Easy yet elegant, this fig baked Brie dip is studded with slices of fresh black mission figs and topped with a sweet, orange-scented Kahlua sauce. You can put this impressive baked Brie with fig and Kahlua sauce together in just a few minutes with only six ingredients, making it the perfect party appetizer. Even if fresh figs aren't in season, I have a couple alternatives for you, so put this boozy baked Brie spread on your next party menu, no matter the time of year.
3-4fresh black mission figs or your favorite varietystemmed and sliced (see note if fresh figs are not available)
2tablespoonsdark brown sugar
1tablespoonKahlua or your favorite coffee liqueur
½teaspoonfresh orange zest
Leaves from several fresh thyme sprigs
Bread, crackers or fruit for serving
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut Brie into cubes, leaving the very bottom of the Brie in tact, and place in a small baking dish. Place slices of figs in between Brie cubes.
In a small bowl, whisk together dark brown sugar, Kahlua and orange zest until it smooths and comes together. Pour over Brie and figs.
Bake until the Brie melts and the sauce is bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Serve with bread or crackers. Enjoy!
If fresh figs aren't available, you can use dried figs or mix fig jam into the sauce. For the dried figs, chop them up and sprinkle on top during the last minute or two of baking. If using fig jam, whisk 2 tablespoons into the sauce that you pour on top. You may want to cut down the dark brown sugar, depending on how sweet your jam is. Whisk the fig jam, coffee liqueur and orange zest together. Taste and then decide if you want the full or a reduced amount of dark brown sugar.
You don't need to remove the Brie rind before cubing. If you decide to remove it anyway, you might want to get more than 8 ounces to make up for the cheese you'll cut away by removing the rind.
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