Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pecan, Brown Sugar, and Kahlua Baked Brie

My maid of honor, Jessica, is getting married this coming weekend and I couldn’t be more excited for her! Marriage has been by far the biggest blessing in my life, and I can’t wait for Jess to experience it herself! So, what exactly does that have to do with this recipe? Well, I went to her bachelorette party recently and her cousin Rebecca served a brie that was similar to this. I don’t know exactly what she did or what ratios of what she used, but it was absolutely delicious. This gorgeous brie is my re-creation / take on it!

The result? Well, let’s just say, good luck getting this appetizer to last more than 5 minutes. I made this TWICE this weekend and both times the entire plate was DEVOURED it 5 minutes flat! No, I’m not joking!

I LOVE brie cheese. Well, I actually love all cheeses… but that’s another story. However, there is nothing quite like a good baked brie! I usually make mine topped with jam and wrapped in croissant… it’s a sure-fire winner. So why was I surprised that this baby was a hit as well? Who knows! One thing I’ve learned is that people love a good baked brie! It’s the #1 request I get when people come over or I’m invited to a party… hah If only they knew how EASY they were to throw together! And this one? Even easier… no croissant, no wrapping – quick, easy, and it will blow your mind!

Make this for your next dinner party or if you really want to wow the fella’s, make this for your next game day event! The boys (and ladies) will go CRAZY. I guarantee it.

Note: If you have a Costco in your town, go buy the BIG brie from them and just add a few more nuts, an extra sprinkle of sugar, and dash of Kahlua. I highly recommend using the biggest wheel of brie you can find! Plus, Costco has the best bargain around for cheeses! ;)

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Pecan, Brown Sugar, and Kahlua Baked Brie

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12-18 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

13.2 ounce wheel of Brie
2/3 cup pecans (2.5 ounces), toasted and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons Kahlua
crackers
1-2 sweet apples (like Honeycrisp or Gala)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º F. Using a knife, score a circle around the top edge of the brie (leave 1/4 inch rim). Take a spoon and scrape the white rind off the center circle of the brie (to the inside of the 1/4" rim). Place brie on the center of and oven safe platter.

Mix the pecans, brown sugar, and Kahlua in a small bowl. Carefully place the mixture in then center of the brie and spread to the edges (staying within the 1/4" rim you left). Bake for 8-15 minutes until brown sugar/pecan mixture begins to bubble. Be careful not to overcook (the brie will literally melt and loose its shape if baked too long). You want it nice a warm.

Serve with crackers and apple slices.

(see I told you it’s tough keeping hands outta this!)

 

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57 Responses to “Pecan, Brown Sugar, and Kahlua Baked Brie”

  1. 1

    Kelly — October 25, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Oh my lordy this looks amazing!! This is perfect for a party, I’m making this soon!! :)

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:35 am

      your friends will thank you :)

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    Bev Weidner — October 25, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I am feeling ACTUAL happy pain looking at this.

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:36 am

      haha!

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    Erin — October 25, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    I love sweet appetizers! This looks super tasty.

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    brandi — October 25, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    holy moly. this looks incredible! holiday appetizer right here :)

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:35 am

      or dinner tonight?? ;)

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    Jessica — October 25, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhh yum. That is all.

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    Nancy — October 25, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    WOW!!!! Is all I can Say!!!!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — October 25, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I usually go the apricot jam/puff pastry route, but this looks even better!

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:36 am

      I did too! try this one for a change… it’s SOOOO yummy!

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    Ericka @ The Sweet Life — October 25, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    OMG…this looks soooo freakin’ good. I don’t comment much on food posts these days but this certainly deserved one! Awesomeness!

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:36 am

      aww thanks Ericka!

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    carly {carlyklock} — October 25, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    Uhh, I looooove cheese, too. I think I have anywhere from 5-15 different varieties in my fridge at any given time.

    And brie? Fuggettaboutit.

    Can’t wait to make this! Love the idea of serving it with apple slices. doh.

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:37 am

      girl after my own heart… my cheese drawer is out of control (yes, I have a designated drawer… can you say “glutton”?? hah)

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    The Redneck Princess — October 25, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    I am having a party in November and making this for sure!! Looks delicious!!

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

      It’s perfect for a fall/winter appetizer!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 25, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    I am so making this. I just tried Kahlua for the first time a few weeks ago. I must be living under a rock. Looks fantastic!

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      JUST tried it????? Where have you been, girl?! ;)

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    Stacy — October 26, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    This is making my mouth water! I love brie cheese! I can’t wait to try making it… maybe a starter for Thanksgiving!

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 10:40 am

      We’re going to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, and I’m always in charge of “the brie”… this one is making an appearance this year!

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    Josie — October 26, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    OMG I need this NOW. I never would have thought of this combination, but it looks divine. Your blog is fast becoming one of my very favorites :-)

    • Kristina replied: — October 26th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

      awww thank you SO much, Josie… that means a lot as I absolutely ADORE your blog ;)

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    Angela — October 28, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    I am making this tonight and cannot wait to try it! Thanks for posting.

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    pntszdinFluence — October 30, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    OMG, I don’t have a party coming up but I’m certainly thinking of planning one just so I can make this. This sounds absolutely divine! Thank you for sharing!!

  17. 17

    Sara @ Sara Says... Bake — November 6, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    I have a family party coming up and I know that everyone will love this! :)

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    Crystal W. (@EatDrinkClev) — November 8, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    O-M-G!!I think I just drooled all over my keyboard! Thank you for sharing this – I can’t wait to try it!

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    Amber C — November 9, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    This looks wonderful! I just want to make sure I am reading the directions right…..you only take the rind off the top of the cheese and leave the outer rind on to keep the cheese in? Thanks

  21. 21

    Tricia — November 10, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Looks amazing. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try.

    That last photo in the post is so bizarre. All those hands and the hairy knees…cracked me up.

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    Jennifer Marsh — November 28, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone has been asking me for the recipe, so of course I’ve been directing them to your lovely site! Thanks for all of the good ideas…I look forward to all of your recipes…drinks! :)

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    Jennifer — December 8, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    I made this tonight for a sorority alumni meeting. You were right…it did not last long at all! LOL! Absolutely delicious! This recipe is a definite keeper. Thank you!!

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    Ruthann — December 13, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Made this today for my mom’s group. I made 2 8oz wheels and increased all the ingredients by just a little. Worked perfectly and everyone LOVED it! I will be sending all of the mom’s your way for the recipe!

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    Gail — December 30, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    Made this on Christmas Day, excellent, everyone loved it.

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    Gretchen — December 30, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing – love your blog!

  34. 34

    Allison — January 4, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Oh my. I made this for Thanksgiving this year and my brothers, husband and I devoured it quickly. Holy Delicious. It is now officially a holiday staple. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Kristina replied: — January 4th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

      yay! SOO glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! :)

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    Kelly @ Shop Good - Do Good — January 13, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    I have to say that I love brie and the many things that you can do with it. This looks so amazing – it is going onto my must-make list! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Cristi — January 18, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    It’s a KEEPER! Thank you, simply amazing!

  37. 37

    Heather — January 28, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    I just made this for my fondue party! It was more of a hit than the fondue!! lol :)

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    poorna — September 6, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    ooh wow!! this is one amazing-looking recipe, and I just drooled all over my keyboard. Now I KNOW what to make myself for my pre-birthday blues chaseaway party.

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    Sara — June 9, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I made this yesterday for a small family get together and we devoured it. So delicious! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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    Kim — August 29, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    I bet this would be great with Irish cream!

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    Kim — August 29, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    I bet this would be great with Irish cream. Yummy!

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