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 alongside some crispy Goat Cheese Wonton 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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Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie

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. 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1/3 cup Kahlua
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 7.7 oz. brie wheel


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a small saucepan, heat Kahlua and brown sugar stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. 
  • Continue to cook for another 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and foams, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add pecans and heat until warmed, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and pour over the top of the cheese.
  • While Kahlua sauce is cooking prepare the cheese. Partially slice the rind off the top of the  brie wheel but leave in place. 
  • Move brie wheel to prepared cookie sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the top rind carefully and pour Kahlua-nut mixture over top of brie wheel and serve immediately with mild-flavored crackers.


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


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

This post has been updated and was first published on December 2, 2018.

Kahlua Pecan Baked Brie