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Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans and Dried Cranberries

Updated: Dec 31, 2023


When it’s the holiday season, your house is always filled with unexpected guests and family. That means it’s time to uncork the wine, mix some drinks and serve up a warm and cozy appetizer. My go-to EASY and crowd pleasin’ appetizer is this here Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans and Dried Cranberries. It takes NO TIME to make, looks festive and is absolutely perfect to serve with cocktails! Happy Holidays and dig in!! YUM



Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans and Dried Cranberries

PREP TIME

10 mins

COOK TIME

15 mins

TOTAL TIME

25 mins

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Appetizer

Cuisine: Southern

INGREDIENTS

1 (8 ounce) wheel of Brie

1 small apple (peeled, cored, cut into chunks or wedges)

⅓ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pecans (halved)

1 ½ tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons maple syrup

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°,

  2. Get out your rimmed baking pan, or in my case, your smallest cast iron skillet. Place the Brie in the skillet.

  3. Now, in a little sauce pan add the butter, brown sugar, honey maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook over a low heat and stir until all the ingredients are blended, about 2 minutes. (Or, as Grandmama Watson used to say, “Stir ‘til used.” Meaning you couldn’t tell one ingredient from another.)

  4. Top the brie in your cute, little skillet, with the apples, cranberries and pecans. Then, pour the brown sugar, butter-honey sauce over the whole top of the brie you’ve covered in the fruit. It’s OK if it drips down the side of the brie and some of the fruit falls off into the skillet. (Dadgum! My mouth’s waterin’ just thinkin’ about how good this looks and tastes!)

  5. Bake the brie with the toppings and sauce in your 350 oven for about 14-15 minutes. Take the brie out of the oven and serve it up as an appetizer with some thinly sliced rounds of baguette or assorted crackers. I just plop down a hot-pad and serve the brie right out of the cute little skillet I baked it in.

  6. When you cut into the baked brie, the still warm, melted cheese oozes out and mixes with the sweetness and tartness of the fruit, and the crunchiness of the fresh pecans. YUM! This is one DEE-LISH appetizer!

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