Maple Pecan Camambert
I always bring the sweet potatoes to my in laws’ Thanksgiving. I bring the sweet potatoes to my family’s Thanksgiving. And Friendsgiving #1. And #2. If I had a work potluck, I’d bring it to that! This year I needed to change it up. That doesn’t mean I’m not making my sweet potatoes for the family (no worries, dad!), but it does mean that I wanted to add something new to my repertoire.
I tried this recipe out at a small Friendsgiving last Friday, where my husband and I may have eaten it more than the guests! [Pro-tip: know your audience. Don’t bring a sweet cheese appetizer when some guests have a lactose thing or a diet thing or gestational diabetes – oops!] But Facebook demanded it, and it’s too good to not share. (Also, it’s easy! I love easy.)
You can also make this with brie, but the Camembert was the winner by far.
Maple Pecan Camambert
A baked Camembert wheel is topped with pecans and sweetened with a sugary sauce.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place cheese on a baking sheet lined with wax paper; bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Transfer baked cheese to a serving platter to cool. A pancake spatula is very helpful for this step.
Remove the wax paper from the baking sheet. Toast nuts on the baking sheet in the oven, still preheated to 350 degrees, for 7 minutes.
Sprinkle most of the toasted nuts on top of the cheese. You can now turn off your oven.
In a small saucepan, simmer the maple syrup and brown sugar over medium heat until it foams. About 3 minutes.
Slowly pour the warm sugary sauce on top of the nut-topped cheese. Some of the nuts may be displaced if you pour too fast, but don't worry, this is why you kept some of the nuts! The syrup should also spill over and pool around the cheese; you want this.
Top the cheese and garnish the plate with the reserved nuts.
Serving Size 1/12 wheel
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 0g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.