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Sweet and Savory Baked Brie with Pecans & Honey Topping

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This baked brie recipe features a rich, creamy, buttery brie round and is topped with naturally sweet honey, fresh, fragrant thyme, red pepper flakes, and finished with pecans for the perfect honey nut brie centerpiece!

bread and a cheese knife stuck into melty baked brie with pecans and honey

Baked Brie

Baked brie is a deliciously rich, decadent appetizer that will please any palate. It’s perfect for any occasion. This brie round is sweet,  savory, and it can be served as an appetizer or a dessert! 

It’s easy to make and pairs well with fruit or a toasted french baguette for smearing. In fact, you can whip up this dish in less than 30 minutes from start to finish! Once you try this delicious baked brie recipe with my honey pecan topping, I’m sure that you’ll be back for more.

Why you’ll love this Honey Nut Glazed Brie Recipe

  • Brie rounds make for easy throw-together appetizers that are perfect for any occasion.
  • You can prepare more than one variation for a large crowd. Serve a savory, sweet, and plain option when hosting a dinner party.
  • Very little cleanup is required, which is always a plus in my book!
  • You can easily get creative with different combinations of toppings.
cheese knife dipped into melty baked brie

Equipment you’ll need

All you need to make this baked brie is an oven-safe baking dish or platter as well as a small bowl for mixing the honey nut topping! A cheese knife is also helpful for serving.

Ingredients for your Baked Brie With Pecans & Honey

Below is a list of the major ingredients with some helpful tips and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

  • Brie – You’ll need one round of brie, which is 8 ounces. Brie is usually near the deli department of a market with the other speciality cheeses.
  • Pecans – I opted for pecan pieces because I had some on hand from the last time I made a pistachio cake. You can use chopped pecans or halves, as well.
  • Honey – Higher quality the better. Ideally local honey would be the best if you have access.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – To balance a bit of the sweetness, but this can be skipped.
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How To Make Brie With Honey & Pecan Topping

  1. STEP ONE: Unwrap the round of brie and place it in the center of a small heat safe baking dish. Score the top of the cheese with diagonal lines.
  2. STEP TWO: In a small bowl, add the pecan chips, half the honey, red pepper flakes, and thyme and mix together.
  3. STEP THREE: Pour the mixture over the scored cheese and drizzle with olive oil and additional honey.
  4. STEP FOUR: Bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven at 375° until bubbling and gooey.
  5. STEP FIVE: Immediately serve with toasted bread and fruit.

Additional Baked Brie Toppings

  • Cranberry and Pecan Baked Brie
  • Balsamic and Figs Brie Topping
  • Sundried tomatoes and capers
  • Apricots and Walnuts
  • And anything else you enjoy!

How to store leftover Baked Brie

If you have any leftover brie put it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The brie will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator.

To reheat, set it out at room temp for about 30 minutes prior to serving. You’ll want to follow the same steps as above to warm it back up.

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Oven-Baked Brie With Pecans & Honey FAQs

How many does 8 oz of brie serve?

One round of brie (8 oz) will comfortably serve 6, but more likely 8-10.

Can I use almonds or walnuts instead of pecans?

Sure! If you prefer to use a different nut, that’s fine. Any nut will work, and it may even make for a tasty alternative to the pecan. Pistachios would work well.

What if I can’t find fresh thyme?

You can use dried thyme or fresh oregano in place of the fresh thyme. If you just want to leave it out, that is okay too. The fresh thyme does bring another dimension of flavor to the brie that pairs really well with the honey and pecans. It’s worth hunting it down!

baked brie topped with pecans & honey with a cheese knife stuck in

I don’t like honey, can I use another sweetener?

Absolutely! You could also replace the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar as well. You can also make caramel with brown sugar and water! Really the possibilities are endless when it comes to brie.

What can I serve with baked brie?

Serve the round of brie with french baguette rounds and fruit such as grapes, strawberries, or figs. You could also serve it alongside a savory appetizer like an antipasto platter! If it’s winter, you could serve it alongside a Snowman Cheese Ball.

Get creative and think of your favorite flavors!

Need more cheesy recipes? Try these:

Cheesy Asparagus Puffs
Macaroni & Cheese Flatbread
Garlic Cheese Bombs

Click here for my entire collection of appetizer recipes.

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bread and a cheese knife stuck into melty baked brie with pecans and honey

Baked Brie with Pecans and Honey

Melissa Williams
This baked brie recipe features a rich, creamy, buttery brie round and is topped with naturally sweet honey, fresh, fragrant thyme, red pepper flakes, and finished with pecans for the perfect honey nut brie centerpiece!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces brie
  • ¼ cup pecan chips can also use chopped or pecan pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons honey divided
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme chopped (can also use dried)
  • olive oil for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Place the round of brie into the center of a heat safe dish and score the top with a knife.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the pecan chips, 2 tablespoons of the honey, red pepper flakes, and thyme.
  • Pour the pecan mixture over the brie and drizzle with additional honey and olive oil. Top with additional fresh thyme.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melty.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Serve with toasted bread and fruit.
Slice french baguette into small pieces, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and crisp in the air fryer (350 for 4-5 minutes) or in the oven.
Stove leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 182IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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