Looking for a Simple, Delicious Appetizer with Tons of Curb Appeal?
Try baked brie with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
When planning for a special meal, add this recipe to your list. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and will wow your guests and their taste buds.
I found the recipe on Pinterest, my new favorite spot for inspiration and recipe ideas.
The shopping list is short, just five ingredients total.
Ingredients for Brie
- 1 Brie wheel (I used the eight-ounce wheel) – About $ 6
- 1/2 cup of pecans (I used a little more to spill over the sides) – $5 for a cup and a half
- Three tablespoons light-brown sugar – I had this on hand
- Three tablespoons maple syrup (I used pancake syrup) – I had this on hand
- Crackers or baguette for serving – $2 for a loaf
I used a cookie sheet to warm the brie and toast the pecans. For serving, I used a small dish to hold the brie and pecans and placed that on a larger platter to hold the bread for easy grabbing. My larger platter is normally used for serving holiday turkey and ham but worked perfectly for this dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place brie cheese wheel on a rimmed baking sheet; place in warmed oven and bake until softened, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate; cool about 20 minutes.
While the cheese cools, place pecans on a clean baking sheet; bake until toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle nuts over cheese. I used more than the recipe called for so that my guests could dip on the sides of the brie as well.
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and maple syrup. (I didn’t have maple syrup on hand, so I used pancake syrup). Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat; simmer until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. This took just a few minutes total. Drizzle warm sauce over slightly cooled cheese and nuts; serve with crackers or baguette.
Following the recipe online it is recommended that for the best texture, you let the cheese cool before topping it with the syrup mixture.
I served this to five adults before dinner, and we had just a few slices of bread left over. I was worried about stubborn clean-up with the syrup but just soaked in warm water with a drop of liquid soap and the dish cleaned easily.
So Simple. So Delicious.
If you have any variations on making this recipe even more delicious, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me anytime. eporter@AdamsHomes.com
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