Baked Camembert with Spiced Gooseberry⁠ ⁠

Sharp and juicy gooseberries matched with warming spices, and a creamy, unctuous Camembert or brie is our idea of the perfect pairing...⁠

Prep time: 15mins
Cooking time: Spiced gooseberry - 30mins, Baked cheese - 20mins
Serves: 2

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Traditional Recipe

Gooseberry Jam

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  • Spiced Gooseberry⁠
  • 1/2 red onions, thinly sliced (or half of a red onion⁠
  • 2 tbsp Folláin Gooseberry Jam⁠
  • 1 small bay leaf⁠
  • 0.5 tsp mustard seeds⁠
  • 0.5 heaped tsp salt⁠
  • 75ml cider vinegar⁠
  • Baked Cheese⁠
  • 250g Irish Camembert or Brie⁠
  • 1 tbsp vermouth OR dry white wine⁠
  • 2 thyme sprigs⁠
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes⁠
  • To serve⁠ crackers or toasted bread


  1. Method:⁠
    Spiced Gooseberry⁠Put all the ingredients in a large, heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Cook over a medium heat, then bring the mixture to the simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 mins. ⁠
  3. Baked Cheese
    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  4. Unwrap 250g camembert, brie or similar from its packaging, then place back into its box. ⁠
  5. Tie string around the box to secure. ⁠
  6. Slash the cheese a few times and top with 1 tbsp vermouth or dry white wine, 2 thyme sprigs and a pinch of dried chilli flakes.⁠
  7. Bake on a baking tray for 20 mins until gooey