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Brie Topped with Pralines

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through the holidays without ridiculous amounts and variations of cheese dishes. If it’s super easy to make – even better. If it’s sweet and topped with nuts – even better. If it’s perfect for spreading onto a slice of crusty bread or a crisp tart wedge of apple – even better. This is the ideal appetizer with which to start your holiday party or dinner. It’s quick, it’s decadent and it’s sure to get the conversation started since people tend to stand around the plate because one taste of this just is not enough!


  • 1  13-ounce  round Brie or Camembert cheese
  • 1/2  cup  orange marmalade
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1/3  cup  coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • Apple slices and/or baguette slices, toasted


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cheese in a shallow ovenproof serving dish or pie plate. In a small bowl, stir together orange marmalade and brown sugar. Spread on top of cheese. Sprinkle with pecans.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese is slightly softened and topping is bubbly. Serve with the apple and/or baguette slices.