The ultimate sweet and savory starter is warm praline sauce poured over melty, bubbling baked brie cheese. Originally published September 2020. Last updated March 2022.
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. Reason number one is praline sauce and reason number two is melted cheese. And I've recreated it countless times for housewarmings, family dinners, holiday parties, and just because. It is sweet and savory with crunch and creaminess all rolled into one--truly the best hot brie appetizer you'll ever taste. This sweet baked brie recipe is one of my most-requested recipes, gets rave reviews every time, and nobody can believe how simple it is to make. Let's get into the details.
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
The simplicity of this recipe is really where the beauty lies. Just five ingredients yields a beautiful combination of nutty crunch and buttery softness, as well as flavor fusion in the way of caramelized praline sauce with salty and creamy brûlée brie cheese. When you plan on making this quick party appetizer these ingredients to your grocery list.
- Brie Cheese
- Brown Sugar
- Heavy Cream
As far as tools, I love baking the brie in a small cast iron skillet but you can use pretty much any baking dish that presents well. Grab a knife, a kitchen spoon, and a small saucepan, as well. You'll need it to cook up the praline sauce.
How to Make Praline Brie Dip
I'm not exaggerating when I say this is a simple dish. Making baked brie with praline sauce is as easy as pouring praline sauce over bubbly, hot brie cheese, which is what makes it such an easy appetizer for entertaining! Wondering how to make praline sauce? I have a whole recipe post dedicated to it because it's that good. Instructions are also in the recipe card below.
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
Praline sauce, in general, is one of my favorite things and really popular when I have folks over to the house so I've got a couple more recipes with it in different forms. Check them out!
Tips for this Recipe
- Should I take the rind off before baking brie? 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.
- Can I use camembert in this recipe instead of brie? 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.
- Wondering how to keep baked brie warm? 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.
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 recipe and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Pecan Praline Baked Brie Recipe
Rich, buttery praline sauce poured over baked brie cheese makes the perfect dip for crusty bread or crackers.
- 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.
Praline sauce instructions also found here.