Baked brie is a surefire hit at parties, and very easy to put together. Many chowhounds favor sweet additions to the cheese, but there are delicious savory versions, too. Most place toppings on a wheel of brie, wrap the whole in prepared puff pastry, bake until the puff pastry turns golden, and serve warm.
Favorite sweet toppings include fresh berries, apricot preserves, cranberry sauce, fig jam, mango chutney, and brown sugar and sliced almonds. Savory favorites include pesto, ham and roasted red peppers, blue cheese and port reduction, caramelized onions, and lox.