This apple Brie pull apart bread post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I remember when I had Brie cheese for the very first time and fell in love with it. I was in Chicago, it was freezing and I wanted (NEEDED) a feel-good grilled cheese sandwich. Brie was the star of my grilled cheese sandwich parade, and it was so delightfully melty, buttery and ooey, gooey I couldn’t stop talking about it.
It began a love affair for life in which Brie now plays a starring role. One of my favorite recipes with Brie is this delicious apple Brie pull apart bread. I love to serve it at the holidays.
It makes me want to sing, it’s so good.
The key to the recipe is of course, the Brie cheese, and I use Joan of Arc Double Creme Brie. (Find a store that sells it near you here.)
It’s out-of-this-world good!
So, to make the apple brie pull apart bread, take a round loaf of bread and cut cross-hatches over the entire surface making sure not to cut all the way through to the bottom.
Next cut a wheel of Brie cheese into thin strips. The rind is edible, so you don’t need to remove it, but it doesn’t melt like the actual cheese does, so some people prefer to cut it off. I’ll leave that up to you.
Now melt some butter and stir in some freshly chopped rosemary and thyme. Baste the bread with the melted butter mixture making sure it gets down into all the nooks and crannies you cut.
Then it’s time to stuff the bread with all those delicious strips of Brie cheese along with spoonfuls of apple pie filling. Use all the cheese; you’ll thank me later!
Are you drooling yet?
I am “brie-cause” I know what it tastes like!
Wrap the whole shebang up in aluminum foil and bake it on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted and bread is toasty hot.
And grab chunks of that delicious cheesy, buttery bread.
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Apple Brie Pull Apart Bread
Apple Brie Pull Apart Bread
- 1 round Italian bread loaf
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
- 1/2 can apple pie filling, with apples chopped
- 1 8oz round Joan of Arc Brie cheese, cut into thin strips
Preheat oven to 350°.
With a serrated knife, crosshatch the bread loaf making deep cuts about an inch apart on the entire surface but not all the way through the bottom.
In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, thyme, and rosemary, Use a pastry brush to apply the butter thoroughly coating the top and inside the bread cuts.
Stuff each cut with Brie and apple pie filling, pushing them down inside.
Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted and hot.
Click here to find Joan of Arc Brie cheese so you can make your own apple Brie pull apart bread for holiday entertaining.