Perfect for sharing, Good Food has your Christmas party sorted with our five baked Camembert recipes. Read up on our cheesy creations and try for yourself.
Put together the perfect dipping and sharing platter with our creamy Camembert topped with a range of delicious toppings.
Truffle & wild mushroom
This chunky, savoury creation is as rich as it sounds. The wild mushrooms lend a wonderful umami flavour we find irresistible. To make, put a whole Camembert on a baking sheet in its box. Make 3-4 slits and drizzle over some truffle oil. Bake until the cheese is oozing and top with cooked wild mushrooms and garlic.
Candied bacon & pickled chestnuts
Brush streaky bacon on both sides with maple syrup, grill until just cooked, then roughly chop. Put chopped cooked chestnuts in a small bowl with a little sherry vinegar for 2 mins until lightly pickled. Make 3-4 slits in the top of a whole Camembert and scatter over the bacon and chestnuts. Cook until the cheese is melting.
Give your cheese an Italian twist with Camembert topped with classic party nibbles. Make a few slits in the top of a whole Camembert. Finely chop some capers and olives and sit on top of the cheese. Dot a small handful of sundried tomatoes on and bake until the cheese is melting.
Mulled wine & red onion chutney
These festive flavours work perfectly with Camembert; perk up your standard red onion chutney with a dash of mulled wine spice. Heat some red wine until bubbling and reduced by half. Stir in some crushed garlic and red onion chutney. Put a whole Camembert on a baking sheet with a few slits in the top. Bake until melty, then spoon over the chutney.
Give your cheese some extra crunch and a subtle sweetness. Make 3-4 slits in the top of a whole Camembert and sprinkle over some finely chopped sage, walnuts, pistachios, flaked almonds and honey. Bake for 15 mins until the nuts are golden and the cheese is melting.
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