This baked brie recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve up for the upcoming Super Bowl!
I know it's only the first week of the new year but if you're a football fan or just enjoy watching the half-time show like I do, then it's time to start thinking about your menu if you plan on having guests over. This baked brie comes together in just minutes and requires only a handful of ingredients. It will be great to enjoy with either a large or more intimate gathering.
What I love about this recipe is that there are no added sugars. I used a stevia sweetener to add the right amount of sweetness to my apple and pecan mixture. The one that I used was from NutraSweet Natural which will be linked below. Trust me when I say, it tastes just like sugar! The plus side? There's no unpleasant aftertaste!
You will most likely have some leftover apple and pecan mixture that didn't fit under the wrapped brie. Feel free to add this to the outer top of the puff pastry. Also, don't worry if you do not have a cast iron skillet on hand. You can simply bake your brie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Note that you may have to shorten and adjust the time if you are baking it on a cookie sheet.
I opted to use toasted baguette slices for dipping into the melty cheesy goodness but you can use any of your favorite crackers.
Let me know in the comments if you gave this recipe a try or what other foods you served it with. I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start! I look forward to sharing more fun and delicious recipes with you!
Need other appetizer ideas? Check out In Search of Easy Appetizer Recipes? Try this Butternut Squash Tart
This post was sponsored by NutraSweet Natural but opinions are my own.
Apple & Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer
- Cast iron skillet
- 8 oz brie cheese, round
- 1 whisked egg
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 diced apple
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 NutraSweet Natural packets or other stevia alternative
- 1 small French baguette
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Add a piece of parchment paper to your skillet and set aside. Place your thawed puff pastry sheet on piece of parchment paper. Place brie wheel in the middle.
- In a small bowl, combine diced apples, pecans, cinnamon, and packet of stevia sweetener. Spoon over the top of brie wheel. Gently fold over corners of puff pastry, covering brie and its toppings. Brush puff pastry with egg wash. Feel free to add any leftover apples and pecans to the outer top of puff pastry.
- Place prepared brie into your skillet. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. Pastry should start turning a gold color. While brie cools down for a few minutes, slice and toast your baguette. Cut into your baked brie and spread over toasted baguette.