Baked Brie with fruit can really put on a show, not only is it pretty but it’s delicious too. The best part though is how easy it all comes together.
This post is sponsored by California Walnuts but all opinions are my own.
Baked brie with fruit is pretty much my favorite appetizer of all time. It’s guaranteed to get you lots of oohs and aahs at your next party too. The soft, oozing cheese topped with delicious fresh fruit is just too hard to resist and will be the first thing to disappear at your party.
I love it because you can serve baked brie with fruit all year round and just change up your fruit depending on what is in season. This time of year I love to serve it with fresh peaches and blackberries. In the winter I use apples and pears. No matter what fruit I use though I love to top it all off with toasted walnuts. In fact, sometimes I serve brie with just some brown sugar and walnuts on top, no fruit. The toasted walnuts add another flavor dimension and also add some great crunch. For texture oriented people like myself, that crunch is always important!
Another reason this is the perfect thing for your next party is how easy it is. You can make up the fruit mixture ahead of time and then about 15 minutes before you are ready to serve, just pop the brie into the oven on a baking sheet until the cheese gets nice and hot and soft. Top it with your warmed up fruit mixture, sprinkle with your toasted walnuts and start dipping! If the brie cools off before your guests have finished it off, just pop it back in the oven for a few minutes to remelt it.
I toast my walnuts in my microwave. Just put them on a plate and cook on high for about 2 minutes, stir and repeat until they start turning brown. The toasting gives the walnuts amazing flavor. You can also toast them in the oven if you prefer or in a pan on the stove top. Just watch them closely because they can go from perfect toasted to burned really quickly.
I like to serve my baked brie with fruit with an assortment of crackers and bread. A baguette is always a good choice. I’ve also been known to just grab a spoon and dig right in without a cracker too.
Be sure and get a bit of cheese, fruit and nut in each bite! The flavor and texture combination is perfection.
Other favorite brie recipes:
Strawberry, Brie Cheese, Honey & Basil Crostini from Cookin’Canuck
Baked Brie with Fruit and Toasted Walnuts
- 2 peaches skinned and diced
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/2 - 1 cup toasted walnuts
- 1 14 oz. brie round
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Melt butter in pan and add peaches. Cook until tender.
- Add in brown sugar, stir until melted and saucy.
- Add in apple juice, cook until slightly thickened.
- Add in blackberries, stir until berries are warm.
- Put brie in an oven proof pan and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with fruit mixture.
- Serve with crackers and bread
- Place walnuts on a plate in a single layer and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave in 1-2 minute intervals until toasted.