Festive warm Brie with jalapeño pepper topping


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes4 to 6 servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 4-in. round brie, or camembert

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red bell pepper

  • 1 tbsp chopped canned green chilies, or 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


  • Thinly slice top rind off cheese, leaving sides and bottom intact.

  • To heat in oven, place on a foil-lined baking sheet for easy handling. Or place round on a microwave-safe plate. Stir all remaining ingredients together and spoon over cheese.

  • Topped cheese can be covered and refrigerated for up to half a day. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 350F (180C). Bake cheese, uncovered, in centre of oven until warm, from 8 to 10 minutes. Or microwave, loosely covered, on medium power just until warm, from 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Serve right away with crackers such as water biscuits.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 113, Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 0.4g, Fat 9.3g.