Baked Brie with Candied Bacon.
Need I say more?
Gooey, buttery, melted baked brie smothered with smokey bacon candied with brown sugar and maple syrup and balanced out with tangy rice vinegar, coarse black pepper and a few shakes of hot sauce.
This heavenly appetizer recipe really puts the crack in cracker.
If you are looking for the next must-have appetizer to make or take to a picnic or party, look no further. I can pretty much guarantee this will be a winner! It sure was with my family this past weekend.
Here is how I made it, adapted from a recipe found here.
Baked Brie with Candied Bacon
- 8 oz wheel of brie cheese
- 8 slices thick bacon, diced
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 heaping Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
- 4-5 drops Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or your fave)
- 1 box water crackers (or your fave)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook diced bacon in a hot skillet until just crispy.
While bacon is cooking, stir together brown sugar, maple syrup, rice vinegar, black pepper and hot sauce in a small bowl.
Drain grease from bacon, and add sauce. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until thick and bubbly.
Place brie in small stoneware casserole or baking pan. Top with candied bacon. Bake 10 minutes or until brie is warm and gooey inside.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes or so. Serve with water crackers or your favorite cracker.
Cheers & Hugs,