Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin' Apples

Melty cheese and sweet nutty goodness oozing between "petals" of fruit make this an irresistible appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword baked apples, baked brie, gluten free appetizers, holiday appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 375kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips, adapted from The Gunny Sack


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 0.5apple | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 0.8mg