This Apricot Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer has been one of my favourite appetizers for years! It’s such an easy appetizer to make with only 4 ingredients, and it’s perfect for holiday parties because it’s so rich-tasting and decadent!
Looking for more appetizers for your next holiday party? You’ll love this list of my favourite appetizer recipes!
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I don’t know about you, but I am getting quite excited for all the upcoming holiday gatherings and it has me thinking about appetizers! I’ve mentioned before that our Christmas Eve tradition has always been an appetizer buffet and it’s one of those traditions that I look forward to the most – it’s so fun making bite-sized treats and because it’s the holidays it’s always appropriate to go for the more decadent ingredients, which I don’t mind one bit!
I’ve been making this Apricot Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer for about 10 years and it makes its way onto our Christmas Eve appetizer buffet table almost every year. With rich, nutty flavours and all the sweetness of apricot it’s the perfect savoury treat for the holidays – not to mention the fact that the colours are gorgeous AND it’s SO easy to make! And for the last several years I’ve appreciated it for an entirely different reason: my kids hate it!! It must be the strong, distinct flavour of Brie that my kids have an aversion to (of course, they’re only 4 and 2 years old so it’s understandable) but in any case, my kids won’t go near the stuff. So of course I keep making it because, well…
But in all seriousness there’s really nothing wrong with reserving those extra rich and delicious recipes for adult-only gatherings and in our family, this is definitely one of those recipes. And I’m not going to pretend that I’m at all posh or sophisticated…not even a little bit. In fact, I spend the majority of my time in yoga pants, usually with someone’s saliva or mucus smeared on my shirt (I’m a stay-at-home-mom of preschoolers, what can I say?). But if the party I’m hosting calls for my nice skinny jeans or even, heaven forbid, a pair of pantyhose and a skirt, then this Apricot Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer is definitely going to be on the menu. After the kids are in bed, of course.
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This Apricot Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer is also a great choice for a New Years Eve party, so if you’re on the hunt for an appetizer this holiday season that’s as easy to make as it is impressive, this is definitely the recipe for you! I just know you’re going to love it as much as I do!
I hope you like this recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite way to dress up a Brie? Looking for more appetizers for your next holiday party? You’ll love this list of my favourite appetizer recipes!
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Looking for more appetizer recipes? You’ll love the ones I’ve linked below!
These Mexican Taco Dip Wonton Cups are so fun to make, and eat! And the kids love them!
Looking for something a little more sophisticated? These Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms are super easy to make and they’re the ultimate appetizer for a fancy party!
Your vegetarian guests will love these Vegetarian Red Lentil Sausage Rolls!
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Apricot Pecan Baked Brie Appetizer
- 250 gram round high-quality Brie cheese
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1/2 cup apricot jam
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 baguette sliced
- olive oil for brushing approximately 2 tablespoons
- a pinch of sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- In a bowl, combine the diced red onions, apricot jam, and chopped pecans.
- Slice the Brie in half, placing one half rind-side down in the middle of the baking sheet. Top the first half with half of the apricot and pecan mixture, add the second half of the Brie rind-side up and top with the remaining apricot and pecan mixture.
- Place the baguette slices around the Brie, brush them with some olive oil and sprinkle them with a pinch of sea salt.
- Bake the Brie for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese begins to melt slightly and the baguette slices turn a nice golden brown.
- Serve the appetizer immediately right from the baking tray, or carefully transfer the Brie and baguette slices to a serving platter.