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
    Matt @RealFoodByDad
    October 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Perfect for fall parties!

  • Reply
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    October 27, 2016 at 10:18 am

    One of my favorites!! This looks like heaven!

  • Reply
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
    October 27, 2016 at 7:39 am

    There really is nothing better than apples and Brie. Maple syrup is the perfect touch!

  • Reply
    [email protected]'s Recipes
    October 27, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Luscious and heavenly, Sue.

  • Reply
    Holly N @ Spend With Pennies
    October 27, 2016 at 6:04 am

    This looks both delicious and beautiful! I could exist solely on cheese… and I love the fall flavors in this dish!

  • Reply
    October 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    5 stars
    No fair! I thought SweeTangos were my personal secret! I looked in vain for a replacement for fresh, crisp ManIntosh apples ever since I moved West. Then I found these and I like them even better. I have them in yogurt, on oatmeal, with cheese, and just by themselves.

    • Reply
      October 27, 2016 at 5:31 am

      They’re really the best just as is, I agree 🙂

  • Reply
    October 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Oh! This looks like a fabulous way to eat brie!!

  • Reply
    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    October 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Whenever I go to a party, something like your baked Brie is what a choose first. Yours looks yummy.

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      I know what you mean, I make a beeline for hot cheese!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    October 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    What a delightful fall appetizer. Actually I could make dinner out of it with no problem, Will definitely be pinning this for holiday get togethers!

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      I like the way you think!

  • Reply
    Vicki Bensinger
    October 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    One of my all time favorites to snack on at parties is baked brie. I don’t know why I never make it myself though. This is beautiful and sounds fantastic with those fall flavors. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving or those holiday parties!

    • Reply
      October 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Vicki <3

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