Baked brie with praline sauce, aka praline brie dip, is the ultimate sweet and savory starter with warm homemade praline sauce poured over melty, bubbling baked brie cheese. Here's how to make it in under 30 minutes!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Versatile - I first made this praline baked brie dip for a girls-only wine and cheese night and it was a hit for two simple reasons. And I've recreated it countless times over the years for Friendsgivings, parties, and just because. Praline topped baked brie works for any occasion!
Quick and Easy -The simplicity of this quick party appetizer is really where the beauty lies. Making baked brie with praline sauce is as easy as pouring praline sauce over bubbly, hot brie cheese.
This sweet baked brie recipe is one of my most-requested recipes and gets rave reviews every time. Dark chocolate s'mores dip is another family fave!
What does it taste like?
It is sweet and savory with crunch and creaminess all rolled into one--truly the best hot brie appetizer you'll ever taste. Just five ingredients yields a beautiful combination of nutty crunch and buttery softness, as well as flavor fusion in the way of my caramelized praline sauce recipe with salty and creamy brûlée brie cheese.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Brie Cheese comes in different sized wheels and wedges and you can use as many as you need to multiple this recipe for more servings.
Brown Sugar is key to the pralines flavor profile so you can't substitute with another kind of sugar. Either dark or light brown sugar works.
Butter melds the praline sauce together. Use either salted or unsalted butter depending on your preference
Pecans add the nutty pecan praline vibes. And you can use halved or chopped pecans. I've even mad praline sauce with pecan chips aka cookie pieces.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Camembert - Both camembert and brie have a kind of earthy taste but camembert is nuttier so it's a suitable substitute in this dish because it plays well with the brown sugar pecan sauce.
Nuts - I make baked brie with pecan praline sauce but you can use walnuts, if needed.
How to Make Praline Brie Dip
Step One: Cut off the top rind from the brie and place in the oven to bake.
Step Two: Meanwhile, melt down butter to start the praline sauce.
Pro Tip: Most recipes advise not removing the top in order to keep the brie wheel stable, however, I prefer to slice off the top because we are pouring the caramel all over it, anyway. If you don't want to do this, I recommend making diagonal cuts in the top of the wheel instead.
Pro Tip: I love baking the brie in a small cast iron skillet for extra presentation points but you can use pretty much any baking dish that presents well.
Step Three: Stir in heavy cream and brown sugar, bring to a boil then simmer until thickened.
Step Four: Remove from heat and stir in pecans.
Step Five: Remove brie from oven when it is golden brown and melted.
Step Six: Pour pecan praline sauce over the baked brie and serve warm.
Pro Tip: I like to make this dish just before hosting because it is truly best fresh out of the oven. But if you need to make it a bit ahead, cover with foil and keep it near your warm oven or stovetop. I don't recommend making it too far ahead because the praline sauce will start to separate and the dish will solidify as it gets cold. If you need to transport your praline brie dip, use an insulated carrier.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can certainly use camembert cheese just note that the flavor will be a bit different. Both camembert and brie have a somewhat earthy taste but camembert is more nutty.
Most recipes advise not removing the top in order to keep the brie wheel stable, however, I prefer to slice off the top because we are pouring the caramel all over it, anyway. If you don't want to do this, I recommend making diagonal cuts in the top of the wheel instead.
I like to make this dish just before hosting because it is truly best fresh out of the oven. But if you need to make it a bit ahead, cover with foil and keep it near your warm oven or stovetop. I don't recommend making it too far ahead because the praline sauce will start to separate and the dish will solidify as it gets cold.
Cover the pan with foil and keep it near the warm oven or stovetop. If you need to transport freshly baked brie, consider using an insulated carrier.
Store extra baked brie dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to four days.
What to Serve with Baked Brie
Take this praline & baked brie dip with you to your next gathering with some crusty bread, strawberries or anything you think might be suited to scooping up all the goodness. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Apple Slices
- Fresh Strawberries
- Pear Slices
- Pita Chips
- Sliced Baguette
More Recipes with Praline Sauce
Praline dip is one of my favorite indulgent appetizer ideas and I hope you'll indulge very soon. And sharing is caring, so be sure to pin this pecan praline baked brie recipe and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Pecan Praline Baked Brie Dip
- 12 ounces brie cheese
- 5 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup pecans halves or pieces
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with non-stick oil spray and set aside.
- Remove top of rind from wheel of brie then place the wheel in a small baking dish.
- Transfer to oven and bake for about 22 minutes. Cheese should be melted and bubbly.
- In the meantime, make praline sauce: melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and heavy cream until uniform.
- Bring praline sauce to a gentle boil then reduce simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing sauce to thicken.
- Remove sauce from heat then stir in pecans. Set aside.
- Once brie is finished baking, pour praline sauce over top and serve immediately. Enjoy carefully.