This baked Brie recipe with cranberry sauce and bourbon candied pecans will be your new favorite recipe for entertaining. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas…it’s easy to make and absolutely irresistible!
Imagine me, rushing around on a busy morning, needing to get approximately 28438295320235 things done before I leave for recess duty at noon. This seems to be my life every day, just insert something different for “recess duty at noon.” Always rushing to get something done before I have to leave to go somewhere.
I realize that this struggle is not unique to me, but this was the case for me the day I was photographing this recipe. Running up and down the stairs, setting up the scene in my studio, putting the finishing touches on the recipe, music loud on Alexa, trying to get it all done.
I finish with just enough time to shower and get myself to the kids school in time.
But now imagine me, sitting on the floor of my studio, eating bite after bite of this Baked Brie recipe. IT IS SO GOOD. I can’t wait to make this time and time again for guests. I may have even had a sip of the champagne I used to style the photo. Only one, though, I pinky swear!
I did make it to school in time (showered, too!), and every single bite of this Brie was worth the rush that ensued afterwards.
I love living in the day and age that we live in because there are constantly things being developed and invented to make our busy lives easier and more streamlined. I’m partnering with SpartanNash this year, and when they asked my to try out their new app, I eagerly agreed. It’s called “Check Out Now” and you can find it by searching “Check Out Now” or “SpartanNash Check Out Now” in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
You can add your Loyalty ID so you can use any coupons you’ve digitally clipped, plus get all those great extra savings.
The basic premise of the app is that it allows you to scan items as you place them in your cart. The two things I was immediately impressed with were how user friendly it was and how quickly and consistently the barcode scanner works. If you’re a budgeter (wish I was better about that!), it will be insanely useful for you because it give you a nearly exact idea of how much you’ve spent so far. You’ll have to weigh any produce or bulk items at the pay station, but other than that, you’ll be able to see the total of the items in your cart. It’s also very easy to remove items if you scan something by accident or change your mind about an item.
Right now it’s a pilot program available at participating locations, but if one of those locations are near you, you should definitely give this cool app a try!
Tip: If you want to try out Check Out Now, bring your own reusable bags so you can bag as you go to make it even faster!
I quickly and easily purchased all the items for this recipe, including Our Family Whole Cranberry Sauce and Full Circle Organic Snack Crackers for dipping into the baked Brie. The staff at my Family Fare were super helpful and were able to answer any questions I had.
About this Baked Brie Recipe
Okay guys, seriously. We need to talk about how good this is. I’m counting down the time until I make this again. The creamy, rich Brie….the sweet syrupy cranberry sauce, and then the BOURBON GLAZED PECANS?! It’s holiday perfection and looks so fancy but it’s ridiculously easy to make. Those are my favorite kind of recipes, the ones that look fancy but are deceptively easy to make.
I want to see your photos of this when you make it! Tag me on Instagram and use hashtag #RachelCooks!
- 8 oz. round of Brie
- 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped pecans (leave a few whole if desired)
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated is best!)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, optional garnish
- Crackers and toasted baguette slices for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Brie on a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Spoon cranberry sauce on top.
- In a small bowl, mix pecans with brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, nutmeg, cinnamon. Stir to combine and pour over cranberry sauce.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is soft and liquids are syrupy and bubbling. Let cool five minutes before serving.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and sugared cranberries, if desired. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices (crostini).
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