This Caramelized Pecan Brie is the perfect appetizer and sweet alternative to a traditional cheeseball. You won’t be able to stop at just one bite!
I served this baby at a party I hosted last weekend, and I’ve already made it again just to snack on while cooking dinner. I wasn’t even sure I liked brie, but after seeing Ashton talk about it so much lately, I decided to give it a try. I had the same oh-my-gosh where has this been all my life reaction. Ashton mentioned her fav way to eat it is with brown sugar and pecans, and that is exactly what I did. Trust me, even if you’ve never tried brie, be brave and make this- you won’t regret it.
I served this with plain, buttery crackers. I love wheat crackers for cheeseballs, but I prefer the lighter flavor of the buttery crackers for this. Seriously you could forget the crackers all together and just serve this Caramelized Pecan Brie with a spoon and I promise no one will care. Would also be great served with apple slices. Yum.
This is my new go-to for serving at (and taking to) parties. Requires about 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make and is a definite crowd pleaser.
This Caramelized Pecan Brie is the perfect appetizer and sweet alternative to a traditional cheeseball. You won't be able to stop at just one bite!
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1 wheel brie cheese
Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat.
Stir constantly until the butter is completely melted and mixture begins to soft boil.
Allow to boil gently without stirring for one minute.
Working quickly, remove from heat and immediately stir in salt and baking soda.
Fold in the chopped pecans and mound the warm mixture on top of the brie.
I like the pecans more finely chopped, but be careful not to make them "powdery". If the mixture is too hot and runs off the brie too quickly, just use a spoon to scoop it back on top until it sets. This recipe also doubles really well.