Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie is an impressive but easy appetizer to add to your next party or holiday cheese tray. Brie is warmed to a creamy deliciousness then topped with sweet candied pecans that carry a subtle coffee flavor. Perfect served with crackers and sliced fruit. 

Cutting into warm brie topped with kahlua pecans and surrounded by crackers.Kahlua Pecan Brie

It’s December! Can you believe it? It just kind of crept up on me and now I’m charging full scale into Christmas baking and whipping up some tasty appetizers for holiday parties. This Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie is one of my favorites. I usually serve it along side some crispy Crab Wonton Cups and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie closeup whole wide

It’s easy to make and looks like an elegant appetizer that took hours to make. Ahem, don’t tell anyone but it only takes about 15 minutes. That can be our little secret.

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie scoop of creamy goodness

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie is Simple, Yet Elegant

Cheese board featuring kahlua pecan baked brie with crackers.

The prep is mostly hands off and while you’re prepping, you can bake the brie wheel so it’s all ready for the deliciously sweet and nutty topping. It’s a great addition to a cheese tray and a glass (or two) of wine or a holiday Cranberry Mimosa.

Enjoy the season!

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5 from 2 votes
Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
33 mins
Total Time
38 mins

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie is an impressive but easy appetizer to add to holiday cheese trays. It's warm, creamy & topped with candied pecans & kahlua. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keywords: baked brie, kahlua pecan baked brie, kahlua pecan brie
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 7.7 oz. brie wheel
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat Kahlua and brown sugar stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and foams, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add pecans and heat until warmed, about 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and pour over the top of the cheese.
  6. While Kahlua sauce is cooking prepare the cheese. Partially slice the rind off the top of the  brie wheel but leave in place. 
  7. Move brie wheel to prepared cookie sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes. 

  8. Remove the top rind carefully and pour Kahlua-nut mixture over top of brie wheel and serve immediately with mild-flavored crackers.
Recipe Notes

For gluten-free diets substitute delicious Glutino Gluten Free Crackers, Original in place of regular crackers.

Nutrition Facts
Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie


  • Reply
    01/21/2019 at 12:33 pm

    5 stars
    This is so easy and elegant, and you can’t go wrong with Kahlua! YUM!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      01/21/2019 at 12:43 pm

      So true! And I always get asked for the recipe whenever I make it.

  • Reply
    Julie Menghini
    01/21/2019 at 11:30 am

    5 stars
    OMG, this recipe has everything that I LOVE and never thought to combine. I can’t wait to make this for our super bowl party!

  • Reply
    06/05/2014 at 9:34 pm

    This looks delicious! Im a big brie lover so I can’t wait to try this! YUM!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/06/2014 at 2:26 pm

      It’s really delicious and so easy. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    06/04/2014 at 5:14 pm

    That sounds so good, and I don’t even like coffee! I love how it’s so easy, but still looks impressive.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      06/04/2014 at 8:02 pm

      It’s great for parties and I haven’t found anyone yet that doesn’t like it. Even my daughter, who also doesn’t like coffee, really likes it.

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