Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie

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?

The best party appetizer ever is this recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

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.

The best party appetizer ever is this recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

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.

Second, it’s kind of got a crust (see the crescent roll wrapper?)

Third, some countries serve cheese for dessert. I mean, that’s just weird to me – if I see a cheese plate after my main course it better be followed by some chocolate fudge brownies or I’m gonna blow a gasket. But still, somewhere in the world this would be dessert.

Have I justified this enough for you? Yes? Good.

The best party appetizer ever is this recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

This is such super simple party recipe, and in theory it feeds a lot of people. Let’s break it down:

First, you cook up some apples. I used a Granny Smith, but you should use your favorite apple. Soften the diced apple in a frying pan with butter, some sugar, and cinnamon. (You’re getting excited, right?)

Then comes the pecan pie. Pecans, brown sugar, and heavy whipping cream mix up to taste like the filling of a pecan pie. (Drooling yet?)

I like to scrape the white off my wheel of brie with a butter knife. Then the apples and the pecans get stacked on top of the cheese, and you wrap it up like a present in Crescent Roll dough. (Um, that’s the best present everrrrr.)

Once it’s baked the cheese gets gooey and mixes with the brown sugar and pecans and apples and….

This happens:

The best party appetizer ever is this recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

Before we go, I’m going to let you know another important point: this is a Mel approved recipe. I know, right? But, there you go. #MelAteIt

Did you make this recipe?

Apple Pecan Pie Brie

The flavors of apple and pecan pie all in baked brie! Apples, pecans, brown sugar, and brie are all wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked for a gooey, cheesy, sweet appetizer or dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium granny smith or fuji/gala apple
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8 ounce) wheel of Brie with the rind
  • 1 can Crescent Rolls

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.

Peel and core apple, then dice into bite sized pieces. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add apple pieces, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook apples over medium-low heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until you’re ready to assemble the brie.

Stir chopped pecans, 1/4 cup brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla in a small bowl.

Unwrap brie. Use a butter knife to scrape off as much of the white part into the garbage as you can without cutting the brie.

Unroll Crescent Rolls into a flat sheet. Divide into two squares (4 triangles each) and press all the seams together. Place one rectangle in the middle of your prepared baking sheet. Place the brie wheel in the center of the rectangle.

Now comes the messy part. Carefully put the apples on top of the brie, then stack the pecan mixture on top of that. Some will fall down. Fold up the corners of the bottom sheet of crescent rolls as much as you can. Place the second crescent roll rectangle on top of the pecan mixture and press to seal over the folded up bottom sheet. It will be messy and imperfect, but try to seal the edges as much as possible so the cheese doesn’t leak everywhere. (Alternately: you can do this in a round pan that fits the brie wheel. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray, line it with one rectangle of crescent rolls, layer the brie, apples, and pecan mixture, then top with second rectangle.)

Poke a few holes with a fork in the top of the crescent rolls for steam to escape, or just make sure some of the seams have holes in them. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crescent rolls are browned. Serve immediately with crackers, fruit, sliced baguette, or a fork.

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42 comments

  1. This wouldn’t last 5 seconds at a party. I would go into this thing face first! Wow. What an amazing idea! Not having brie and sushi during pregnancy is so sad. But I’ve made up for it since then…

  2. Baked brie is one of my favorite appetizers, Dorothy! It’s so easy to make, and everyone loves cheese! I love your apple pecan pie version. Looks so delicious and full of flavor. Pinned!

  3. YUM. Really, just so yummy! 🙂

  4. Um, Wow! That looks dang good, Dorothy! Forget making it for a party. I’m going to hoard it for myself. I’m breaking out the fat pants!

  5. I first discovered brie in college and now can’t get enough of it! What a wonderful idea to combine it with apples and pecans. Now THAT is a legitimate dessert! 🙂

  6. What a fantastic idea for an appetizer!  I will always be behind an appetizer that involves some dessert with it!  And apples and cheese is such a great combination.  I’ve never been a big fan of brie, but then I think I’ve tried it exactly once in a horrible recipe fail – didn’t want it again after!  It’s been like 12 years though, so I may have to make this and try it again!  

