These Caramelized Pecan Brie Bites are full of creamy brie and topped with sugary sweet pecans for the perfect bite-size, individual appetizer!
A week ago I had an opportunity to get together with some friends and local bloggers to sample Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry goodies and talk plans for New Years Eve. We usually keep it pretty low key for New Years Eve. My kiddos are still too young, but I remember being so excited to get to stay up until midnight on NYE when I was younger. My sister and I would spend the day tearing pieces of construction paper into confetti. Nowadays, we will occasionally have a few friends over for an early celebration, but we rarely go out.
I immediately knew what recipe I wanted to recreate using the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry: my caramelized pecan brie. It’s always a huge hit at parties, but I knew that putting it inside these little flaky cups would take it over the top. Plus, it transforms it from a shareable appetizer to adorable little individual bite size servings. Perfect for NYE!
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is made with the same basic ingredients as pie pastry, but the dough is folded multiple times to create layers. When baked, steam makes the layers rise about 8 times higher. Sophia loves to watch it “puff out” in the oven.
I used a small melon baller to scoop out pieces of brie to fit inside the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups. I usually don’t cut off the rind, but for this recipe I did because it makes it easier to shape and fit inside the cups. Put the brie inside the cups immediately after they come out of the oven, and the result will be a gooey center of deliciousness.
Caramelized Pecan Brie Bites
- 12 individual Puff Pastry
- 1 wheel brie cheese
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp corn syrup light
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chopped pecan pieces
- Prepare the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Cups as directed on package.
- Use a small melon baller or spoon to scoop out 12 round pieces of brie.
- Combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Once dissolved, allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
- Remove from heat, and stir in salt, baking soda, and pecans.
- Insert the brie into each cup as soon as they are removed from the oven.
- Top with a spoonful of warm pecan mixture.
- Serve immediately.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pepperidge Farm.