Baked camembert recipes and topping ideas

Discover five baked camembert topping ideas from Good Food, perfect for a Christmas party buffet, cheese course or festive dinner party starter.

5 ways with baked camembert

Put together the perfect dipping and sharing platter with a creamy baked camembert, finished with a range of delicious toppings. Discover how to bake camembert then try our irresistible recipes below.

Truffle & wild mushroom

Truffle and wild mushroom camembert

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

Camembert topped with bacon and 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.

Antipasti

Antipasti-topped Camembert

Try an Italian twist. 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 with a small handful of sundried tomatoes and bake until the cheese is melting.

Mulled wine & red onion chutney

Camembert topped with mulled wine and red onion chutney

These festive flavours work perfectly with camembert; perk up your standard red onion chutney with a dash of mulled wine. Heat the mulled 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.

Nut roast

Camembert topped with roasted nuts

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.

If you're looking for more festive inspiration, check out our Christmas canapé recipe collection.

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