Appetizer | March 5, 2020

Baked Brie with apples and pecans

Creamy baked brie with the delicious crunch of pecans, tart apples and sweet chewy raisins. This baked brie is perfect for a girls night in, holiday parties, game night or a night in with quaint friends.

This post is sponsored by Miltons Craft Bakers Crackers. All opinions and recipe development are our own.

cheeseboard platter

WHAT IS BRIE?

Brie is a soft white cheese, fairly mild in taste. It comes in a wheel or a triangle segment piece in the store. You can find it in the specialty cheese section. It can be eaten both cooked and uncooked. It’s best if eaten at room temp or warm however-straight out of the fridge is not the best.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR THIS BAKED BRIE?

Because Brie is a mild delicious cheese it can pair either with sweet or savory toppings. For this recipe we’re pairing it with natural flavors of

  • Apples (either McIntosh, Cortland or Granny Smith are best)
  • Golden Raisins
  • Apple Cider
  • salt
  • Oregano
  • Pecans

HOW TO MAKE THIS BAKED BRIE

To start we are going to prepare the topping by softening and seasoning the apples and raisins. In a small sauce pan combine the cider, salt, raisins and chopped apples.

  • Bring them to a boil for about 2 minutes
  • Strain out the juices
  • Set aside

HOW TO BAKE BRIE

Here are some pro tips to baking your brie:

  • place your brie on parchment paper. This helps for easy removal from the pan to platter (and no stick!)
  • Place your brie in a shallow baking dish

DO YOU REMOVE THE RIND FROM THE BRIE BEFORE BAKING?

NO. Bake the Brie with the white rind ON.

  1. with your brie in a shallow dish on parchment paper
  2. add your apples and raisins on top
  3. top with pecans if you desire
  4. add a sprig fresh or a sprinkle of dried oregano

HOW DO I KNOW BRIE IS FINISHED BAKING

Place the brie in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes. You will know it is done when you can press on the top and it is very soft. You do not want it to be too firm or  so melty it is seeping out of the rind. When you cut into it, it will slowly run out.

WHAT DO I SERVE BAKED BRIE WITH?

Cheesy gooey baked brie goes well with

  • apple slices
  • celery or veggie slices
  • crackers

WHAT CRACKERS GO WITH BRIE?

I LOVE these gluten-free baked crackers by Miltons. They come in a few different flavors that will compliment just about any dip! They have a great flavor, without being too “nutty” or “seed” flavor (which I find can be tricky in gluten free crackers, but not these!). They are light and crispy while also be strong enough to withstand a seriously cheesy dip. I use millions all.the.time. for every dip and party I go do.

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PRO TIP FOR SETTING UP YOUR BRIE CHEESEBOARD

While your brie is baking us the container and a space saver on your chartuturie board. Then when your brie comes out of the oven you can transfer the brie quickly without it cooling down before serving to guests.

another pro-tip? After the brie comes out of the oven cut the parchment paper around the brie really fast instead of trying to lift the melty cheese circle.

how to set up your cheese board with the place saver

OTHER BRIE FAQ’s

DO YOU EAT THE RIND OF THE BRIE?

Yes! The rind is totally edible. It adds extra taste and texture!

WHAT OTHER KINDS OF TOPPINGS CAN I ADD?

  • crumbled bacon
  • dried cranberries
  • honey
  • maple syrup

HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVER BAKED BRIE?

IF you have leftover brie store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you are ready to eat it again wait till it is room temp or reheat. You can reheat for about 15 seconds in the microwave.

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cheese oozing out of brie wheel
Baked Brie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Oozie brie goodness!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: baked brie
Servings: 6
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 small apple preferably McIntosh,Cortland or Granny Smith
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 4- inch Brie
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional chopped peacans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Core and chop apple.
  3. Place apple in saucepan with raisins, salt and cider and boil gently until apples are tender but not mushy about 2 min.

  4. Put Brie in an oven proof dish slightly larger than the brie.
  5. Strain the liquid from the apple/raisin mixture and place on top of brie.
  6. Add pecans on top if using.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Serve with Milton crackers.

Recipe Notes

DO YOU EAT THE RIND OF THE BRIE? 

Yes! The rind is totally edible. It adds extra taste and texture!

 

WHAT OTHER KINDS OF TOPPINGS CAN I ADD?

  • crumbled bacon
  • dried cranberries
  • honey
  • maple syrup

HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVER BAKED BRIE?

IF you have leftover brie store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you are ready to eat it again wait till it is room temp or reheat. You can reheat for about 15 seconds in the microwave. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Brie
Amount Per Serving (2 tbs)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 480mg21%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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