Apricot and Pecan Baked Brie is an indulgent, creamy appetizer that the whole party will love. Savory melted brie with hints of rosemary smothered in sweet, decadent apricot preserves and nutty pecans is a dream. Deceptively simple, everyone will be astounded with how little effort goes into this recipe while still creating a stunning and delicious dish!
Apricot and Pecan Baked Brie
Apricot and Pecan Baked Brie is an appetizer for the ages. While it is perfect for holiday parties, this dish should be savored all year long. Any excuse for melted cheese, fruit, nuts, and bread we’ll take.
This recipe looks impressive and is absolutely beautiful to serve, but surprise! It’s one of the easiest things you can make. The brie is baked in the oven while the preserves are melted and mixed with the pecans to create a mouthwatering sweet topping for the savory, gooey cheese.
Slices or chunks of toasty, crusty bread dipped into the baked brie will send your guests’ tastebuds soaring. Serve this for parties and potlucks, soirees and fancy events, or treat your friends at your next board game night to an appetizer they won’t soon forget.
How To Make Baked Brie
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a small oven safe skillet or a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place your brie into the pan and score the top of it with a knife.
- Lay sprigs of fresh rosemary across the top of the brie and bake for 20 minutes.
- While the brie bakes, heat your apricot (or whatever flavor you’ve chosen) preserves in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.
- Add in the pecans and stir to incorporate. Once the brie has finished baking, remove the rosemary. Pour the apricot and pecan mixture over the cheese.
- Serve with toasted baguette slices and a drizzle of honey over top and enjoy!
Tips and Variations
- Feel free to use any flavor of preserves or jam you like. Brie can pair with so many flavors, blackberry, fig, or an orange marmalade would taste amazing.
- If pecans aren’t to your taste try swapping them for dried fruit like cranberries or raisins or a different type of nut like pistachio, walnuts, or hazelnuts.
- Caramelized onions can add a more savory flavor to your brie.
- Take this incredible appetizer to the next level and skip the bread on the side by baking the brie in a layer of puff pastry. For the puff pastry you’ll wrap the brie in the thawed pastry and bake at 400°F for about 35 minutes (until the pastry is golden brown), let cool for about 5 minutes and serve as directed.
Storage: Let the baked brie cool completely. Then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Freezer: We don’t recommend freezing this dish.
Reheating: For reheating, place in the oven and heat until warmed through. You can also enjoy brie cold if you wanted to skip reheating the leftovers.
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- 8 ounces brie cheese 1 round of cheese
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 cup apricot preserves or whatever preserves or jam you prefer
- ½ cup pecans (halves)
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a small oven-safe skillet or baking pan with parchment paper.
- Place the brie into the pan, and score the top with a knife.8 ounces brie cheese
- Lay rosemary across the top of the brie. Bake for 20 minutes.2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- In the meantime, heat the preserves in a microwave safe bowl for 1 ½-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or until smooth and easy to stir.1 cup apricot preserves
- Add the pecans, and stir to combine. Once the cheese comes out of the oven, remove the rosemary and pour on the apricot and pecan mixture.½ cup pecans
- Serve with grilled baguette slices and a drizzle of honey on top.2-3 tablespoons honey
- See post for storage options.