Brie and Figs and Cherries, Oh My!

Hi There,

Dom and I were invited to a friend’s house for dinner recently. I promised I would bring an appetizer. After asking her about her menu, I decided I needed to make something savory. My appetizer muse was nowhere to be found. I think she was off eating the free samples at Costco. I set off for the market and was walking around hoping she would come back and help out when WHAM out of nowhere I saw logs of brie in the cheese case. Whoever has seen logs of brie???? The creative juices started flowing and I came up with this tasty little treat.

I am sure that in the story of Adam and Eve, the forbidden fruit was a fig and not an apple, pear or anything else.
Yotam Ottolenghi


  • 1 President Brie Log
  • 2 tablespoons of fig jam
  • 1/4 lb low sodium proscuitto
  • Sour Cherry Preserves
  • Glazed Walnuts


  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature
  • Slice the brie log in the center enough to make a pocket but not all the way through
  • Put the fig jam in the pocket and lightly press to close
  • Wrap the log in proscuitto
  • Wrap in paper and refrigerate until ready to serve
  • Just before serving slice into round discs and top either with the basalmic cherry or a walnut
  • Place on a cracker of your choice and serve


Pour yourself a delicious glass of dry white wine, put the Brie on a plate and pretend you are in Paris!

46 responses to “Brie and Figs and Cherries, Oh My!”

    • I usually do this with figs and goat cheese. You probably noted the similarity to TJ Strawberry Appetizer. I guess I just like roll up.

      • I recently found Reny Picot Slicing Brie at Market Fresh, a small size Whole Foods. The slices are square and not round. I bet Whole Foods carries it – I forgot to check the last time I was there. Just for your info…

  1. I love this!!! And the fact I have to look for the brie log at Costco. I think the log really lends itself to fun and creative ideas. Yours was proof!

  2. A brie log would be great to cut lengthways and fill a baguette ! This is a yum appetiser, and hope you and your friends didn’t eat too many as It would be easy to do so.

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