Baked Brie with Kahlua Walnuts

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Our holiday was filled with great food, family, and laughter. We kicked off the holiday season by going to see the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker. Hubby and I had the entire week off, so today is all about getting back into the swing of our routine.

Since December is right around the corner, the holiday parties are starting to accumulate on our calendar. It’s always nice to have a simple dish that you can bring with you. The Kahlua walnuts are a sweet addition to melty gooey baked brie. I served this with sliced apples, but crackers or bread would have worked as well.

I used the trick I described when I made this Baked Brie with Grape Balsamic Compote to remove the casing from the top of the baked brie. Prior to baking your brie, use a sharp knife to cut around the top of the rind. You don’t want to cut it completely off, just cut about a 1/4 inch into the brie right under the top all the way around. While the brie is in the oven, the cheese will get all melty and gooey. Then when you take it out of the oven, you can just remove the top of the rind like so:

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Baked Brie with Kahlua Walnuts

Yield: 8-10 servings


13.2 oz wheel of Brie
2/3 cup pecans (2.5 ounces), toasted and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp Kahlua
1-2 sweet apples (like Honeycrisp or Gala)


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place brie round in a small oven-safe dish. Using a sharp knife, cut into the rind about 1/4" all the way around, just under the top of the brie. You don't want to cut the top completely off.

Bake 8-10 minutes until the brie is softened, but not completely melted.

While the Brie is baking, in a small pan, mix the pecans, brown sugar, and Kahlua. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is bubbly and melted.

Remove Brie from oven and discard the top of the rind. Scoop walnut mixture over brie.

Serve with crackers and apple slices.

Recipe adapted from My Life as a Mrs

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12 Responses to “Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Mandy — January 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Oo those look amazing! I haven’t been to your website in awhile. I love the new look! I actually said Mmmmmm out loud as I clicked on the link. LOL

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

      Welcome back! Glad you enjoy the new look. These cookies are definitely MMMmmm! In fact, I brought one in my lunch today 🙂

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    Mandy — January 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I just subscribed by email. I use your recipes all of the time!

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

      What a great idea. I always forget about that feature 🙂

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    Sues — January 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I can’t get enough peppermint, even after the holidays! I make a similar cookie, but love that you added white chocolate in for these 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

      Peppermint is definitely one of my favorite flavors. I loved the candy pieces that were on the edges of these cookies and got all crispy!

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    Megan — January 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I didn’t get to decorate the house or get a tree… I have a feeling I may go overboard next Christmas. Hope you guys are settling in!

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

      I already got Hubby agree to two trees next year! hope the new house is going well for you guys.

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    Katie B. — January 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Kind of sad that I have to wait another 9-10 months before it becomes socially acceptable to make these….

    • beantownbaker — January 8th, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

      It’s still winter, so it’s definitely still acceptable in my book!

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    Shannon — January 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    great tip on the candy canes! what a fabulous way to break in the new oven 🙂

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    Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden — January 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

    These cookies look so yummy, what a great idea with candy canes

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