Brie With Roasted Pear and Thyme

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Roasted pears put a sweetly fresh spin on a perennial cocktail-party favourite. From Food and Drink.


  1. Cut off top rind of Brie and discard. Set Brie aside. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Peel and core pears, then slice 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Lay on a generously buttered baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Roast in oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn slices and continue roasting 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are caramelized and brown.
  6. Arrange pear slices overlapping in a circle overtop Brie.
  7. Refrigerate, uncovered, for up to half a day.
  8. When ready to serve, heat in a preheated 350°F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until softened.
  9. Sprinkle with thyme and serve with slices of fresh baguette or water crackers.
Most Helpful

I roasted the pears as directed in the recipe.Like Rita, I added some brown sugar and also some fresh ground nutmeg to the pears before roasting. Then I followed the recipe and everybody LOVED it!!! They ate every last bite! Thanks, Leslie, for a GREAT, simple appetizer!!

ChrisMar September 22, 2010

I sauteed the pears in a pan with butter then topped the brie with a touch of brown sugar. To die for! Merci. Made for ZWT5

Rita~ June 05, 2009

Delicious! So easy as well. I was going to leave the thyme off but glad i didn't, found some lemon thyme in the garden and it really gave a wonderful extra aroma..even more than flavor, so my suggestion is definitely use fresh thyme.

MarraMamba June 05, 2009