Honey Pecan Baked Brie

January 7, 2011
This easy baked brie is covered in sweet honey and crunchy pecans. Serve it with slices of crisp apple or your favorite crackers.  Honey Pecan Baked Brie Recipe | Fake Food Free | A simple appetizer on game day or for holiday parties!

When it comes to big sporting events I have to admit, it is all about the game food. Our game food has stepped up a notch in recent years. Sure, we still have nachos, and we can even find chicken wings and drummies from local farms which I can coat with buffalo sauce. But beyond that, I become a bit of a snack snob.

If I have my way there will also be some gourmet cheeses, maybe some bruschetta or pesto. This baked brie is a perfect example. 

Honey Pecan Baked Brie Recipe | Fake Food Free | A simple appetizer on game day or for holiday parties!
I’ve had baked brie at parties and restaurants, but I rarely make it myself. On New Year’s Eve I decided to give it a try and now (regardless of whether or not we care about the teams) I’ll be making it for game day, too!

There are lots of baked brie recipes out there. I originally wanted to make one with a jam on top, but couldn’t find the jam I wanted in an HFCS-free version. Instead, I combined pecans, mascavo sugar and honey. It formed a praline-type topping that was delicious with the cheese.

This recipe is super simple and you’ll have warm, gooey, sweet and salty goodness in a matter of minutes!

Honey Pecan Baked Brie Recipe | Fake Food Free | A simple appetizer on game day or for holiday parties!

Honey Pecan Baked Brie
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  1. 1 round Brie cheese
  2. ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  3. ¼ cup mascavo (or brown) sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons local honey
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the unwrapped wheel of brie in a shallow baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the chopped pecans, sugar and honey. It will form a thick, sticky paste.
  2. Spoon the pecans and sugars over the cheese and spread evenly. Bake the cheese for 10 to 15 minutes, until the pecans and sugar begin to caramelize. Let sit 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
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Honey Pecan Baked Brie Recipe | Fake Food Free | A simple appetizer on game day or for holiday parties!

Honey Pecan Baked Brie Recipe | Fake Food Free | A simple appetizer on game day or for holiday parties!
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  • Chow and Chatter January 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    wow looks great why not watch the game and eat in style 🙂

  • MelindaRD January 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Looks awesome. I love brie. My mom used to bake one in the center of a round braided challah bread and it was so good.

  • Lauren January 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I adore brie… add on these toppings and I’m in bliss :).

  • Jessica January 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Warm baked cheese is the best on a cold winter night!

  • Reeni January 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I never made brie myself either – I keep meaning to. I love the sound of this – the topping is just delectable!

  • sweet-komal January 9, 2011 at 3:32 am

    yum yum I’ve never seen round brie though, maybe you can’t get it over here in england..think i could substitute pi d’ angloys which has a honey flavour to it anyway mmm thanks for sharing!

  • Lori January 9, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Chow and Chatter – Absolutely!

    Melinda – Oh that sounds incredible!

    Lauren – Something a little sweet with it just sets it over the top. 🙂

    Jessica – Definitely perfect for this time of year.

    Reeni – I know, it took before to finally get it and make it myself too.

    sweet-komal – Interesting, I’ve only seen brie in a round. Camembert is usually a good sub for brie.

  • OysterCulture January 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Now that’s a classy dish. Baked brie is one of those simple dishes that just look like you put way more effort into it. I love it with fig jam too, but you just cannot go wrong with honey and pecans.

  • Fresh Local and Best January 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Oh I love baked brie! The combination of sweet, nutty and salty is so luxurious and at the same time down to earth. I’ll definitely be trying this when I get a chance!

  • kat January 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Isn’t it crazy how hard it is to find jam without HFCS, that’s why we started making our own.

  • Lori January 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    OysterCulture – That’s such a great point. It really does look like a dish you’d spend hours on. Oh, I’d love to try a version with fig jam!

    FLB – Brie has the best flavor that goes well with just about anything sweet or savory. So versatile!

    kat – I know! Sometimes I buy the simply fruit for Dan and I have some peach I made this summer, but I really wanted to use orange marmalade. No luck finding that without it.

  • Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) January 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Totally in love with the photo that has the cheese oozing out of the brie wheel. I want to dive in with a spoon.

  • Anna January 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Brie Cheese is one of my favorite cheeses, and with all those yummy things on top, is just fantastic.