5-ingredient Apple Butter Baked Brie

12 Servings
1 hr 15 min

Who doesn't love baked brie as an appetizer for a party or holiday gathering??? And this one is only 5 ingredients!

Now, it does call for homemade apple butter, but if you try it and see how easy it is, you'll want to make this all year long. Just search "Instant Pot Apple Butter" on this site, and you'll find my easy recipe!

Not a fan of apples or pecans??? Change this up by using apricot jam and slivered almonds. Or how about pumpkin butter with walnuts? Cranberry jelly (yes, the Thanksgiving kind) with your favorite kind of nuts? So many possibilities!

And I just love serving this with fresh apples. The crispy crunch of the phyllo dough, plus the hot, melty cheese tastes so good on cold, crisp slices of apples. You can do this!

This baked brie really serves a crowd! Serve with apple slices and artisan crisps. These are from Aldi - Maple Cinnamon and Pumpkin Cranberry.

Use about 15 sheets of phyllo dough, layered on top of each other in all different directions so you can completely enclose the brie. Top brie with apple butter and Trader Joe's Sweet and Spicy pecans.

Just look at this thiiiiiiiiick brie! Costco never disappoints!

Oozy. Melty. Crispy. Delicious!

5-ingredient Apple Butter Baked Brie

Recipe details

  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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Ingredients


  • Homemade or store bought Apple Butter (Check out my Instant Pot Apple Butter recipe on this site!)
  • 1/2 box phyllo sheets (about 15 sheets, I like Athens brand)
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1/2 bag Sweet and Spicy pecans (from Trader Joe's, or simply roasted pecans)
  • 1 large wheel Brie cheese (this one is 21oz, from Costco)

Instructions


When working with phyllo dough, you will need to keep the dough covered and moist so it doesn't dry out. Open one sleeve of dough (usually 2 per pkg) and lay it out flat, covered by a damp paper towel.
On a baking sheet covered with parchment, start layering the phyllo dough, brushing each layer with melted butter before topping with the next layer. Place the layers in a "circle" so that when you fold the dough up over the brie later, it will full enclose it.
Place the brie on top, then spread a generous layer of apple butter on top.
Break up some of the pecans into small pieces, and place on top of apple butter.
Very carefully fold dough up and around the brie, using more melted butter as you go as "glue" to hold the dough down. Brush the entire outside dough with butter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, then lower heat to 350 for another 20-30 minutes. This will depend on the size brie you're using. If using a small, 8 oz wheel of brie, cook just until phyllo is brown and crispy. Loosely tent brie with foil if you think the top is getting too dark.
Remove from oven and place in the center of a serving platter. Place more whole pecans on top for decoration.
Serve with sliced apples and artisan crisp crackers, or a fresh baguette.

Tips

  • Not a fan of apples or pecans??? Change this up by using apricot jam and slivered almonds. Or how about pumpkin butter with walnuts? Cranberry jelly (yes, the Thanksgiving kind) with sliced almonds? So many possibilities!
  • Substitute puff pastry or crescent roll dough if desired for the phyllo. Just make sure to roll it out large enough that your brie will be fully enclosed.
  • Tap the orange GO button below to see a video of how this brie is made!

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