Baked Brie Dip w/sun dried tomatoes, thyme

by on December 10, 2008

baked brie dip recipe

Warm. Cheesy. Flavorful. Dip. On. Bread. Need we say more?

This brie dip recipe post just needs to be short and simple. Call it cheating, we don’t care. It’s almost like a mathematical equation that doesn’t need further explanation:

melted brie + tangy, sun dried tomatoes + aromatic garlic + fragrant thyme + heat + bread = Fabulous!

It’s holiday party season for us and that means becoming the popular people at work (popularity is seasonal) because we bring the really good stuff: Cheesy dips.  Tis the season to indulge in all the cheese dip and bread that you can eat because SANTA says it’s OK. We’re good kids and listen to Santa.

So there it is kids, the math says it all. Words don’t need to describe how good and fast this baked brie dip is.

We’re ending this post here so that we can spend more time getting back to making this dip recipe and sharing with everyone at your table.

In the beginning…

baked brie dip recipe


baked brie dip recipe

The End… The Final Dip.

baked brie dip recipe

Do you like? Dive in!

Baked Brie Recipe

Yield: 3-4

Cook Time: 30 min.


  • about 10 oz. Brie
  • 8 oz. jar of sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained & chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of dried thyme or 3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • Baguette or crackers


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Remove rind from Brie, then cut brie into cubes.

3. In medium bowl, combine sun dried tomatoes, garlic, thyme, fresh cracked black pepper

4. In small-medium baking dish, layer the base with about 1/3 of the sun dried tomato mixture, then top with 1/2 of the chopped brie. Repeat the layering until the top layer is the sun dried tomato mixture.

6. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, or until the brie completely melts and becomes bubbly. You may need to stir the dip one time, about 15 minutes into the baking to combine the layers.

7. Serve warm, with bread or crackers

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marc @ NoRecipes December 11, 2008 at 1:49 am

Those sun dried tomatoes are gorgeous, are they home made?


2 Happy Cook December 11, 2008 at 2:20 am

Just looking to that pic i am salvaing.
I am sure going to make this.


3 Donald December 11, 2008 at 2:58 am

What a great idea! I like this a lot.

I imagine I’d have to keep the dip warm for spreading. But I may have to give this a go this weekend for a trial run during football.


4 Julia December 11, 2008 at 4:47 am

This looks fabulous! I’m all about serving a variety of dips — so easy to prepare, so easy to serve. And you’re right, it doesn’t get any better than ooey, gooey. Your first photo is gorgeous!!


5 Maya December 11, 2008 at 6:53 am

Like?! Love it :)


6 Manggy December 11, 2008 at 8:52 am

Ah, this, a crusty baguette, and a glass of red and I’m all set! It’s okay with Santa, well because 1) Santa’s not big on fasting anyway, and 2) I won’t want to eat anything else if I’ve got this already! ;)


7 Marvin December 11, 2008 at 10:09 am

We love your sweet onion dip recipe and we’ve made it a few times already at home. This dip looks just as good, if not better! You two must be the king and queen of dip or something;)


8 nikkipolani December 11, 2008 at 10:21 am

Delicious! Can’t wait to see what you guys do for your parties this year :-)


9 Peter December 11, 2008 at 10:32 am

This is decadent, can be pulled off summer or winter and oh so bad for you…must therefore taste great!


10 Nate December 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

That’s a beautiful dip. I especially like the fresh thyme in it. I can see why you’d be so popular.

Have you tried it with blackberry jam? Awesome.


11 MyKitchenInHalfCups December 11, 2008 at 11:25 am

That is just so spot on!
Gorgeous photos!!!


12 Rita December 11, 2008 at 11:26 am

Huummmm, you heat my soft spot…brie…. I never had it with sun-dried tomatoes, I bet it’s delicious. Love the photos too!


13 Passionate Eater December 11, 2008 at 11:49 am

Even though your post is short and simple, that is all you needed to say! Your description of, “Melted Brie + tangy, sundried tomatoes + aromatic garlic + fragrant thyme + heat + bread = FABULOUS!!” and those pictures killed me. I am hungry like a bear now.


14 maryann December 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm

That is just calling my name!


15 Sheetal December 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Such torture cannot be good for me. Off to get me some Brie!


16 Christie @ fig&cherry December 11, 2008 at 3:49 pm

You two are geniuses! That’s it. ;)


17 matt wright December 11, 2008 at 3:03 pm

sweet baby jesus this looks so darn good. I love brie, and this just adds another layer of awesome to it!

Great stuff guys. Really great photos too.


18 Abigail December 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm

OK, I just had breakfast over here in Japan but I’m already HUGELY hungry because of this post. It’s all YOUR fault. Thanks a lot. :)

(Baby’s napping at the moment so I can actually use punctuation and capitals! Oh, oh, he’s waking up…better run…)


19 Jesse December 11, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Wow… I so… want this… @_@


20 Heather December 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

you have put so many of my favorite things into one recipe!! i love it!! it looks so, so, so good!!


