Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie - Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!

As a food blogger, you tend to cook a lot of different dishes, ranging from soups to take-out favorites and even peanut butter dog treats, which we have actually tasted.

And then you have your husband who eats everything you make. I’m not sure if it’s because he enjoys my cooking or if it’s because he just loves me too much that he feels the need to eat it all? No idea.

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie - Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!

But today, he said something he’s never said to me before. He told me this was the best thing I have ever made in 2015.

This and the loaded mashed potato balls. But this obviously beats the latter.

I mean, let’s just say that we can all go for a swim in this baked brie, topped with preservative-free Fisher Nuts (DUH!) and dried cranberries drenched in a maple-honey sauce with just a hint of orange zest to put this over the top.

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie - Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!

And you know this is only going to take 5-10 min prep work so this must absolutely make it to your Thanksgiving table.

There’s no excuse. It’s just too stinking easy.

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel brie cheese, rind trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

For the maple honey drizzle

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts pecan halves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place brie on a rimmed baking sheet or a 5-inch cast iron skillet; sprinkle with brown sugar. Place into oven and bake until softened, about 12-15 minutes; let cool 5 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until foamy, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in pecans and cranberries.
  4. Serve brie warm topped with pecan mixture; serve with crackers or baguette.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 233.9 Calories from Fat 126.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.1g 22%
Saturated Fat 6.3g 32%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 32.2mg 11%
Sodium 182.3mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22.2g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 20.1g
Protein 6.5g 13%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. All opinions expressed are my own.