Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apples

5 from 2 votes
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Baked Brie bloomin’ apples – Melty Brie cheese oozing between “petals” of honey-sweetened fruit and nuts make this semi-copycat recipe one of my favorite gluten free appetizers!

#SundaySupper is helping you get ready for April Fool’s Day this week with recipes that look like something else, recipes to sneak in some veggies, and more! I combined one of my most-requested recipes and the concept of that world famous restaurant appetizer into these sweet, savory, cheesy and creamy Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apples.

Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apples

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Guys, I’m sorry. I’ve had the honey nut baked Brie recipe ready for a few weeks, thought it would fit in kinda nicely with this week’s Sunday Supper theme, but here I sit, with a house full of family members visiting for the weekend the night before the post goes live, and I still don’t have a story to tell you that goes along with it. My mother-in-law was just here for a week, little dude turned two and that called for the baking of two cakes for two different family celebrations, kids alternated sick days this week, I’ve been trying to start getting in my 10K training runs.

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On the other hand, this honey nut bake Brie bloomin’ apples appetizer is pretty epic, and that’s no joke…

 

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Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apples really are a stroke of brilliance. I’ve been seeing all of the “bloomin’” recipes from The Gunny Sack, including Tonia’s Bloomin’ Apples, and ever since I saw it, I just knew I had to combine it with one of my family’s favorite recipes – my Honey Nut Baked Brie Cheese. Since I usually forego the crackers and just eat my melty good Brie on apple slices, it seemed obvious to take this awesome technique from dessert to appetizer. The cheese and honey just ooze down into the apple, and while you can still scoop it onto a cracker, you can even just pull apart the “petals” with a fork or spoon. So in addition to the sweet and crunchy, creamy goodness, you get the juicy, tender apple too, which is just a natural pairing with the cheese and nuts.

This may just be my new go-to way to make my favorite gluten free appetizer. And I’m not fooling!

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5 from 2 votes

Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin' Apples

Melty cheese and sweet nutty goodness oozing between "petals" of fruit make this an irresistible appetizer.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 large firm fleshed apples
  • 8 oz. Brie cheese wheel or wedge
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts and/or pecans, I like to use a mixture
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • crackers etc. for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • To prepare the apples, slice off the top quarter of the apples and scoop out the core. With a sharp knife, make two circular cuts around the core as deep into the apple as possible. Flip the apple upside down and make slits down the apple. See the visual at The Gunny Sack.
  • Flip the apples back over and place in an oven safe baking dish.
  • Top each apple with about half of the cheese. If using a wheel, slice off the top and bottom rind, slice in half horizontally and press one half firmly over each apple. If using a wedge, remove the top and bottom rind and shape over the apples.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While baking, prepare the nut mixture. Heat a small pan over medium heat and add the nuts, toasting for a few minutes, until they turn slightly brown and give off a nutty aroma. Add the honey, salt, and cinnamon to the nuts and stir to coat.
  • Remove the apples and Brie from the oven, top with the nut mixture, and bake for another 10-20 minutes, or until the apple is slightly tender.
  • Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin' Apples
Amount Per Serving (0.5 apple)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 358mg15%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I hope you enjoy the honey nut baked Brie bloomin’ apples!

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Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin' Apples - melty Brie cheese oozing between "petals" of fruit make this semi-copycat recipe and irresistible appetizer! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | vegetarian, gluten free recipe

Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin' Apples - melty Brie cheese oozing between "petals" of fruit make this semi-copycat recipe and irresistible appetizer! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | vegetarian, gluten free recipe
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  1. That looks like heaven in a dish. My first treat I have asked for when I reach my next weight loss goal is a baked brie. This is giving me more motivation. 😉

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