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Baked Brie with Walnuts and Honey: A Perfect Holiday Appetizer

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Baked brie cheese is a classic appetizer that is perfect for any party or gathering. It’s creamy, rich, and oh-so-delicious! The combination of warm brie cheese, crunchy walnuts, and sweet honey are absolutely irresistible. Plus, it’s super easy to make. We serve it for every holiday party as it is the first appetizer to disappear.

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and is sure to be a hit at your next party. The creamy brie cheese, crunchy walnuts, and sweet honey make for a perfect combination of flavors and textures. It’s also super easy to make, so it’s a great last-minute appetizer. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself just how delicious baked brie cheese can be!

To make this appetizer, you will need a round of brie cheese, chopped walnuts, and honey. You can also use puff pastry or phyllo dough to encase the brie cheese if desired. To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If using dough, roll it out and cut it into a circle that is slightly larger than the brie cheese. Place the brie cheese in the center of the dough and fold the edges up and over the cheese, pressing gently to seal. Place the brie cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top of the brie cheese and drizzle the honey over the top. Bake the brie cheese for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is warm and gooey. Remove the brie cheese from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the baked brie cheese with crackers, bread, or fruit for dipping. It’s a great choice for a cheese platter or as part of a larger spread of appetizers. No matter how you serve it, this baked brie cheese with walnuts and honey is sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering

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melting baked brie with walnuts, cranberries and honey

What is Brie Cheese?

Brie cheese is a soft and creamy cheese optionally from France. It is mild and when melted is delicious for crackers. It comes with a white rind covering the entire round wheel of cheese. I have found the best brie for the best price is from Costco.

a round of brie cheese in white paper on a wood counter

Should You Remove the Rind from Brie?

I have made this recipe with or without the rind. But I like to remove most of the top rind from the round of Brie chees. If I leave the white rind on the top my guest either asks me if it is edible or removes it anyways.

I take a sharp knife and scrap off the thin rind from the top. If a little of the white rind is still visible that is ok too.

close up of honey being poured onto brie cheese in cast iron skillet with walnuts dried cranberries and walnuts on a white counter

Baked Brie Toppings

There are many ways to make a baked brie with toppings. My favorite that my family loves is a simple walnut and honey. However, here are some other suggestions:

  • Honey with Cranberries, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Pecan, or Slivered Almonds.
  • Pistachio and Figs, Fig Jam.
  • Cranberry sauce with Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Pecan, or Slivered Almonds.
  • Any combination of the above with dried fruit on top.

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Ingredients You Will Need for Baked Brie

How to Make Baked Brie with Walnuts and Honey

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Baked Brie with Walnuts and Honey

Add some elegance and flavor to your holiday table with this delicious baked brie appetizer. Infused with walnuts and honey, this creamy, cheesy spread is sure to be a hit with your guests! 

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

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  • 1 round brie
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Open the package of brie cheese and remove the paper wrapping.
  3. Remove the top white layer of the outer coating or rind off the cheese with a sharp knife.
  4. Place the cheese in a round baking bowl or a cast iron skillet. 
  5. Top the cheese with chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries, and drizzle with the honey to cover the top. 
  6. Bake 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is hot and slightly melting. 
  7. Serve with crackers

Notes

  1. You do not have to remove the top layer of the white rind of the cheese all of the rind and inner cheese are editable. 
  2. I would not remove the side or the bottom rind as the cheese will lose its structure. 

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