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Baked Brie, Maple-Pumpkin Butter, Honey, Marcona Almonds, Pepitas with knife

Baked Brie with Maple-Pumpkin Butter, Honey, Marcona Almonds and Pepitas

Undoubtedly the simplest (and quickest) appetizer possible, made perfect for the season with freshly made Maple-Pumpkin butter, Marcona almonds and pepitas. Your guests won't stop talking about it!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 141kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for Maple-Pumpkin Butter:

  • 1 15-ounce can Pumpkin Puree (or 1 ¾ cups fresh pumpkin puree)
  • 1/3 cup granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Applesauce (naturally sweetened)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg , ground
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon , ground

Ingredients for the Baked Brie:

  • 1 8-ounce wheel of Brie
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • ¼ cup Maple-Pumpkin butter
  • 2 tablespoons Marcona Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Roasted Salted Pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)


Instructions for Maple-Pumpkin Butter:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  • Lower heat to low and allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and spoon into a blender. Blend into a smooth puree. Allow to cool fully. Can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Yield 2 cups.

Instructions for the Baked Brie:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper in a baking sheet (note: dark colored baking sheets may require less baking time).
  • Carefully slice the top of brie off removing only the rind. Drizzle honey over the top. Spoon on Maple-Pumpkin Butter and spread to cover the top. Distribute the almonds and pepitas evenly over the top. Bake 8-10 minutes until the cheese is warmed and soft but not melted. Remove and serve.


The baked brie takes less than 20 minutes start to finish. The Maple-Pumpkin Butter takes approximately 30 minutes including cooling time.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg