Brown Sugar Brie

Brown Sugar Brie is covered in a delightful mixture of brie, brown sugar and pecans. Serve it warm and gooey right out of the oven and it will be the hit of any party.

Baked Brie is one of my favorite appetizers. I have several delicious variations of brie recipes including Bacon Basil and Peach Brie and Cranberry Brie Appetizer.baked brie in a cast iron pan

I love an appetizer that is simple to prepare and one my guests will go crazy over it. Brown Sugar Brie is one of those recipes. It is best served hot out of the oven so if I am taking it to a party I will always ask the hostess if I can bake it at her house.

3 Ingredient Appetizer

Simple and delicious is the best way to describe Brown Sugar Brie. It only has three ingredients and takes a few minutes to put together and only about 15 minutes to bake.

The recipe was given to me years ago by a friend. When she gave me the recipe, it didnt have any exact measurements, it was just a list of ingredients. I have added measurements for a small 16 oz. round of brie, if you use a bigger brie you can adjust accordingly.

knife full of melted brie

Can I Eat the Brie Rind?

Brie is a nice soft cheese and comes with a rind on it. The rind is totally eatable and I find that it really doesnt have much flavor. The rind is actually mold, it is formed from penicillim candidum. It is harmless unless you are very allergic to mold. I have a mild mold allergy and it doesnt bother me at all.

top removed from round of brie

How to Make Brown Sugar Brie

  • The first step of the recipe is to remove the top part the rind and some of the cheese from the middle of the brie, leaving about a 1/2 inch border. With a spoon, dig out the cheese from this area to about 1/2 inch deep. This area will hold the brown sugar so if you want more brown sugar then cut the area deeper.

brie with brown sugar and pecans on top

  • Place the brie into an oven safe dish. I like using my mini cast iron pan but a 8 x 8 glass dish would work well too.
  • Fill the cavity with brown sugar and pecan mixture and pat it down (it lets you get more in!)brie filled with brown sugar and pecans
  • Bake in your oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. The brie will slightly inflate or swell when the cheese is melted. To make sure it is melted and spreadable cut into the brie and the cheese will ooze out.

melted brie in a pan

How Do I Serve Brie?

Baked Brown Sugar Brie can be served with:

  • Sliced baguettes
  • Crackers
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery Sticks

overhead shot of brown sugar brie in a pan

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Brown Sugar Brie Recipe

Brown Sugar Brie

Brown Sugar Brie is covered in a mixture of brown sugar and pecans. Serve it warm and gooey right out of the oven and it will be the hit of any party.

  • 1 16 oz. brie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut out the middle of the brie with a knife leaving about a 1/2 inch rim around the brie
  3. Cut down into the brie about 1/2-3/4 inch and remove the cheese
  4. Mix together chopped pecans and brown sugar and fill the cavity with as much of the mixture as it will hold. Place on a baking sheet or baking dish.

  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

  6. It will swell a bit when the cheese is melted and the cheese will ooze out of it when cut into
  7. Serve with bread or crackers

Originally posted Dec. 11, 2010

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