  7. Looks absolutely mouthwatering! You always have such amazing ideas, and I love that first photo!

  8. and in theory it feeds a lot of people. = LOL. They didn’t know you and I were coming to the party 🙂

    This is the type of thing I would babysit til it was GONE!!! All the textures, salty and sweet, omg…heavenly!

  9. Baked brie is my favorite holiday app, too! Love the twist with using apple and pecan 🙂

  10. I have to admit, I’ve never had baked brie. This needs to be fixed with my next grocery shopping. Can’t waaaait!

  11. Yes to the brie! I can eat it by the fistful (if it came in fistfuls, I mean), so it’s probably a good thing it…doesn’t. Love this recipe though–saving it for the next gathering!

  12. Wait, what? I had no idea brie was bad for you while pregnant. I think I might have cried for the entire 40 weeks if I’d known that while growing H&T. I could eat my weight in this stuff. YUM.

  13. Wow!  I never liked Brie, but I bet this will change my mind! Yummmmm!

  14. Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze. Now, how can I slightly alter that quote to be more suitable for this masterpiece? Because this is worthy of a saying, I am telling you.

  15. This sounds wonderful… wish I was there to share it with you. 🙁
    xoxo

  16. Oh this is right up my alley…it’s like a friend of apple cheesecake pie…or like sneaking in dessert during the app course…love fruit and cheese!

  17. uummm..completely freakin’ awesome! My family loves cheese and fruit of any kind. Seriously. This is going on my holiday list for sure.

  18. Ooh, this looks like a great New Year’s Eve appetizer. And look at that gooey melted cheese!

  19. This is AMAZING!!! 

  20. I was a late brie bloomer. I have catching up to do too!! Let’s start with this. Yes.

  21. I would eat this whole thing myself. I love baked brie and you hit the mark with adding the apples and pecans. Christmas is the season of giving but I would have a really hard time sharing this treat. 

  22. This is brilliant!  Normally baked brie is a bit too plain for me.  But this livens it up perfectly!  And I love that you use crescent rolls for the crust.  i always have plenty of those in my fridge!!  

  23. Never, ever would’ve thought of this, and it looks fabulous! Wow, so ooey and gooey and full of the best flavors. Thanks for sharing it!

  24. It has been too long since my last brie devouring…I think I need to go to the store tonight! This looks amazing!

  25. This looks delicious. It qualifies as a dessert in my book. 

  26. Woah. I think my heart just skipped a beat – this has everything I love! I remember those days of not being able to have brie (and sushi) – those were the longest 9 months (x2 kids) of my life!!! This would be worth waiting for, though!

    Btw, I used to always love ending a meal on a sweet note, but I’ve changed over the years. Now I love a little salty (usually a little cheese) after dessert, so this is the best of both!

  27. This is probably the most genius dessert mascarading as an appetizer that I have every seen! You can find me by the baked brie at any part…add pecans and I will probably elbow anyone who gets in my way! I can tell we’d be instant baked brie buds! pinned! 

  28. Ohhhhhh. This looks amazing! Merry Christmas 🙂

  29. OMG!!!!! Can’t wait to make this!   Looks yummy. WOW

  30. This was easy and impressive.  I made it in a small soup crock, drained allot of the fluid off the apples.  It was a hit.  Desert first, life is short.  Happy New Year everyone.

  31. made this as an appetizer for a family get together, HUGE hit. Although next time I might have to just save the whole thing for myself. This is dangerous. Thanks so much!

  32. Your main picture with the gooey shot is gold! You’ve combined so many of my favorite things in this single recipe… I wish I could eat it like a slice of pie. 😉

  33. I found this recipe last year and have made it multiple times since then! It is always suck a hit! Everyone loves it and always wants the recipe! 

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