One of the easiest ways to vary your baked brie is to add a bit of fruit to it, either before or after you bake it. Try adding some cranberries and figs to the top of the Brie before popping it into the oven. Or you can top it with cold figs (and honey) after it comes out of the oven. Other fruity flavors that go well with baked Brie include strawberries, blueberries, and pears.
Another great choice is to add some nuts to the Brie. Usually when you add nuts, however, you will also want to add some sort of liquid or moist topping, such as a pecan praline sauce. You can also top the Brie with a bit of pumpkin butter and then sprinkle walnuts on top of it or sprinkle on pecans after adding maple syrup.
Brie is the perfect shape to hold a bit of liquid, which means it is incredibly easy to add condiments to the top of it to create your own variation. Any liquid from compote to maple syrup to honey will do well. One of the best types of condiments, however, is jelly as this is easy to find and comes in limitless flavors.
With Savory Flavors
If you don’t want to add a bit of sweetness to your Brie, you can also bake it with some savory ingredients. Try baking in some thyme and sundried tomatoes or mushrooms. This option is easy as the cheese will naturally melt right around the mushrooms, keeping them in place.
To change the presentation of your Brie a bit, you can also give it an edible crust with your favorite puffed pastry or phyllo dough. If you are really ambitious, try stuffing the Brie inside a vegetable before baking it. Artichokes work very well for this as they will create a natural and edible serving bowl for the Brie.
On A Stick
If you want to turn baked Brie into a pre-portioned and portable appetizer, then consider baking it onto a stick. This may sound odd at first, but it is actually fairly simple and only involves wrapping the Brie (and maybe some jam or other ingredients) in pastry dough in bite-sized pieces and inserting a stick for portability.