Easy microwave baked brie with apricots + bacon

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 2 minutes Total Time 7 minutes

Easy microwave baked brie with apricots, thyme and bacon is a super fast way to make a delicious, impressive appetizer!


  • 1 15 oz. wheel of brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon (about 5 slices)


  1. Use a small paring knife to remove the top rind of the brie cheese to within 1/2 inch of outside edges.

  2. Spoon apricot jam into center circle of brie and sprinkle with chopped thyme.

  3. Place on a microwave-safe serving platter and microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until brie softens.

  4. Top with crumbled, cooked bacon and serve immediately with crackers and/or fruit.

Recipe Notes

  1. roughly chopped
  2. Recipe Notes

    The recipe below is for a 15 oz. wheel of brie cheese to serve a crowd, but you can use a smaller one if you have fewer people. These photos are of an 8 oz. wheel, which is what I use if we have just 4-6 adults eating it as an appetizer. (Same process but it only needs 50-60 seconds in the microwave.)

    You can pop this back in the microwave to rewarm it as the party goes on.

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