Ok…this recipe is SOOOO easy, and SOOOOO good! If you are a lover of cheese and brie, you have got to try this one. Purple Wine Bar is a restaurant here in Seattle that has a really fun menu, and one time, I tried their fabulous Baked Brie and this is my attempt at recreating that most delicious of appetizers! I have made this for parties, bridal showers, baby showers, and just for dinner and every ounce of it is always devoured right before my eyes! You can use any Brie in this recipe, but the softer and meltier the better in my book! If you cannot have Dairy, you can even use a Goat cheese brie to make this. I have done that before while cooking this for my family, a few of which are lactose intolerant.
I usually use a homemade apricot jam in this, made by my wonderful mother. However, you can use any good apricot preserve you have or I know that seedless raspberry or plum jam would be good with this as well! I am doing a double batch blog today, showing one baked brie with Apricot Jam, and the other with a Fig Spread in it. YUMMMM….my mouth is watering and I think I will now take a break to go and eat a few more bites of the Baked Gooey Goddess that is sitting on my table! Be back in a Jiff!