Writer and Photographer Kyndra Kelly

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]pple pecan spiced Brie is a great appetizer to serve at a holiday party or even just a cozy night by the fireplace! Calvados is an apple brandy, but can be substituted for apple juice or apple cider.

Prep time: 10 minutes


1 wheel of Brie (14 oz.)

2 cups chopped red apple (about 2 apples)

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Remove Brie from package and place on sheet pan lined with parchment. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop apples into cubes. Melt butter in medium saucepan, then add apples and sauce over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place Brie in oven for about 12–15 minutes while you finish preparing the apple pecan mixture.

Remove saucepan from heat and add brandy, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Return to heat and add pecans. Cook slowly until Brie is done heating. Place Brie on serving plate and top with apple pecan mixture. Serve with crackers and enjoy!