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Thyme Baked Camembert with Quince Onion Jam

Guests will love this indulgent cheese dish by South Cape FIne Foods.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 onions, finely sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 100g South Cape Quince Paste

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • fresh thyme

  • 200g wheel South Cape Camembert

  • crusty bread, for serving


  • 1.

    Heat oil and sauté onions and salt over low heat for 15 minutes until soft and caramelized.

  • 2.

    Stir in South Cape Quince Paste until melted. Add vinegar and 1 teaspoon chopped thyme. Spoon into a small round ovenproof serving dish.

  • 3.

    Place the Camembert in the centre of the jam, top with sprigs of thyme and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes until Camembert has softened and warmed through.

  • 4.

    Serve immediately with crusty bread.



• To make a Fig and Pear Jam – substitute grated pears for the onion and South Cape Fig Paste for the Quince Paste.

• South Cape Brie can also be used in place of Camembert.

• Try with South Cape Fig or Pear Paste for variety.

This recipe is brought to you by South Cape Fine Foods.

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