Rich, creamy, and sweet baked brie with preserves, kept perfectly melty and warm in the Crockpot! This appetizer couldn’t be easier, and everyone will love this take on baked brie. With slices of toasted baguette or apple for dipping, it’s delicious and perfect for the holidays!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- I love this time of year. There’s usually a party for something, whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, football games, bonfires, birthdays – whatever. And with those fall and winter parties comes the absolute best party foods. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer party foods, too, with all the fruits and salads and fresh veggies and bright flavors. But when the weather cools off, out come the slow cookers and dips and rich, deep, warm flavors and heavy comfort foods. This Crockpot baked brie dip is exactly that – rich and warm and so, so delicious, with melty brie and sweet preserves and fruity apple juice. Then you sprinkle some crunchy pecans on top and serve it with crisp apples and toasted baguettes? This is one of those holiday party dishes that everyone just hovers around because it’s too good to miss a bite.
- The prep for this is SO easy. All you actually have to do is cut the rinds off the wheels of brie. Everything else is just a matter of measuring and dumping. That means you’ll be back to the rest of your holiday prep in no time, but you’ll end up with a dish that tastes like you put a ton of hard work and culinary know-how into it.
- This recipe is written to be made in a small, 1.5-quart Crockpot. If you don’t have a slow cooker that small, though, don’t worry! You can actually place a heatproof container inside the ceramic insert of your Crockpot and make your baked brie dip right in that! There are a few things you want to keep in mind if you do that, so check out the Notes section of the recipe card below before you dive in.
- You absolutely MUST be sure to cut away every last bit of the rind on the wheels of brie before you try to melt the cheese. The rind won’t melt, so any pieces that aren’t cut off will just be these odd little lumps throughout your dip, which is just unpleasant.
- Like most Crockpot recipes, slow cooker baked brie can be made a few hours before you need it – just use the “warm” setting and stir it periodically to keep it nice and melty! If the dip thickens too much, stir in a little more apple juice to thin it back out.
More Holiday Party Dips, Apps, and Snacks
- Cocktail Blini (For Caviar and More!)
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board
- Sweet Onion Bacon Jam
- Creamy Hot Crab Dip (Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free)
- Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- ½ cup fig or apricot preserves
- ¼ cup apple juice
- 2 8-ounce wheels brie rinds cut off completely, cheese cubed; see Notes
- ¼ cup toasted pecans chopped
- 1 baguette sliced, to serve
- 2-3 apples sliced, to serve
- 1.5-quart Crockpot see Notes for larger slow cookers
- Large wooden spoon
- Add fig or apricot preserves and apple juice to Crockpot. Whisk ingredients together until incorporated.
- Add cubed brie to Crockpot. Use large spoon to gently stir ingredients together to fully coat brie with juice mixture.
- Cover slow cooker with lid. Cook on low heat 1 to 2 hours, or until brie is soft and melty.
- Remove lid and stir dip. Top dip with chopped pecans and additional preserves if desired, then serve warm with baguette and apple slices.
- Brie: The rind won’t melt, so if it’s not cut off completely, the remaining pieces will make your dip sort of lumpy and strange. Be sure to cut off absolutely all of the white bloom!
For Larger Slow CookersThis recipe is intended to be made in a small, 1.5qt Crockpot. If you don’t have a slow cooker that small, you can make your dip in a heatproof container (like a Pyrex dish) placed inside your Crockpot insert. A few things to keep in mind if you do this:
- Place a steamer rack or a wire trivet in the bottom of the Crockpot insert first, to keep your container off the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Place the container in the Crockpot before filling it with ingredients, to make sure it’ll fit and that it sits steadily.
- Check that the lid of the Crockpot will still fit snugly. If your container sits up too high and keeps the lid from sealing completely, your dip won’t “bake” like it should.
- Add 1-2 inches of water to the bottom of the Crockpot beneath the inserted dish.
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