21 Jen Yu December 11, 2008 at 8:20 pm

That looks sinfully delish. Are you guys as busy as I am? Because I feel like I can barely keep up with my buds let alone my blogging… Gosh, I wish you were here… or me there. No wait, we have snow – so I wish you guys were here. With the dip. And the pups. :) xxoo


22 shavedicesundays December 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Gonna bookmark this one for the Superbowl!


23 Suganya December 11, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I am a sucker for sun-dried/ oven-dried tomatoes. Oooh, the cheesy goodness.


24 Homecooked December 12, 2008 at 1:19 am

Hmm…looks delicious! Perfect for parties.


25 Cynthia December 12, 2008 at 11:15 am

No darlings, you need not say more. I am drooling here. Have bookmarked this for the holidays!


26 alexandra's kitchen December 12, 2008 at 11:39 am

no, say no more. get back to eating. this looks unbelievably perfect for the holidays.


27 Erin December 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

Yes please! And no I will not share the bowl. I adore brie. Thank you for this dip recipe.


28 Hélène December 12, 2008 at 4:47 pm

I love baked brie. Mine has pine nuts, porto, cranberries, red onions, black olives. A pure delice.


29 J. December 13, 2008 at 5:11 am

This is an excellent example of where a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s making me hungry! Just curious, did you make your own sun-dried tomatoes too?


30 grace December 13, 2008 at 7:02 am

well hello there, mr. melty, ooey, gooey brie. the only thing more picturesque in my mind is melty, ooey, gooey chocolate, but i won’t discriminate. :)


31 megan December 13, 2008 at 7:13 am

It looks like there is brie in my very near future!


32 glutenfreeforgood December 13, 2008 at 10:23 am

Okay, comments closed on the spicy chickens so I’m going to drift into your brie post to leave my message about how thrilled I am that those zippy looking wings are gluten-free (or can be very with no trouble). I love you guys!

As for the beer caps. Looks like you were at a micro-brew beer tasting event or something. Any New Grist or Red Bridge in the mix?



33 Leah December 13, 2008 at 10:34 am

Yummy! This would be delish with Champagne!


34 Food Woolf December 13, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Like? Me love!

I think this is such a great and easy dish for any party. I especially love the graphics and beautiful photo of the final product…Looks like a tear-sheet from a cookbook! I’ll be first in line to buy one, btw!


35 RecipeGirl December 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm

OH, you had me at ‘brie’ but the sundried tomato was just an added bonus, and the melted part put it over the top!


36 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Another great recipe that would adapt well to the slow-roasted tomatoes I put into the freezer this summer!


37 shayne December 14, 2008 at 5:48 am

oh wow this looks so good but not something to make for yourself…now I need to find a party so I have a reason to make it.

I too would likt to knwo if the dried tomatoes are jarred or fresh/homemade


38 White on Rice Couple December 14, 2008 at 3:12 pm

The tomatoes we used were jarred, not fresh. Our garden tomatoes this year never made it to any jars, only to the dinner table. But we’ll definitely be using fresh sun dried tomatoes next year!


39 Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer December 15, 2008 at 9:15 am

Wow this is incredible and will be a perfect addition this year to our family Christmas eve dinner!!


40 Sandie December 15, 2008 at 10:26 am

There are no words, just the feeling of my mouth beginning to water. Love brie, love sun-dried tomatoes, love garlic & thyme, and definitely LOVE bread. But the thing I love most, is how easy this is to create. Absolutely the way a good appetizer should be, tasty & easy (save the hard work to wow them at dinner)!


41 Susan C December 15, 2008 at 9:40 pm

“good and fast” – my two favorite words when it comes to food. And, as always, the photos are brilliant.

I think this recipe is going to become part of my appetizer repertoire.


42 Mollie December 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

yeah, i’m so totally serving this on NYE….


43 Kevin December 21, 2008 at 5:08 am

This sounds so amazingly good!


44 D Vierra February 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I never quite know what to do with brie except for the usual brie en croute or just plain brie as part of a cheese tray, so this recipe is a lifesaver – Thank You!


45 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 4, 2012 at 12:42 am

Just stumbled on this 3+ year old post of yours on Pinterest. Gotta love it!

And I love baked brie. Around the holidays, TJs sold this hot pepper jelly that was fabulous and with brie, I loved it. Need to make your dip!


46 Michelle E January 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Made this on a whim because I had all the ingredients in the fridge and I love them all. It couldn’t have been easier. This will make many repeat appearances.


47 rachael July 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

try taking the small frozen phyllo cups found in the freezer section and place a small piece of brie in the bottom of each,.top with tomato mixture and bake. Great for parties !


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