Welcome to apple season! What’s better than apples and Brie cheese? Apples, Brie, and herbs baked on top of soft homemade focaccia bread! This is a fall recipe you will love!

This apple brie and herb focaccia recipe is a little sweet and perfectly savory. The delicious apple flavor paired with fresh herbs and creamy cheesy Brie, that practically melts into the bread like butter, creates a taste of the fall season in bread form. Make this for every gathering and deliver to friends and neighbors for a tasty fall treat.

Simple ingredients for this apple and brie focaccia:

  • 1 recipe for focaccia
  • Apple
  • Soft cheese such as Brie
  • Herbs such as rosemary and thyme
  • Flake salt
  • Olive oil
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Read all about focaccia bread

The Olive Oil and Salt Brands I love for Making Focaccia

FLAKE SALT I LOVE!! MALDONS

Great Basic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for This Recipe COLAVITA

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What makes a focaccia a focaccia?

Focaccia is basically an Italian yeasted flat bread. The dough of a focaccia is flavored with olive oil and sometimes topped with herbs, vegetables, fruit and other toppings. Just like pizza dough, focaccia dough is made with flour, oil, water, yeast and salt.

Try my Tomato Herb Focaccia

Tips for Storing Focaccia

Storing: The focaccia will keep at room temperature, covered with plastic wrap, for 2 days. Reheat in a 375-degree oven for 10 minutes. To freeze focaccia, cut it in pieces, wrap each piece in plastic wrap, place in resealable plastic freezer bag, and freeze for up to 1 month. *I do not recommend freezing the tomatoes. Remove them before freezing.

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What apples are best for baking on the focaccia?

  • Honeycrisp Shatteringly crisp texture is guaranteed to hold firm.
  • Fuji Crisp and sweet apples that hold their shape.
  • Pink Lady Balanced between sweet and tart. It will retain its distinct shape when used in this recipe.
  • Granny Smith Always a safe bet as far as a baking apple.
  • Jonagold Tart with a honeyed sweetness, Jonagolds hold up exceptionally well in the oven.

Substitutes for Brie Cheese

  • Camembert this brie-like cheese texture becomes creamy and soft. The cheese flavor is earthy, mild, and rich with a delicate salty note
  • Mozzarella is a white and creamy cheese coming from Italian with a similar melty texture to Brie cheese.
  • Gorgonzola is creamy and Brie-like in texture; as the cheese ages, it becomes harder and crumbly. All gorgonzola is wonderfully garlicy and peppery.
  • Chevre is tangy, smooth, and creamy flavor with an earthy undertone that can replicate the Brie cheese’s characteristics.
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How to serve focaccia bread

Since focaccia bread is pretty thick, focaccia can be sliced in half and used for making sandwiches. It’s also a tasty addition to a bread basket or an accompaniment to a bowl of soup or a salad. A sweet version of focaccia can be eaten for dessert or even for breakfast as a replacement for toast. Mangia!

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Apple and Brie Focaccia Bread

  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 15 min +8-24 hours (dough rest time)
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes +rest time
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This apple brie and herb focaccia recipe is a little sweet and perfectly savory. The delicious apple flavor paired with fresh herbs and creamy cheesy Brie, that practically melts into the bread like butter, creates a taste of the fall season in bread form. Make this for every gathering and deliver to friends and neighbors for a tasty fall treat. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 recipe for my focaccia bread
  • 1 apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, cored and cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) rounds
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh or dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh or dried thyme, crushed
  • 8 oz Brie cheese, cut in slices
  • Flake sea salt for topping
  • Olive oil for topping

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2.  Make focaccia as directed in the recipe. Follow directions until after dimpling it with your fingers. Before the step of putting the focaccia in the oven: sprinkle evenly with half of the rosemary and thyme. Arrange the apple slices on top, slightly overlapping. Tuck the slices of brie slightly underneath every other apple and distribute evenly. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil over the apple slices and sprinkle with the remaining herbs and a sprinkle of flake salt.
  3. Bake focaccia until puffed and golden brown all over, 20–30 minutes. Optional: brush lightly with olive oil at the right after taking it out of the oven. Enjoy warm or cold!

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