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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  • Reply
    October 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

    could Camembert be used in place of Brie?

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

      It would be fabulous, Tina, I tend to like Camembert even better than Brie, but the larger wheels are harder to find.

  • Reply
    October 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Absolutely delish! Love it?

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    October 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love baked brie so much and wish I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This one is a show stopper and I will be trying it for sure over the holidays!

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    Ashley - Forking Up
    October 26, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I need some versions of baked brie that aren’t covered in a thick layer of carb-y pastry. This looks soooo goooood thank you!

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    Debi at Life Currents
    October 26, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This sounds wonderful! And such a beautiful presentation with the pecans all in a row like that. Great recipe for the holiday months!

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    Heidy L, McCallum
    October 26, 2016 at 8:11 am

    That is such a cute and delicious looking idea! I always see pear and this apple addition really stood out to me. Brie Cheese is a longtime favorite, but it has to be quality cheese.Yours looks amazing. I definitely feel this recipe making an appearance and soon at our home for the Holidays.

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Thanks Heidy ~ pears are more common, but they don’t have the burst of flavor that the apples, have, so I think I prefer them. And you’re so right, a good Brie makes all the difference 🙂

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    Platter Talk
    October 26, 2016 at 8:10 am

    What an ultra deluxe way to serve brie! Beautifully done.

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    October 26, 2016 at 7:54 am

    It’s been ages since I’ve had (or made!) baked brie. And it’s such good stuff! Pairs perfectly with apples and pecans. Or pears, for that matter. 🙂 This looks great — thanks.

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      October 26, 2016 at 8:07 am

      I know, I tend to forget about it, but it’s insanely easy, and like I said, the wheels keep forever in the refrigerator, so it’s pretty perfect for the holidays.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    October 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I agree with Jennifer – this is a great combination of flavors and textures and it is so pretty too! You are a master at putting together wonderful flavors that look and sound perfect together. I’m keeping this recipe handy because I know it will be a treat during the holidays!

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Thanks Tricia!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 26, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I’m not sure there is anything nicer than warm Brie cheese. Except maybe warm Brie cheese with apples, pecans and maple syrup 🙂 Perfection!

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