Baked Brie with Praline Sauce
This Baked Brie with Praline Sauce really is the perfect holiday appetizer. So easy to prepare and the taste and texture are out of this world. And the sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance.
- 1 16 oz brie
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1 stick
- 2 tbsp brown sugar dark
- ⅓ cup maple syrup pure
- 1 cup pecans chopped and lightly toasted
- 1 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
- Crackers for serving
Place brie in the freezer for 15 minutes (this makes slicing easier). Remove any packaging and use a large sharp knife to carefully cut away the top rind off of the wheel of cheese.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place brie in a baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is slightly bubbly. It's okay if some of the cheese melts over the sides. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.
While the cheese is cooling slightly, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans, and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for another 5 to 10 minutes.
If leaving in the baking dish, pour the sauce all over the baked brie. If using a serving platter, use a large spatula (or two smaller ones) and carefully transfer the brie to the dish and then pour the sauce. Serve at once with crackers and sliced fruit (if desired).
The sauce can be made up to days in advance. Keep in the fridge in an air-tight container. After the brie has baked, reheat the sauce over medium heat.
If you can't find a 16 oz. wheel of brie, you can use a 13 oz, or two 8 oz wheels. If you go larger than 16 oz, you'll need to increase the bake time, usually to 30 or 40 minutes. Once the top of the brie is starting bubble slightly, the cheese is ready.
We recommend allowing the brie to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes after baking. You can serve it immediately, but the cheese will be very melty and not as easy to use a cracker to scoop up all the goodness.
The dish can be reheated in a microwave on HIGH in 30-second intervals until warmed through.
Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg