Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, & Maple Syrup

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup is an appetizer that gathers together so many fall favorites…with gooey molten cheese and maple syrup, caramelized apples and crunchy roasted pecans, it’s no wonder people just want to hang out by this appetizer all night.

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Baked Maple Brie with Apples and Pecans just out of the oven

baked brie is the ultimate party appetizer

It’s hard to beat baked Brie. Or toasted pecans, warm maple syrup, and crunchy SweeTango apples. And when you put them all together into one show stopper of an appetizer, all bets are off…

fall apples in a wooden bowl

I love a crisp, crunchy apple

I look forward to that first bite into a perfect fall apple all year long, and SweeTangos are right up my alley. If you want to get scientific about it, Sweetango apples (like Honeycrisps) actually have larger cells than other varieties ~ and that means a better crunch. When you sink your teeth into one, those big juicy cells explode in your mouth. The flavor is a combo of sweet and tangy (hence the name.)  SweeTangos actually hold the Guinness world record for loudest crunch, coming in at 79.1 decibels!

Maple Baked Brie with Apples and Pecans

what you’ll need

For this appetizer you’ll need an apple, a 16 ounce wheel of Brie, a bag of pecan halves, and some good maple syrup. You’ll also need a broad, shallow ovenproof dish that you can also serve out of. Make sure there’s a little space all around for the extra apples, pecans, and maple syrup to collect. A pie plate works well.

TIP: Most large supermarkets sell wheels of Brie in the cheese section, and the good news is that they last a long time in your refrigerator, so you can stock up on a few and be ready to set out a fabulous appetizer at a moment’s notice.

Making Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

how to make baked brie with apples

  1. Layer the toasted pecans around the outer edge of the cheese.
Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans

2. Load up the caramelized apples in the center, and drizzle with maple syrup.

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup is a hot appetizer that will draw crowds! ~

3. It goes into the oven for about 40 minutes and comes out absolutely irresistible. The pecans are toasty, the apples are tender but still firm, the maple syrup is bubbling and the cheese is molten. Yum!

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup in a baking dish

hot appetizers take the party to a whole new level

Baked Maple Brie with Apples and Pecans ~ a gorgeous appetizer for the holidays, or your next party! ~
3.72 from 45 votes

Baked Brie with Maple Apples and Pecans

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, & Maple Syrup ~ this dish gathers together so many fall favorites…with gooey molten cheese and maple syrup, caramelized apples and crunchy roasted pecans.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • about 45 pecan halves
  • 1 SweeTango apple peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 16 ounce wheel of Brie cheese
  • pure maple syrup about 1 cup


  • set oven to 350F
  • Spread out the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, stirring once or twice, until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the brown sugar, stir until dissolved. Add the apples and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Put the wheel of Brie in the center of your baking dish. Chop a few of the pecans for garnish, and arrange the others around the outer edge of the cheese, in 2 layers. Spoon the apples into the center, and arrange a few around the perimeter of the cheese. Top the apples with the chopped pecans.
  • Heat the maple syrup in a small sauce pan until boiling and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle the maple syrup over the apples, it will spill down the cheese and onto the sides.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until everything is hot and the cheese is molten.
  • Serve immediately with crackers or bread.

Cook’s notes

  • The exact baking time will depend on whether your Brie is cold or at room temperature to begin with. You can poke the cheese to test it, it will feel soft when it’s done.
  • You could also use spiced pecans for this recipe.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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    January 11, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    I made this for Christmas company, and though it was absolutely yummy, I do have one comment. In using a whole cup of maple syrup, the whole dish came out of the oven swimming in the syrup which was not appealing and a bit messy. But as I said, the combination of the brie, apples, pecans and syrup are delicious. Next time I make (and I definitely will), I’ll reduce the amount of syrup to reduce the soupiness.

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    December 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    This looks yummy! Will serve this with some iced hard apple cider!

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    Joyce Thomas
    December 19, 2018 at 6:34 am

    I’ve never known if I should take the rind off the Brie or not. It’s so bitter, but I think taking it off would be a disaster. Do you leave the rind on when you make this? It looks like you do.

    Thanks so much!

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      December 19, 2018 at 8:12 am

      I always leave the rind on, you really have to to keep it all together. It softens and all the sweetness of the toppings really cuts any sharpness in the rind.

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      November 1, 2021 at 8:14 am

      5 stars
      I’m thinking dessert! This is a keeper. With mulled wine, spiced or spiked tea! Or just a sip of bourbon!

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        Sue Moran
        November 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

        Oh wow, I hadn’t though of that but, yes!

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    Susan L Dunbar
    November 22, 2018 at 7:12 am

    5 stars
    My new thanksgiving tradition, 3 years running. Thank you for this recipe!

    • Reply
      November 22, 2018 at 7:23 am

      I love to hear that one of my recipes has become part of a family tradition ~ have a wonderful holiday <3

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    September 9, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Is this recipe served with crackers or does it stand on its own.

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      September 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      You would need to serve it with crackers, or a thinly sliced baguette, Sheila. I prefer the bread because it’s sturdier and holds up better.

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    September 9, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Silly question… what happens to the rind when Brie is baked. Is the rind just hardened cheese?

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      September 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

      The baking process is really brief, Bonnie, and it doesn’t get hard at all, it’s basically the same texture, just warmer.

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      December 24, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      5 stars

      Love this!

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