Baked Brie with Honey and Walnuts

With the holidays approaching, I’ve joined forces today with some other talented bloggers to bring your a virtual Friendsgiving. We’re sharing some of my favorite, easy dishes for the holidays. This Baked Brie with Honey and Walnuts is always a crowd pleaser and it’s one of my favorite easy appetizers to make!

A wooden surface with a finished baked brie appetizer. Oozy brie cheese, crackers, grapes and a honey-nut topping.


This is literally the EASIEST appetizer ever. I love any kind of oozy brie cheese and this is the perfect pairing of sweet, savory, nutty, and earthy. Every time I make it, I’m always asked for the recipe. It’s almost embarrassing it’s so easy but isn’t that the kind of thing we’re looking for when during the holidays? Easy + delicious is always a winner.

A white surface filled with all the ingredients to make a baked brie: brie cheese, dried cranberries, fresh rosemary, walnuts, local honey.


This recipe only has four (optional 5) ingredients. It’s the easiest recipe EVER and one that will make holiday entertaining a breeze. I don’t always add the dried cranberries but I do love the pop of red they add to the dish. With or without, the baked brie is amazeballs.

Dried Cranberries (optional)
Coarse Sea Salt

That’s it.

Flowing honey into a glass bowl filled with the toppings of a savory baked brie recipe. The honey is pouring over walnuts, cranberries, chopped rosemary and chopped walnuts.


wedge or wheel?

I prefer a brie wedge to a full wheel… might not be as pretty but it’s just what I like- the oozier the better! Buying a wheel will make a prettier end dish so if you something a little cleaner to present- go with a wheel and cut the top off. Truth be told, I usually buy whatever brie is on sale.


Cooking the brie in whatever you’re going to serve it in creates one less dish to wash and I personally love the rustic presentation. I use a 6″ cast iron skillet but any oven proof dish will work.


My favorite thing to serve with baked brie are a simple cracker like a Triscuit or water cracker and I’ll usually serve grapes and/or sliced apples as well. This is always a hit whenever I serve it!

A close up image of oozing hot brie cheese topped with walnuts, dried cranberries, and local honey.


Julie from The Little Kitchen gathered a group of us and put in all the work to pull off today’s virtual Friendsgiving. There are so many wonderful recipes and craft ideas. Be sure to check them out below as I’m confident you’ll find lots of holiday inspiration and Thanksgiving dinner ideas.

As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful week! xo, Kelley

A close up of brie cheese on a wheat cracker.


Baked Brie with Honey & Walnuts from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Reindeer Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball from Julie of Julie Blanner

Sauteed Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts from Shashi of Savory Spin
Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad from Faith of An Edible Mosaic

Main Dishes
Savory Vegetable Crisp from Bree of Baked Bree
Rosemary Lamb Steaks from Danyelle of The Cubicle Chick
Turkey Pot Pie from Kelly of Eat Picks

Side Dishes
Fried Brussels Sprouts from Erin of The Almond Eater
Cheesy Horseradish Mashed Potato Casserole from Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from April of April Golightly
Sauteed Garlic-Butter Mushrooms from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes
Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe from Mel of Adventures of Mel
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo from Isabel of Isabel Eats
Bacon Brussels Sprouts from Kara of Kara J. Miller
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole from Jennifer of Show Me the Yummy
Amazing Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Pumpkin Caramelized Onion Gratin from Denise of Chez Us
Crockpot Mac & Cheese from Leanette Fernandez of Funtastic Life
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin from Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks

Spiced Pumpkin Margarita from Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery

Sourdough Pull Apart Rolls from Erica of Buttered Side Up
How to Make Homemade Butterhorn Rolls from Mel of Flour on My Fingers
Sweet Dinner Rolls from Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes
Parker House Rolls from Irvin of Eat the Love

Sugar Pie from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Oatmeal Apple Crisp from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Eden of Sugar and Charm
Strudel Pastry from Justine of The Typical Mom
Tahini Hawaij Pumpkin Pie from Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat
Turkey Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie
Mini Apple Pie Bites from Lynsey of MoscatoMom
Kabocha squash pie from Hilah of hilahcooking
Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Courtney of Pizzazzerie
Coconut Cream Pie from Schnelle of Brooklyn Active Mama
Chocolate chip cheesecake from Jeannette of Hispana Global
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Kate of I Heart Eating
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Chelsea of Someday I’ll Learn
Turkey Donut Race Cars For Thanksgiving Treats from Theresa of Chewable Structures

Crafts and Centerpieces
Cinnamon Stick Holiday Candle Place Setting from Alli of Made with HAPPY
Metallic Pumpkin Luminaries from Amy of As The Bunny Hops
Easy centerpiece that will stun + party favor from Noelle of Oh Happy Play


Baked Brie with Honey and Walnuts

  • Author: Kelley


An easy baked brie recipe with honey, walnuts, and fresh rosemary


  • 1 wedge or small wheel of brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 23 tablespoons dried cranberries (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • a generous pinch of coarse sea salt
  • crackers and/or fruit for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Place the brie into a small oven proof dish or pan. Place into the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, until softened. I like mine oozy so go a few extra minutes. If you just want the brie soft, check at 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile toast walnuts by placing them in a skillet over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the nuts are fragrant and toasted. This will take 3-4 minutes.. Watch carefully as the walnuts can burn quickly. Remove from heat.
  3.  In a small bowl, combine toasted walnuts, chopped rosemary, dried cranberries if using and the honey. Stir until completely combined.
  4. Remove brie from oven and spoon over the walnut mixture over the top. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt and serve immediately.
  5. Serve brie with your choice of crackers, pita chips, grapes, apples, or crostini. They’re all delicious choices!

recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks (inspired by Celebrating Sweets)/ photos by Deborah Dekoff