This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
This baked brie recipe is a favorite to entertain with around the holidays. Filled with the delicious flavors and aroma of the season, this brie appetizer is a major crowd-pleaser and a cinch to whip up.
When I’m entertaining, I love creating appetizers that are a bit unique and different than go-to’s you’d find at any party (i.e. chips and salsa, crackers and cheese cubes, etc). While the classics are great, it’s so much more fun to add your own creative spin to a dish and make it something memorable your guests will talk about even after the party’s over.
Baked brie cheese recipes like this one with apples and pecans is one of those standout dishes. Not only that, but it’s a recipe that’s incredibly easy to whip up and adds a homemade touch without a ton of homemade effort.
I love using the double creme brie from Joan of Arc® because as the name implies, it’s incredibly creamy and has great flavor that everybody loves.
Believe it or not, not all types of brie are created equal. Some types of brie offer a bitter flavor or incredibly pungent smell, but I find that Joan of Arc®‘s brie is loved by a variety of palates.
I’ve used their wheel of brie to make recipes like baked brie with wine jam or baked brie in puff pastry, both of which are scrumptious.
Baked brie with cranberry sauce is also a holiday classic, but if you’re just looking for a quick and easy baked brie recipe, look no further than this.
Made with tart apples, pecans, and cinnamon, this baked brie recipe boasts the warm flavors and aroma of the holiday season.
The entire recipe comes together in about 20 minutes, including prep and baking time.
I love serving this baked brie recipe with an assortment of crackers and toasted baguette slices. I would just make sure to pick a sturdy cracker that can hold the weight of the cheese and apple topping. Most crackers will do, but some of the wafer-thin ones just won’t hold up.
For a savory touch, try adding crispy bacon, some thyme leaves, and a sprinkle of cayenne instead of cinnamon. This baked brie recipe is sure to become your new entertaining favorite!
Baked Brie Recipe
- 8 oz. wheel of brie
- 1 tart green apple peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup pecan halves
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- crackers and/or bread to serve with
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of foil. Use a sharp knife to slice off the top of the brie. Try to slice as thin of a sliver as you can. The wheel of brie should look like a canister with a lid after removing the top.
Place the brie's top back onto the brie and place the brie onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake the brie for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the butter to a pan over medium high heat. Once the butter is beginning to melt, add in the brown sugar and stir to combine until everything has been liquified in the pan. Lower the heat to medium-low.
Add the apple cubes and the cinnamon to the pan and cook until they've caramelized, about 5 minutes.
Once the apple cubes have caramelized, add in the pecans. Stir everything together and cook for another minute until the pecans have toasted and absorbed some of the flavor from the apples. Remove the pan from the heat.
Once the brie has finished baking, transfer the brie to your serving plate using a very large spatula. Use a fork to help you remove the top of the brie. Scoop the apple and pecan mixture onto the melted cheese, then arrange crackers all around the cheese.