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Baked Brie with Maple Caramelized Apples and Spiced Praline Bacon

Julie Hubert

"This is a party in your mouth. Creamy, smoky, spicy, sweet, this recipe makes for a dramatic appetizer that will wow at your Thanksgiving cocktail hour! The recipe also works with a 16-ounce round of Brie if you're feeding a big crowd. Serve with a baguette or your favorite crackers."
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33 m servings 193 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Lay bacon on the prepared baking sheet. Mix pecans, brown sugar, chili powder, and sea salt together in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the bacon.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, and browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Chop bacon into rough pieces.
  4. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Saute, stirring only every 60 to 90 seconds, until apples are tender and brown, about 8 minutes. Mix in remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup and cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Cut a round of parchment paper slightly larger than the round of Brie cheese. Place the Brie cheese on the parchment paper; place onto a baking sheet. Top with the cooked apples to make a big mound.
  6. Bake in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Add bacon-praline mixture on top of the Brie. Continue baking until top is bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter using a large spatula. Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The cooked apples can be made a day ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 13.5 g fat; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; 40 mg cholesterol; 302 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Good, not great. Given the ingredients I thought it would be amazing so I was a bit disappointed.

I made this for a friend who asked if she could lick the dish.

Made this for a holiday party and it was a hit!! I cut the apples up smaller so it was easier to put on a cracker!