On Line Cookbook

Brie and Pesto Spread

Recipe Information
Beautiful layered mold of creamy brie and pesto.


  • 8 oz (224 grm). cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz (168 grm). brie cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • Pesto:
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) chopped walnuts
  • Pesto Layer:
  • Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until a nice paste forms.
  • set aside.
  • Brie Layer:
  • Blend the softened cream cheese and brie together in a medium bowl until combined.
  • Set aside.
  • Whip the chilled heavy cream in another bowl until peaks form.
  • Fold the cream into the cheese mixture until combined.
  • Take a 4-cup, deep bowl and line with plastic wrap.
  • Drizzle with some olive oil and arrange some fresh, whole basil leaves on the bottom of bowl for a beautiful presentation or decoration (optional).
  • 1/4 Pour of the cheese/cream mixture into the bottom of the lined bowl.
  • Spoon a layer of pesto over the cheese, and continue to alternate layers until done - should end with cheese.
  • Fold over the plastic wrap to cover and chill overnight.
  • When ready to serve, invert and unmold on to a platter or dish.
Serve with champagne crackers and toasted bread rounds. Very elegant and such a party pleaser. Will always impress anyone not just by the taste, but by the beautiful presentation.