Kahlua Caramel Baked Brie
I take any opportunity to make a baked brie, whether a microwave or pastry-wrapped version, I adore them all. This ultra decadent Kahlua Caramel Baked Brie is super simple with only 4 ingredients! It’s perfect for entertaining.
This Brie Cheese Recipe can be put together in minutes and will get rave reviews! And you won’t break a sweat.
Why You Must Make
- The already soft double creme cheese is warm and gooey., and this one is topped with caramel and pecans!
- The simple topping of brown sugar, Kahlua, and pecans is phenomenal.
- This Brie appetizer is warmed in the microwave so it’s ready to serve in less than 2 minutes!!
How easy is that?? I have a few tips below to help make this the simplest, yet one of the most delicious appetizers you’ll ever encounter!
It took me a couple of trial runs to get this microwave-baked Brie perfect. My book club suffered through the one I left in a warming drawer until it was basically a puddle in the bottom of the baking dish. Oops. It was still darn tasty! Here are a few tips for a successful recipe.
- PRO-Tip: Make sure to purchase a round of Brie in a wooden container. This makes it easy to microwave. Mine was about 12 ounces in weight.
- Next, remove the cheese from the wooden box and remove the wrapper. Reserve the bottom of the container. Remove a thin slice from the top of the Brie.
- With some butcher’s twine, tie the “box” around the perimeter so it won’t come apart while cooking. Yup, had that happen with round one. Then place the unwrapped Brie, cut side up, back into the container.
- Make the topping for this Kahlua caramel-baked Brie. Once the sugar dissolves, cool it long enough so the mixture thickens a bit. If it’s too runny it will just roll off the cheese. If it happens to get too thick, just put it back on the burner and stir for a few seconds or add a tiny bit of Kahlua to thin it.
- I did not roast my pecans since they were heated in the caramel sauce but feel free to add that step if you’d like. Mix the pecans in with the caramel sauce and top the Brie. Place the cheese in a microwave-safe dish to cook.
- All microwaves differ in strength, so start with one minute at full power, then add 15-30 more seconds if needed and even another 30 seconds if necessary. The goal is a softened Brie without having it so melted that it oozes right off your cracker!
- You can also gently reheat it if needed throughout your party.
Frequently Asked Questions
Brie is a buttery-soft French cheese with an edible, downy-textured rind.
Besides microwaving for 15-second intervals until warmed, you can also put your Brie in a 325° oven in an oven-safe dish until it’s gooey.
Offer crackers, toasts, and/or sliced fruit like apples and pears to eat with your Brie. Champagne goes beautifully with Brie, along with a fruity Pinot Noir or a dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.
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So if you’re looking for a last-minute appetizer, pick up some Brie, Kahlua, and pecans. If you have brown sugar in the house, you’re set to make this Microwave Baked Brie! What’s your go-to easy appetizer?
- Try your hand at a simple Cheese Board
- Cranberry Brie en Croute is fun for the holidays
- Apple Topped Baked Brie en Croute is delicious, too!
- This Smoked Salmon Platter is terrific for brunch or breakfast guests.
- I’ve also had my eye on this Easy Salami Appetizer from Recipe Girl
- And these Antipasto Skewers from From Valerie’s Kitchen
- Plus, don’t miss all my Best Appetizers Recipes
- 12 ounces Brie, a round Brie in a wooden box (the exact size can vary by an ounce or two)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
- ½ cup pecan halves, toast first to bring out their natural oils/flavor
- Unwrap the Brie and slice the rind off the top. Place it in the bottom of the wooden container and tie a piece of butcher's twine around the box to secure it. Set aside.
- Heat the brown sugar and Kahlua in a small saucepan, stirring and simmering until the sugar is dissolved. Mix in the pecans and let cool until the mixture thickens, but is still pourable.
- Place the Brie in a small ovenproof/microwave-safe container. Top with the caramel sauce and pecans.
- Place the Brie in the microwave and set it to cook for 2 minutes, watching carefully and pulling out when the cheese puffs slightly. Mine took about 1 ½ minutes, but the timing will vary. Brie should be soft, but not liquid.
- Serve warm with crackers.
Inspired by Noble Pig Blog
The Kahlua provides depth of flavor to the caramel topping. Most of the alcohol will evaporate as it cooks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g