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Irresistible Brie Appetizer with Pecan Topping

 Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that's simple yet impressive? Look no further! This brie appetizer with a sweet and crunchy pecan topping is the ultimate party dish that will wow your guests.

It's made with just a few ingredients, it's easy to prepare, and it bursts with flavor. 

How to Make a Mouthwatering Brie Appetizer with Pecan Topping

A brie with pecan topping appetizer and crackers.

Whether you're hosting a gathering or potluck, or just want to indulge in a delicious treat, this recipe for baked brie with a delicious pecan topping will surely become your new favorite. 

Why You'll Love This Recipe 

Quick and Easy: With minimal prep time and simple steps, this recipe is perfect for busy hosts who want to impress without spending hours in the kitchen.

A Sweet and Savory Flavor Profile: The combination of brown sugar, butter, and pecans creates a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Baked brie with pecan topping surrounded by crackers.


Elegant Presentation: The warm and gooey brie, topped with the glossy pecan sauce, makes for an elegant and visually appealing appetizer that will make you look like a gourmet chef.

Versatile: This brie appetizer is suitable for any occasion, from holiday gatherings to casual get-togethers, and pairs perfectly with various crackers or pieces of bread.

Ingredients to Use

Brie Cheese: Look for a high-quality brie cheese that is ripe but not overly runny, as it will hold its shape better when warmed.

Brown Sugar: Use light or dark brown sugar for a rich and caramelized flavor in the pecan sauce.

Maple Syrup: Choose real maple syrup for flavor.

Pecans: Choose fresh, chopped pecans for a crunchy texture and nutty flavor in the topping.

Crackers: Opt for bland or butter crackers that won't overpower the flavors of the brie and pecan topping.

A sleeve of butter crackers.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make this appetizer in advance?

A: While it's best to serve the brie appetizer fresh out of the oven, you can prepare the pecan topping in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Warm it up in the microwave or stovetop before pouring it over the brie and serving.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Brie cheese works best for this recipe due to its creamy and melty texture when warmed. However, you can experiment with other soft and creamy cheeses like Camembert or triple cream cheese.

Q: What are some variations of this recipe?

A: You can customize this brie appetizer by adding different toppings such as dried cranberries, apricots, or fig jam for a touch of sweetness, or a drizzle of honey for extra richness. You can also experiment with different types of nuts like walnuts or almonds for a unique twist.

With its quick and easy preparation, impressive presentation, and irresistible flavors, this brie appetizer will surely become a hit at your gatherings. Experiment with different toppings and nuts to customize the recipe to your taste. So go ahead, try this recipe, and get ready to indulge in a scrumptious and satisfying appetizer that will leave your guests asking for more. 

The Brie Recipe

brie, brie appetizer, pecan topping
appetizer
American
Yield: 8
Author: Donna Urso
Irresistible Brie Appetizer with Pecan Topping

Irresistible Brie Appetizer with Pecan Topping

A scrumptious brie appetizer with pecan topping that's easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Warm, gooey brie cheese is topped with a sweet and savory sauce made with brown sugar and pecans, then served with your favorite crackers. A delicious recipe that will impress your guests with minimal effort.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the brie cheese on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Bake the brie in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is softened and gooey.
  3. Add the brown sugar and maple syrup over medium heat in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well combined. Add the pecans.
  4. Cook the pecan sauce for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly.
  5. Pour the pecan sauce over the brie cheese on the baking sheet, spreading it evenly.
  6. Carefully transfer the warmed brie with pecan topping to a serving plate.
  7. Serve the brie appetizer with your favorite crackers or pieces of bread for dipping and spreading.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

188.63

Fat (grams)

13.19 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.45 g

Carbs (grams)

11.81 g

Fiber (grams)

0.7 g

Net carbs

11.1 g

Sugar (grams)

9.42 g

Protein (grams)

6.64 g

Sodium (milligrams)

197.27 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

28.25 mg

Nutritional information is approximate.

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