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.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, and browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Chop bacon into rough pieces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

193 calories; 13.5 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 302 mg sodium. 11.6 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
I made this for a friend who asked if she could lick the dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
No changes & yes will make it again. It was fairly easy and went over famously at our party. AND THE PATS WON!:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
everyone loved it - I had to give so many the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I ve made and eaten quite a few varieties of baked Brie. This is now one of my favorites! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I wrapped the brie in puff pastry before topping and baking! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good not great. Given the ingredients I thought it would be amazing so I was a bit disappointed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used the larger brie wheel and omitted the pecans due to a nut allergy. I added one more slice of bacon and 1 more apple for the larger brie. Next time i will diced apples so they are easier to eat. This was an excellent change to my old crescent roll wrapped brie. Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made the recipe without the bacon. First time I baked the nuts/sugar combo, it burnt but the second time I reduced the time and it was perfect. The apple topping was amazing but it made cutting through the Brie wheel a little challenging. I will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this 2x this week for 2 parties! So easy (if it wasn t I wouldn t even try to do it) and a huge hit both times! Read More