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Cranberry Orange Baked Brie with Honey and Candied Pecans

a baked brie wheel topped with cranberries, nuts, honey and orange zest

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This Cranberry Orange Baked Brie with Honey and Candied Pecans is a simple and flavourful appetizer! Made with classic flavours of the holiday season, this appetizer is ready in about 20 minutes.

Ingredients

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  • 1 wheel of Brie cheese (about 6 inches), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped candied pecans (see tips above)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp orange zest and a squeeze of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey and more for drizzling after baking
  • sprinkle of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coarsely chop the candied pecans and cranberries. Zest the orange.
  3. Score the top rind of the brie wheel (see images above).
  4. To the top of the brie wheel, sprinkle on the chopped cranberries, then add the orange zest, and top with the chopped candied pecans.
  5. Squeeze on some orange juice, then drizzle with honey.
  6. Sprinkle on some salt (just a tiny bit).
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt.
  8. Remove from the oven and drizzle the top of the cheese with extra honey.
  9. Serve with fresh baguette slices or crackers.