This Baked Brie and Apple Appetizer is made in the Instant Pot and would be perfect to serve at Easter, Christmas, or any other special occasion. The baked melty brie is topped with a delicious apple compote and goes great on crackers or apple slices. One taste and you’ll be in love with this dish!
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Baked Brie and Apple Appetizer
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Baked brie is a classic appetizer during the holidays and I often serve it at Christmas – but what about serving for Easter?
Brie is available year round and when it is baked, it is so ooey-gooey delicious, and pairs perfectly with the sweet and savory compote that sits on top.
It is made in an Instant Pot – which is handy if your oven is being used for other things (like a turkey or other roasting dishes) and means you can get it prepared without the stress.
Now, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, this can just as easily be made by baking the brie in the oven, and cooking the compote in a pan on the stove – it may take a little longer maybe, but the end results will be just as good!
Serve bake brie and apple appetizer with a variety of different crackers that you and your guests will love.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Round of Brie
- Fresh Produce –Baking Apples, Orange, Red Onion, Ginger, Rosemary
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Cloves
- Dried Rosemary
- Apple Cider – for my UK readers, this is not the boozy stuff but is essentially cloudy apple juice.
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using The Instant Pot
If you would like more Instant Pot recipes, check these out next:
- Make Delicious Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes – A Quick & Tasty Side Dish
- Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Charro Beans
More Appetizer Recipes
Looking for more appetizer inspo? Check these recipes out next:
- Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken Wings – An Awesome Game Day Appetizer!
- Garlic Parmesan Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Dip – Perfect for Sharing!
- Savory Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
- For a nice presentation, use a ramekin or other heat-proof bowl just large enough to fit the Brie round (approximately 4½ – 5-inch diameter and at least 1-inch deep). If you don’t have a container this size, you can wrap the round of Brie tightly with aluminium foil, as well.
How Do I Make Baked Brie and Apple Appetizer?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 1 (8oz/225g) round of Brie
- 2 large baking apples, cored and chopped
- ½ medium orange, peeled and chopped, with juice
- 2 Tbsp red onion, chopped
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp dried rosemary
- 3 Tbsp honey, preferably local
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup pecans, roughly chopped
- Fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs, for garnish
- Crackers or crostini, and/or sliced apples tossed in some lemon juice to prevent browning
- Carefully cut the top off the round of Brie and place it inside a round heat-proof bowl just large enough to hold it. Place the rind back on top of the Brie and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Add the chopped apples, orange, onion, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, honey, salt, and apple cider to the Instant Pot® and stir to combine.
- Place the prepared round of Brie onto the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot® and carefully lower into the unit with the trivet arms up for easy removal.
- Lock the lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Set the “Manual” setting to “High” for 5 minutes.
- When the cooking time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and no additional steam comes out, carefully remove the lid before lifting out the trivet and Brie with potholders. Set aside.
- Select the Sauté function on the highest setting. Bring the fruit mixture to a low boil while stirring frequently. Heat until the mixture thickens, approximately 2-3 minutes. Turn the unit off.
- Remove the foil and the top piece of rind from the warm Brie. To serve, transfer to a platter and spoon some of the fruit mixture on top. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and garnish with small sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or thyme, if desired.
- Serve immediately with gluten-free crackers or crostini, and/or fresh apple slices. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the appetizer, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Main Dish: Braised Beef Burgundy Stew (Also Known as Beef Bourgignon)
- Side Dish: Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash – A Low Carb Side Dish
- Beverage: Watermelon Kiwi Cocktail with White Wine
- Dessert: Mini Berry Pavlovas
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