Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans is an appetizer recipe served with your favorite crackers or baguette bread, and Sweetened Dried Orange Slices! WATCH THE VIDEO!

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We’ve found that living happy lives means practicing community in our home, around our tables, and sharing what we’ve been given with others. Looking for a great appetizer to start off a party? You may have tried my popular Baked Lemon Pistachio Brie or Brie-Stuffed Cranberry Turkey Burger Recipe (that’s right, brie in the middle of a burger – YUM!)

Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans ingredients

Baked Marmalade Brie

You’ll love this easy Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans. I always keep marmalade stocked in my pantry, just so I’m ready for this recipe!

Hospitality really does go further than a gourmet meal and a pretty setting. To me those are fun, but the heart of the matter is that connection—sometimes a soul connection, a connection with words, a physical connection.

Meet me at the river at 5PM

Of course more importantly, if your marriage isn’t in order, then it’s almost impossible to have a happy home.

A few weeks ago I surprised my hubby with a note, to “meet me at the river at 5 pm.”

I rode my bike to the river, with a yummy appetizer and wine in my bike basket.

Baked Marmalade Brie

Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans

Pulled out a tablecloth, this Orange Marmalade Brie with Pecans appetizer, and set up the wine.

And I waited.

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So fun, we enjoyed nibbling on a few bites, and sipping wine.

Keeping “surprise” in marriage is so important. We can get all comfortable and never try new things, or we can venture out and take a risk. Moving over to Bend was taking a risk for us, and our family. But we tried it.

Great things never come from comfort zones. Right?

I hope this post today inspires you to do something new with your spouse, partner, or a friend in your life!

How to bake brie

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place
  2. Brie in a small baking dish, or place the brie on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
  3. Bake until warm and just softened (about 10 minutes), or until it starts to ooze but not melt.
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Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 1 small, 8 ounce round of brie
  • 1 cup spicy pecans, we buy at Trader Joe’s, or you can make your own
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade + 2 Tbsp.
  • Fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Sweetened Dried Orange Slices, I buy at Trader Joe’s
  • Thinly sliced baguette, for serving, or favorite crackers (we love Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps Cranberry and Hazelnut Crackers)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place brie round in an ovenproof serving dish. Or, lay parchment paper down on a baking sheet.
  • Slice the top of the brie round off, cutting inward to make a bowl. Remove the “lid.”
  • Fill the bowl with the marmalade and 1/2 cup of spicy almonds. Place the “lid" on top, pushing down. (It’s okay if a little bit falls to the side).
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until the cheese inside the rind is melted and bubbly.
  • Spread the remaining 2 Tbsp. marmalad on top. Sprinkle finely chopped fresh rosemary.
  • Serve hot with your favorite crackers or baguette bread slices. Optional to serve with Sweetened Dried Orange Slices.
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More brie recipes: Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Cranberry Brie Recipe [Pressure Cooking Today] or Blueberry Walnut Baked Brie [Boulder Locavore].
Baked Marmalade Brie with Spicy Pecans Recipe