Caramelized Pear & Baked Brie Bread Bowl

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A delicious holiday party appetizer, this easy Baked Brie recipe in a sourdough bread bowl is topped with buttery sweet caramelized pears and a drizzle of honey!

Bread bowl with baked brie, caramelized pears and red, white and green cheese spreader

It’s Christmas week! Woo hoo! A time for family, watching Home Alone and eating all the bread and cheese!! Carbs don’t count during Christmas week, right?! 😉

Two weeks ago I headed up to Big Bear, a cute little mountain town northeast of San Diego, with the boyfriend and friends to celebrate my birthday. On the way home, we decided to stop in the wine country area of Temecula for a little lunch and wine tasting!

My boyfriend kept going on and on about this baked brie in a bread bowl he’d had at a winery a few years ago. I did a quick google search and found the Maurice Car’rie Winery. Sure enough, first thing when you walk in the door, there’s a little old lady at a table selling these famous Baked Brie Bread Bowls.

All I could think was “this is amazing” and “how did I not think of this before?!” After all, it couldn’t be a total coincidence that a round of brie cheese just so happens to fit perfectly in a round sourdough loaf, right?! 😉

Baked brie spilling out of bread bowl onto green plate with caramelized pears on top

While the Maurice Car’rie Winery made their Baked Brie Bread Bowl on the savory side with herbs and lots and lots and lots of roasted garlic, I decided to come home and recreate this recipe on the sweet side!

Baked brie bread bowl with caramelized Bartlett pears

I love the combination of caramelized pears,  brie cheese and honey, so this combo for the Baked Brie Bread Bowl was a no-brainer!

I dare you to say “Baked Brie Bread Bowl” 5 times as fast as you can… go… babadababidaba, yeah, that’s basically what happens, haha!

Brie cheese being pulled from a baked brie bread bowl with caramelized pears

Now let’s get to this seriously scrumptious recipe that’s equal parts amazingly creamy, perfectly sweet, and easy to make!

Baked brie sourdough bread bowl ingredients, honey, pears, butter, brie, sourdough and brown sugar

Baked Brie Bread Bowl Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 bartlett pears (core removed & thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 round sourdough bread loaf
  • 1 round (7 oz) Brie cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey

Baked Brie Bread Bowl Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Place the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the pears and brown sugar. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pears are caramelized.

Meanwhile, slice the top ½ inch off of the round of sourdough bread.

round sourdough bread with serrated knife

Cut a circle the size of the brie from the middle of the sourdough loaf being careful not to cut through to the bottom of the loaf.

sourdough bread round with hollowed middle

Place the brie in the middle of the loaf.

sourdough bread filled with brie

Top with the caramelized pears, then drizzle with the honey.

bread bowl on baking sheet filled with brie and caramelized pears

Place on a baking dish and cover with the top slice of bread.

Sourdough bread bowl on baking sheet filled with brie and caramelized pears

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Caramelized pears on baked brie bread bowl on green plate with fresh pears

Remove from the oven and slice the top piece of bread into cubes for dipping up the baked brie and pear goodness!

Cut slits every inch along the edge of the bread bowl, for easy pulling apart and dipping.

Hand pulled bread from baked brie bread bowl with caramelized pears

Yessssss, gimme!

Not gonna lie to you, my boyfriend and I ate this for breakfast… almost the entire thing… I’m kind of ashamed, but not really, because it was so amazing and decadent and all of the things Christmas week should be! 😉

Baked brie in bread bowl with caramelized pears and honey on green plate with red and white cheese spreader and towel

Do you have a favorite family holiday appetizer tradition?

Ours has been Sausage Balls and Little Smokies for as long as I can remember, but I’m definitely stepping the appetizer game up this year and bringing this new recipe to Christmas day in Oklahoma!

Baked brie in sourdough bread bowl with caramelized pears

If you love baked brie as much as I do, you also have to check out these recipes for Bruschetta Baked Brie and Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie!

Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowl with Fresh Pears and Toasted Pieces of Sourdough Bread

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Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowl

A delicious holiday party appetizer, this easy Baked Brie recipe in a sourdough bread bowl is topped with buttery sweet caramelized pears and a drizzle of honey!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 352 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 bartlett pears core removed & thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 round sourdough bread loaf
  • 7 oz round brie cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the pears and brown sugar.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pears are caramelized.
  5. Meanwhile, slice the top ½ inch off of the round of sourdough bread.
  6. Cut a circle the size of the brie from the middle of the sourdough loaf, being careful not to cut through to the bottom of the loaf.
  7. Place the brie in the middle of the loaf.
  8. Top with the caramelized pears, then drizzle with the honey.
  9. Place on a baking dish and cover with the top slice of bread.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and slice the top piece of bread into cubes to serve with the brie for dipping.
  12. Cut slits every inch along the edge of the bread bowl, for easy pulling apart and dipping.

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