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Toasted French bread is dipped in tasty gooey baked camembert
5 from 9 votes

Best Ever Baked Camembert

Delicious and indulgent melting Camembert, baked in the box. Perfect for dipping, spreading and sharing.
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time23 mins

Ingredients

  • 250 g 1 Camembert
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp chilli flake
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • woody herbs - thyme, rosemary or oregano - a couple of sprigs

Instructions

  • If you can, take the cheese out of the fridge about an hour before you are ready to cook, and let it come up to room temperature.
  • Heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4.
  • Remove the Camembert from its waxed paper wrapping, flip the lid of the box over and stand the base in the lid. Rotate the joins on the lid and base of the box so they are opposite each other, to help keep the shape of the box. Put the cheese back in the box. Wrap some foil around the box to contain any leaks.
    250 g 1 Camembert
  • With a sharp knife, slash the top of the cheese into a diamond pattern. I find the easiest way to do this is to cut along the lines that are already on the cheese and then cut across at a 45 degree angle.
  • Cut up the garlic clove. Poke a few pieces of garlic into the cheese, using more or less according to taste. Then drizzle the honey and olive oil over the top. Sprinkle on the seasoning. Finally, add a sprig of thyme.
    1 clove garlic, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp olive oil, ½ tsp chilli flake, sea salt, pepper, woody herbs - thyme, rosemary or oregano
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the top is slightly puffed. It will feel fluid and runny inside, similar to a filled water balloon. If needed give it another few minutes.
    Cooking for longer will not make the cheese runnier. Instead it will harden up and go lumpy.
  • Carefully remove the foil and transfer to a serving platter. Remove the herb sprig you used, which will have become dry, and replace with a fresh one for decoration.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.