Hands down, baked brie is my favorite party appetizer. I know, I know, this recipe is not a traditional dessert. But this Apple Pecan Baked Brie kind of tastes like it…and I could eat it all day and all night long.
I think that qualifies it for a spot on this here old blog, don’tcha think?
I discovered brie about 13 or 14 years ago, probably at a holiday party. It was baked, it was creamy, and you got to spread it all over slices of baguette. Bread and cheese: is there anything better? From that day forward every single party included a wheel of brie. Sometimes I baked it, sometimes I just put it alongside some gorgonzola and white cheddar. Sometimes I’d buy a slice and eat the whole thing myself.
Then I got pregnant, in the summer, which meant I was knocked up during the holidays. Back then, it was a big NO NO to eat brie while growing a kid.
That was probably the worst holiday season of my life. #notjoking #firstworldproblems
It about killed me not to eat brie (let alone coffee or alcohol) for 9 straight months. I’ve since made up for my brie-lacking months. It’s gotten to the point that I can’t even bring it into my house or I’ll eat it all.
A few weeks ago I was craving a baked brie. The oozy gooey sweet cheesy treat was just calling my name. Luckily, we had company over that day, so I made this Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie. Because if there had been no company? I’d be about 5 pounds heavier.
This is not a traditional dessert recipe, but it fits quite nicely here on this blog. First, it’s got a combination apple and pecan pie on top. That’s dessert.