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This Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie tastes amazing, is SO EASY to make, and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It’s a delicious holiday appetizer!

Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary
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Baked Brie is hands-down my favorite holiday appetizer. It looks and tastes super sophisticated, but it takes minutes to make and has very few ingredients. This recipe pairs creamy, tangy cheese with tart cranberry sauce, sweet honey, crunchy pecans, and fragrant fresh rosemary.

Ingredients in Baked Brie

  • Brie Cheese Wheel – Brie cheese is a melty cheese with a mild, buttery, creamy taste. It is encased in a rind of white mold. I know what you are thinking….MOLD? Yes, mold. But, unlike other mold, this one won’t make you sick. It is a type of edible mold that adds texture and so much flavor to the cheese. I know it sounds weird, but trust me it is so delicious!
  • Honey – A drizzle of honey adds sweetness to the Baked Brie.
  • Cranberry Sauce – Make your own, or use the stuff from the can.
  • Chopped Pecans – Pecans give this dish a bit of a crunch!
  • Fresh Rosemary – Rosemary pairs so perfectly with the cranberry and brie flavors. Plus, it makes it look festive and fancy!
A slice of baguette dipped in Baked Brie

Variations

Baked Brie is a very versatile recipe! Try it with the toppings above or try some of our other favorites, listed below.

  • Maple Syrup
  • Apricot Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Fig Jam
  • Pumpkin Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Fresh Herbs like Fresh Thyme or Sage
  • For Brie En Croute: Wrap the whole thing (cheese, cranberry sauce, pecans, rosemary) in puff pastry dough and brush with an egg wash. Bake until pastry is golden brown and flaky.

Recipe Tip

Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

You have about 20 minutes from the time the baked brie comes out of the oven to enjoy the perfect, dippable texture. So, make sure to bake just before serving. Also, make sure to have your dipping items prepped and ready!

Frequently Asked Questions about Baked Brie

What do you serve with baked brie?

When serving this appetizer at a party we like to put out a serving platter of dipping options. This includes apple slices, crackers, and sliced baguette.

Do you take the rind off brie before baking?

No, you leave the rind on during baking. The rind helps the cheese maintain its shape in the oven. If desired, you can cut off the top of the rind, but leave the sides and bottom on.

Do you eat baked brie hot or cold?

Baked Brie is best when it is hot! It is the perfect dipping and spreadable texture when it is hot.

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Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

Baked Brie

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This Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie tastes amazing, is SO EASY to make, and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. It’s the easiest holiday appetizer ever!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce brie cheese wheel
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • fresh rosemary
  • crackers, apple slices, and sliced baguette for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Use a sharp knife to score the top of the brie. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, or a small casserole dish.
    Brie cheese wheel scored
  • Top with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and fresh rosemary.
    Brie cheese wheel topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cheese should be soft, but not completely melted out of shape. Move to a serving platter and serve immediately.
    Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

Notes

  • You have about 20 minutes from the time the baked brie comes out of the oven to enjoy the perfect, dippable texture. So, make sure to bake just before serving. Have your dipping items prepped and ready!
  • When serving Baked Brie at a party we like to put out a serving platter of dipping options. This includes apple slices, crackers, and sliced baguette.
  • The rind helps the cheese maintain its shape in the oven. If desired, you can cut off the top of the rind, but leave the sides and bottom on.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 0.4mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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