Looking for a sweet and savory appetizer that’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser? This creamy Keto baked brie topped with caramelized pecans is so delicious, no one will ever guess it’s low-carb!
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Keto Baked Brie
Okay, tell me if this has ever happened to you.
First, you remember that you need to make some kind of shareable dish for a party or get-together. Second, you decide you want to make something super impressive and delicious that everyone will love. Third, you realize that you don’t have the time and/or the energy.
My friends, allow me to introduce you to Keto baked brie. If you have about half an hour and eight ingredients, you can pull off this amazing appetizer!
This low-carb baked brie is nothing short of addicting. Creamy cheese topped with caramelized pecans in a sweet, gooey sauce spiced with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg… are you starting to get the idea?
Plus, baked brie is always a crowd pleaser. Seriously, I’ve never met a crowd that DIDN’T love baked brie.
So whether you’re making this pecan pie flavored keto baked brie to bring to a holiday get-together, as an appetizer before a dinner party, or just feel like indulging in something outrageously delicious, this recipe is one you have to try.
How Many Carbs Are In Baked Brie?
Unfortunately, most baked bries are not low carb. If you come across one you didn’t make yourself, you may want to steer clear.
Traditional baked brie recipes usually include maple syrup and brown sugar, two ingredients that have a bad habit of kicking people out of ketosis. It’s basically a sugar bomb with a side of cheese.
And don’t even get me started on the variations wrapped in a puff pastry. Definitely stay away from those.
Brie on it’s own, though, is very Keto-friendly! In fact, 1.5 ounces has about 14 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbs. Not too bad.
So by baking brie cheese and adding a decadent topping made from low-carb ingredients, you end up with the perfect low-carb sweet and savory treat!
I like to split my baked brie into 8 servings, which will be about 1.5 ounces of brie plus some of the pecan topping. At that serving size, there are about 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fiber, leaving us with 1 net carb per serving.
Talk about a guilt-free indulgence!
Variations For This Baked Brie Recipe
Baked brie with pecans is a classic combination. But if you want to make a few tweaks either for preference or convenience, then go for it!
Out of pecans? Swap them out for some chopped almonds or walnuts instead! You’ll still get that delicious, nutty crunch.
Feel like adding a little herb flavor? You can never go wrong with some rosemary!
Want to make three wheels of baked brie and live off those alone for the next week? Hey, I totally get it, no judgement here.
In all seriousness, feel free to have a little fun with this recipe. Believe me, it’s hard to mess up delicious, melty cheese.
What To Eat With Low-Carb Baked Brie
So now that you have this delicious, gooey, melty, cheesy appetizer, how are you supposed to eat it?
My favorite option for dipping is pork rinds. They’re great scoopers, and their saltiness really compliments the cheese.
You could also make one of these awesome keto chip recipes. From tortilla chips to everything-but-the-bagel chips, there’s something for everyone.
Last but not least, raw veggies are always a great option! Sliced cucumbers or celery would be a great vehicle for melty cheese and sweet pecans.
And when all else fails, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with eating it off a spoon.
How To Make Keto Baked Brie
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Place the wheel of brie in a small ovenproof skillet or dish and set it aside for now.
Next, we’ll prep the sticky pecan sauce. First, add your butter to a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Once it’s good and melted, whisk in the brown sugar replacement and continue to cook until the sugar is dissolved.
When the butter and brown sugar are well-combined, add in the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk again to combine the ingredients.
Add the pecans to the skillet and toss everything together. You want to make sure each of the pecans is well-coated in the sauce. Let it all cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
Now it’s time to bring it all together! Pour the pecan mixture over the top of the brie, trying to keep most of the pecans on top of the cheese wheel. It’s okay if a few fall down the sides.
Toss that skillet in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. You want your pecans to be caramelizing, and the brie should be gooey and melted in the center.
Serve with your favorite keto friendly items for dipping!
Other Keto Appetizer Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 12 ounce wheel of brie
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1/4 cup low carb brown sweetener (I use Swerve)
- 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup raw pecan halves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the wheel of brie in a small ovenproof skillet or dish.
In a skillet over medium heat on the stove, melt the butter and whisk in the brown sugar replacement. Continue to cook until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to the skillet, and whisk to combine.
Place the pecans in the skillet, and toss to coat well in the mixture. Cook for another 2-3 minutes stirring often.
Pour the pecan mixture over the top of the brie, and bake for 10-15 minutes until it is gooey and melted in the center.
Serve with your favorite keto friendly items for dipping.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!