Caramelized Apple Baked Brie – A delicious appetizer made with baked brie, topped with fresh spiced fresh apples caramelized to perfection, and finished with a pure maple syrup drizzle. This ooey gooey appetizer will be the highlight of any meal or party!
I am so excited to share today’s recipe as it is genuinely really delicious! So this past Friday, I was able to go to my local Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Brighton’s grand opening! I actually have been going there regularly for a while but all of the renovations and such finally finished up and now we have a phenomenal market (it even has a Starbucks and sushi bar!). Busch’s has been one of my favorite places to get my groceries for years as I love their selection of local products and I am so excited to finally have one just around the corner from me!
Before going, I decided to whip up a Caramelized Apple Baked Brie from the ingredients I was going to get at Busch’s. It would be an impressive appetizer that would be simple to make filled with Michigan products! We are known for our apples here so of course I want to incorporate those into the recipe!
They had a fantastic selection of locally grown, fresh products to choose from such as Michigan cherries along with some more exotic products like passionfruit.
And of course, I had to stop at the Starbucks at the front of the store to celebrate with a flat white! 🙂
With it being the opening of this location, they had loads of fun things going on like this cheese carving. Eventually, it will be a truck and it was made with the best mild cheddar cheese I have ever had. It was rated the best mild cheddar at competitions which is pretty neat!
Now this was my favorite sample that was out by far, the piña colada white cheddar cheese. I know, it kinda sounds crazy but WOW! This would be SO good in a grilled cheese with some ham!
I signed up to be a MyWay member before coming so I could use their exclusive $5 off $50 coupon and get access to exclusive sale items, coupons, events, and more! Oh plus, if you sign up and shop at the Brighton store, you have the chance to win free groceries for a year! Awesome, right?!
I focused on trying to get as many local products as possible from the pure maple syrup to pecans to my surprise find of Knickerbocker Cranberry Walnut Bread! That bread was perfect with a cup of the Traverse City Cherry Coffee I found!
This swag bag I got too had some really fantastic products too that I can’t wait to try out too like the Jamaican Blend coffee! I will admit, that Scratch Chocolate Chip Cookie was kinda addicting! 😀
Don’t forget to go sign up for MyWay Rewards and check out the new Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Brighton!
Caramelized Apple Baked Brie
- 16 oz wheel of brie
- 1 large apple, diced (I used Fuji)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pecan halves
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans
- Dash of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small saucepan, combine diced apple, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and 1/8 cup pure maple syrup. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring.
- Place brie in a small dish and top with pecan halves around the edge of the brie. Top with caramelized apples and chopped pecans in the middle of the brie.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and drizzle with the remaining maple syrup. Serve immediately.