Tired of the same old unhealthy appetizers at gatherings? Time to spice things up! Introducing our Baked Apple Brie Appetizer – a healthy twist on deliciousness. With creamy Brie cheese, sweet apples, a drizzle of maple syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt, this crowd-pleaser will have your guests begging for the recipe. Get ready to impress as we dive into this guilt-free treat that’s both tasty and nutritious.
Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or just want to snack on something delicious before your entree, Healthy Appetizers are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings without compromising your health goals. From crunchy veggies with hummus dip to baked sweet potato fries, there are endless options to choose from that are both low in calories and high in nutrients. So next time you’re planning a get-together or looking for a wholesome snack, consider opting for some healthy appetizers that taste great and make you feel even better.
You never knew an easier appetizer before this one. All you have to do is chop up the apples and drizzle them with maple syrup and wait for everything to bake up gooey and bubbly. Oh so good!
What Types of Brie Cheese are Best for Melting?
If you’re a cheese lover like me, you know that Brie cheese is one of the best things to add to your sandwiches, crackers or to melt over a slice of toasted bread for a quick snack. We eat so much brie in our house my husband actually buys it in bulk. He couldn’t understand why I needed the small wheel of brie for this recipe!
But when it comes to melting Brie cheese, some types are better than others. The best Brie cheeses for melting are those with a high fat content like triple cream Brie, soft ripened Brie, and bloomy rind Brie. These cheeses melt beautifully, leaving you with a deliciously creamy and smooth texture.
Plus, they’re super versatile! You can dip pretzels in melted Brie or drizzle it over roasted veggies for a quick and scrumptious meal. Don’t be afraid to try different types of Brie cheeses and experiment with new dishes!
How Healthy is Brie Cheese?
If you’re a cheese lover, you’ve likely encountered brie cheese at some point. But have you ever wondered just how healthy it is? Well, the good news is that brie can be a nutritious addition to your diet! It’s made from cow’s milk and provides a healthy dose of calcium and protein.
Plus, it contains healthy fats that can help keep you feeling satisfied and full. Just be sure to enjoy it in moderation since it’s also fairly high in calories. Savor a slice or two on a cheese board or melt it on top of a sandwich for a deliciously indulgent treat.
Which Apples Go Well with Brie cheese?
When it comes to pairing brie cheese with apples, there are a few varieties that really shine. I highly recommend pairing a sweet and slightly tart Honeycrisp apple with brie cheese. The crisp texture and golden color of the Honeycrisp make for a beautiful and delicious combination with the rich and creamy brie.
Another great apple option is the tart Granny Smith apple, which provides a refreshing contrast to the smooth and buttery brie. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, try pairing brie with a crisp and slightly tangy Pink Lady apple for a flavor explosion in your mouth.
I used macintosh apples because that’s what I had and it was delicious. I am actually not a fan of granny smith apples, so I think it all comes down to a matter of personal taste.
What Crackers or Breads Pair Best with Baked Apple Brie?
You can use just about anything to soak up this amazing appetizer. My husband also bought Ritz crackers in bulk, so I used those! We love Ritz crackers in this house. But seriously, anything you like will go with this dish, although I would love to try it with some french bread because when the brie melts it emits the oils into the syrup and well, you gotta sop it up.
What to Do with Leftover Brie Cheese You Ask?
Alright, let’s talk about leftover brie cheese! Oh my goodness, who doesn’t love brie cheese? It’s creamy, rich, and delicious. And lucky for us, it’s also a cheese that can be used in a variety of ways. If you have some leftover brie, there are a few things you can do with it. First off, you can melt it over some toast or crackers for a quick and tasty snack.
Or, if you have some veggies on hand, you can add it to a salad for a nice touch of creaminess. Another great way to use leftover brie is to make a grilled cheese sandwich. That ooey-gooey brie will take your sandwich to the next level. Yum! See, there are so many things you can do with leftover brie cheese. It’s definitely a cheese worth having around.
Here are some more Brie Cheese Appetizers:
- 8 Ounces Brie Cheese
- 2 Apples, sliced
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt, optional
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Unwrap your brie cheese and place on a medium cast iron skillet.
- Slice apples and scatter around the brie, placing some on top if you want it to look fancy.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples and drizzle the syrup over everything.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until you can smell the syrup and it's all bubbly.