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Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

Praline Pecan Brie en Croute is an impressive yet, easy appetizer to make and serve. Assemble the entire wheel in advance and chill, then it’s ready to bake just before serving. The puffy pastry, praline pecans and gooey cheesy turns this appetizer into a heavenly amalgamation of sweet and salty.

Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

Easy Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

Praline Pecan Brie en Croute sounds so fancy doesn’t it? Translated it simply means brie wrapped in pastry. This elegant appetizer has that salty sweet flavor combination that’s always pleasing. One bonus with this recipe is that it can be fully assembled and popped into the refrigerator overnight, then brush it with the egg wash just before baking. How to make easy Praline Pecan Brie en Croute:

  • Cheese – One large 19 ounce wheel of Brie.
  • Pastry – One sheet of frozen puff pastry. Thaw it per the instructions on the package.
  • Topping – Light brown sugar and praline or candied pecans. i.e. Fishers or similar. You could also use chopped toasted pecans.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter.
  • Egg Wash – One large egg.
puff pastry brie cheese and pecans

Easy Praline Pecan Brie en Croute Recipe

Can You Remove the Rind from the Brie? We really enjoy the nutty, creamy flavor of brie cheese, however, we strongly dislike the taste of the rind. In fact, my family won’t touch this appetizer if the rind hasn’t been removed from the cheese. It’s perfectly safe to eat the rind and in fact, that’s typically how brie cheese is served just like this recipe for Cranberry Baked Brie from Averie Cooks. To solve our dilemma, I use a sharp knife to peel the rind from the brie before wrapping it in the puff pastry. Even though removing the rind is a bit unconventional, it’s  actually quite easy to do. Plus, it keeps my family happy and coming back for more.

Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

How to Make the BEST Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Praline Pecan Brie en Croute: One 19 ounce brie cheese, puff pastry, praline pecans, light brown sugar, butter, one large egg beaten with water to make the egg wash.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: Sheet pan, sharp knife and cutting board, silicone baking mat, measuring cups, small bowl, whisk and pastry brush.
  • If you’re unable to find praline pecans the equivalent amount of toasted pecans will work beautifully.
  • Follow the instructions on the package for thawing the puff pastry bringing it to room temperature per their recommendation.
  • You can leave the rind intact, if preferred.
  • If you choose to remove the rind as I did you’ll need to use a sharp knife. Remove the rind with a scraping motion, so you’ll  take away as little of the cheese as possible.
  • The egg wash acts as a glue holding everything together. Brush the bottom before flipping then sides and top.
  • You can fully assemble the brie en croute, cover with plastic wrap and pop it into the refrigerator the day before. When doing so, wait to brush it with the egg wash just before baking.
  • Serve this baked brie with crackers, pita chips or fruit and nut sesame crackers.
  • You can store baked Praline Pecan Brie en Croute chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently covered with foil in a 350°F oven or in an air fryer.
baked brie cheese in puff pastry

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Praline Pecan Brie en Croute

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Stand timr20 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked-brie, praline-pecan-brie-en-croute, puff-pastry-recipes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 19 oz wheel of brie
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup praline pecans i.e. Fishers
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 large egg beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Thaw pastry per package instructions.
  • Remove the brie from the wrapping. Use the edge of a sharp knife, scrape the rind from the cheese. If you don't mind the rind, simply leave it on the cheese and skip this step.
  • Carefully cut the brie in two equal halves.
  • Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Shape roughly into a 14 inch square. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  • Trim the corners, shaping the pastry into a large circle. Leaving at least a 3 inch circumference around the cheese to cover it entirely.
  • Place the bottom half of the brie into the center of the pastry.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and nuts on top. Dot with butter, then brush the edge with the beaten egg wash. Place the remaining half on top.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the cheese pressing firmly. Brush the bottom with egg wash, then flip over so, the smooth side will be on top.
  • Place onto the baking sheet, and smooth the sides with your hands. Brush top and sides with egg wash. You may garnish the top with cut outs from the trimmed edges, if desired.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Let stand on sheet for 20 minutes.
  • Cut into wedges and serve with your choice of crackers, apple or pear slices.


If you can’t find praline pecans, the equivalent amount of toasted pecans will work beautifully.  
To toast: Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 6 minutes or until fragrant, in a preheated 350°F oven. Cool, then proceed with recipe. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Hi Sally, Those little crisps that are in the picture were a fantastic find at a little gourmet shop here in my town. They had cranberries, almonds, sesame seeds and other nuts. They were delicious slathered with this brie cheese! I should try to develop a recipe for those, thanks for the idea!

  2. I will do this…love Brie and have done it before minus nuts this looks like a winner…by the way, what are these delicious slices of cake? on the plate with the cheese? do you have the recipe some where…looks interesting!

  3. This looks delicious. I love brie and I’m pinning this one to make for our family Christmas Eve get together. It’ll be the first time I actually make a pretty dish from brie. I usually just microwave a portion that I want to eat and serve it up on crackers. Time to try something new. LOL

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