Brie with Honey and Pecans Appetizer
Are you looking for an easy yet impressive appetizer to serve at your next gathering? Look no further than this delicious Brie with Honey and Pecans Appetizer! Made using just four simple ingredients – puff pastry, brie cheese and a topping of honey and chopped pecans – this dish is sure to be the highlight of any party. Plus, it’s healthy and takes no time to prepare, so you can spend more time enjoying the company of your guests.
Healthy Appetizers are a delicious way to start any meal, and they don't have to be boring or tasteless. From fresh veggie platters and homemade hummus to guacamole with whole grain chips, there are plenty of wholesome snack options that will satisfy your cravings without weighing you down. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for a nutritious snack to enjoy on the go, you don't have to sacrifice flavor for health. So why not try out some new recipes and discover just how delicious and satisfying healthy appetizers can be? Your taste buds (and waistline) will thank you!
Now...I'm sure you are wondering why these "pecans" look an awful lot like WALNUTS! Well that is simply because they are walnuts. You see, when you live in a house with hungry teenagers, even the nuts you buy to make your blog posts with are fair game. But luckily for them and for us, walnuts and pecans can be swapped out of these brie bites so easily with nobody the wiser. Maybe not even your teens when they ask, "Mo-om! Can you make more of those honey nut cheese things again?" Yeah ok.
What is the White Fuzz on Brie?
Have you ever been puzzled by the white fuzzy coating on Brie cheese? Don't worry, you're not alone! This coating is actually completely normal and expected. The white fuzz, known as bloomy rind, is formed from the growth of mold on the surface of the cheese. While it might not sound very appetizing, don't let that put you off. In fact, bloomy rind is what gives Brie its characteristic flavor and texture.
So the next time you see that white fuzz on your Brie, rest assured that it's a sign of a high-quality cheese. Just be sure to cut off any hard or discolored spots before digging in!
Essentials for Making Brie with Honey and Pecans
Fox Run Mini Muffin Pan, 12-Cup, Preferred Non-StickBakerpan Silicone Mini Muffin Pan, Cupcake Tray, Baking Cups Holders, 12 Cavities - Set of 2HOTEC Food Grade Silicone Rubber Spatula Set for Baking, Cooking, and Mixing High Heat Resistant Non Stick Dishwasher Safe BPA-Free Multicolor Set of 5Oil Sprayer for Cooking, Olive Oil Sprayer Mister, 105ml Olive Oil Spray Bottle, Olive Oil Spray for Salad, BBQ, Kitchen Baking, RoastingOXO Good Grips Silicone Basting & Pastry Brush - Small
Is Brie Best Served Warm or Cold?
Ah, the age-old question of whether Brie is best served warm or cold. Well, my friend, the answer is entirely up to your personal preference. Some people enjoy the creamy texture of Brie when it's warmed up in the oven, while others prefer it chilled straight from the fridge. Regardless of how you choose to serve it, there's no denying that Brie is a delicious and versatile cheese.
Whether you're pairing it with crackers, spreading it on a baguette, or even incorporating it into a recipe, Brie is guaranteed to add a touch of elegance to any snack or meal. So, whether you're a warm-Brie enthusiast or a cold-Brie connoisseur, savor every bite and enjoy this delectable cheese to the fullest.
More Brie Appetizers
- Baked Brie Bites Recipe
- Raspberry Brie Bites Appetizer
- Easy Mango and Brie Quesadilla Healthy Appetizer
- Baked Brie in a Skillet
- Brie and Blackberry Jam Crescent Roll Appetizer
Brie with Honey and Pecans Appetizer Puffs
This easy, healthy appetizer is perfect for your next party! Just thaw a sheet of puff pastry, slice up some brie cheese, and top with honey and chopped pecans. So simple and delicious!
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
- 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
- 8 Ounces Brie Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans (or walnuts)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray cups of two 12-cup mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
- Roll out puff pastry sheet on a large, lightly floured cutting board into a horizontal rectangle. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough so it's a bit larger, about 16"x10".
- Use a pizza slicer to cut the pastry into 4 rows horizontally and 6 rows vertically so that you have 24 (2 1/2-inch) squares.
- Press dough squares into each mini muffin cup and prick the bottoms with the tines of a fork.
- Cut Brie cheese into 24 pieces. Add a pieces of Brie to each pastry cup.
- Drizzle honey over the cheese, being careful to keep the honey INSIDE the dough cup or the dough will stick to the pan, and it will just be a waste.
- Top each piece of dough with pecans.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is puffed up and the corners are golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes.
- Cool in the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes before transferring the bites to a serving dish using a fork or butter knife to get them out of the pan.