Looking for a delicious, easy-to-make Christmas or all-year appetizer recipe? Then this air fryer camembert is for you. This foolproof recipe produces perfectly cooked camembert every time, it is creamy, cheesy, gooey, and a perfect dipper for crackers, crudites, crusty bread, and many more.
Can you cook camembert in the air fryer
If you love cheese and you love entertaining, then you need to try this stress-free and foolproof air fryer baked camembert recipe. It is easy and is much faster and easier than traditional methods. The cheese melts perfectly, is super cozy and warm, and is ready within minutes. It is absolutely divine and once you cook it in your little gadget there will be no going back.
You don't need to break the bank making this melty gooey goodness and no need to heat up a whole oven for it as well. It's only a little cheese but utterly delicious! Depending on the size of your air fryer and the number of guests you are catering for you can cook up to 3 at a time.
For reference sake, the camembert is cooked in Cososri 5.5L (1700W). however, you can use any other brand of air fryer you own. Make sure to adjust the timing to suit.
What you will need to make yours
Chili flakes for a bit of heat
How to bake camembert in air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 180C/365F
Remove the camembert cheese from its foil or plastic packaging, and place it back in the wooden box (if it came with one).
Score the top of the cheese diagonally by making a few cuts that follow the lines on the cheese.
Carefully push some fresh springs of thyme and rosemary inside the incisions and season the top of the camembert with red pepper flakes. Finally, drizzle some honey and olive oil onto the cheese
Bake the camembert cheese in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes or until it is melted and gooey on the inside.
Carefully remove it from the air fryer, place it on a platter or cheese or Charcuterie board, sprinkle it with chili flakes, and serve immediately while it is hot and melty.
What to serve it with
Enjoy this melted creamy cheese with crostini, bagel chips, and chopped nuts (pecan, pistachio etc).
You can also serve it with preserves or jam of choice.
How do I cook Camembert without an oven
Most camembert does come in a circular wooden box, however, if yours doesn't have one, you can use an oven-proof dish to cook it or wrap it in aluminum foil.
Simply place the cheese inside the dish and score the top of the cheese diagonally by making a few cuts that follow the lines on the cheese. Then carefully push some fresh springs of thyme and rosemary inside the incisions, season with red pepper honey, and olive, and cook as instructed. The same would apply if you used aluminum foil.
Air Fryer Camembert
- Air Fryer
- 250 g Camembert cheese
- 2 Tablespoons runny honey
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh thyme
- Chili flakes to serve optional
- Preheat the air fryer to 180C/365F
- Remove the camembert cheese from its foil or plastic packaging, and place it back in the wooden box (if it came with one).
- Score the top of the cheese diagonally by making a few cuts that follow the lines on the cheese.
- Carefully push some fresh springs of thyme and rosemary inside the incisions. Finally, drizzle some honey and olive oil onto the cheese
- Bake the camembert cheese in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes or until it is melted and gooey on the inside.
- Carefully remove it from the air fryer, place it on a platter or cheese or Charcuterie board, sprinkle with chili flakes and serve immediately while it is hot and melty.
Can I substitute brie for camembert
Yes, you can substitute brie for camembert in this recipe. Both kinds of cheese are similar and the end result will be equally delicious.
Can I use other herbs instead of thyme and rosemary
Yes, you can substitute other herbs such as sage or oregano if desired. The herbs used can change the flavor of the cheese but it would still be delicious. In fact, you can also add a few fresh garlic slices if you desire, I am not just a fan, I like mine with herbs, pepper flakes, and lots of honey.
Can you eat the rind of camembert cheese
Yes, you can eat the rind of camembert cheese or Brie. It is soft and edible and adds a nice texture to the creamy cheese inside. The rind also helps keep the cheese from melting away too quickly in the air fryer.
How long will it take to cook camembert in an air fryer
It usually takes around 5-7 minutes to cook camembert in the air fryer. However, you should check the cheese at around 4 minutes and adjust the cooking time as needed.
Can I cook more than one camembert in the air fryer at once
Yes, you can cook more than one camembert in the air fryer as long as there is enough space. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, and be careful when removing the cooked cheese from the air fryer. It would be best to use a pair of tongs or oven mitts to avoid scalding yourself.
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I hope you enjoy this creamy baked camembert air fryer recipe! If you try it out, please let me know in the comments below how it turns out for you. Tag us @cravingsmallbites on Instagram and save away to your Pinterest. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them as well. I’d be happy to help!
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