Brie with Caramel Pecan Sauce…for the win!

So the white bean dip was an epic fail.  Thankfully, my friend, Elaine, sent me a few recipes to test out as well.  Now Elaine is what I like to call talented.  She actually uses recipes by people like Ina Garten.  I, on the other hand, do not.  So you’ll imagine my crippling fear hesitation when it came to testing out one of her favorite recipes.

But I did it.

And unlike Martha Stewart’s recipe, Elaine’s brie recipe was a success.

Because with ingredients like these, you know it’s gonna taste good.


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Brie with Caramel Pecan Sauce
{printable recipe here}

Brie with Caramel Pecan Sauce

14 Oz. Brie wheel 

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cut the top rind off of the brie and place it in an oven-proof baking dish.  Bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft.  

1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter  
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup  
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 tablespoon bourbon (optional)      

Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Cover and continue to boil for 1 minute to wash sugar crystals from the sides of the pan.  Uncover and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes without stirring.  Cool 2-3 minutes, then spoon around warm baked brie on serving platter.  Serve with plain pita chips.

brie with caramel pecan sauce

And that’s Elaine for the win!



Filed under kmslat, sweet nothings

21 responses to “Brie with Caramel Pecan Sauce…for the win!

  1. Tes

    This sauce looks so rich and delicious. I think this sauce will work well with ice-cream, too.

  2. You got my sweet tooth kick started this morning. That looks wonderful!

  3. Amy

    You had me a “whipping cream”.
    And I love that little flowered table cloth. It’s the happiest!

  4. rhooby

    yum! double yum!!

  5. ooooh my goodness!!! I usually do a honey-walnut-cranberry brie for the holidays, but scratch that!!! caramel & pecans?? someone hand me some crackers! lol

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  7. Emi

    This is making me not sleepy night.
    I gotta make this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing Katie!

    Being as it summer time, I thought this might be appropriate for “White trash Wednesday”. Paired with a salad, and a glass of sweet tea a perfect light supper.

  9. That looks awesome! I have also made some things from Ms. Stewart…nothing has been worth writing home about so far!

  10. What would make a good wine slection with this? I am hopeless with that stuff. It looks simply delicious and something good for late night time with the hubby!

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  12. Uh, whoa. How did I miss this post?? YUM!

  13. oh wow! this looks delightful! I would never even dream of this combination but absolutely love pecans and brie separately… so why not put them together!

    YUM! and your photos are fantastic

    • thanks so much fizzle! yes, trust me on this one. brie + pecans= mighty tasty.

      so glad you stopped by. ps. your blog is chocked full of personality!

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