Appetizers

Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie

Get the recipe for this quick and easy pumpkin walnut baked brie. With pumpkin butter and crispy puff pastry, this cheesy appetizer is a decadent crowd-pleaser for fall or any time of the year!

Are you a fan of gooey cheese? How about pumpkin? Yes? Why not put them together! This Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie checks many food obsession boxes, with the added delight of crunchy walnuts. We also have many other recipes to satisfy your pumpkin cravings, which you can check out here!

Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie Recipe

Pumpkin walnut baked brie melting on to cutting board with chips and apples

When it comes to entertaining, I am always a fan of simplicity. For a long time, I went overboard and I would work myself up to such a level of stress that I couldn’t even enjoy the event. It probably took longer than it should have, but I had a bit of an epiphany of quality over quantity, simple but good food, and actually laughing and connecting with the people I had invited over. 

easy fall appetizer ideas

Recipes like this baked brie with pumpkin butter are standbys that enable the easy but decadent entertaining I strive for (see more entertaining posts here!). The five minute prep time may even be a stretch. I think it took the longest to open the jar of pumpkin butter- ha!

how to serve baked brie

How to Make Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie

Baked brie with tortilla chips and apples

Pumpkin walnut baked brie is incredibly easy to make. You have to plan ahead a little to make sure your puff pastry is thawed according to the package directions. The one I used for this recipe only took an hour to thaw!

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While that’s preheating, roll out your pastry on your baking surface. I’m still a huge advocate of my well-seasoned pizza stone! I’ve had it for years and I use it almost daily.

Next spread out the pumpkin butter across the puff pastry. You can use more than 3 tablespoons if it doesn’t seem like enough! Sprinkle the top of that with chopped walnuts and sea salt. Place your brie cheese wheel. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice over the brie.

Wrap the brie cheese wheel with the puff pastry. Fold the puff pastry over the wheel and press securely to seal. Brush the outside of the pastry with the whisked egg wash. Bake until crust reaches a golden color, 20-25 minutes. 

How to Serve Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie

Cutting into the bundle and having the delicious and creamy melted cheese ooze out is definitely irresistible. 

bite of pumpkin walnut baked brie

Since the pumpkin butter and walnuts are on the bottom, it takes a little bit of digging to make a mixed bite. You can also keep an extra bowl of pumpkin butter nearby for additional garnish! We love this pumpkin butter the best, but it’s seasonal, so be sure to stock up if you can get it!

cheese oozing from baked brie with tortilla chips and apples

Providing a few different options for serving such as tortilla chips and apples gives guests the opportunity to try the different flavors. It’s an appetizer that can taste savory or sweet depending on the bite. It tastes a lot like cheesy pumpkin pie!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and please let me know what you think if you try it!

Pumpkin Walnut Baked Brie

With pumpkin butter and crispy puff pastry, this cheesy appetizer is a decadent crowd-pleaser for fall or any time of the year!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Nina Hendrick

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed according to directions
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin butter my favorite brand is in the notes!
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 wheel Brie cheese, approx. 16 oz. with rind on
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg whisked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking stone or cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Unfold puff pastry on baking surface. Spread with pumpkin butter (feel free to use more than 3 tbsp if it seems thin!). Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and sea salt. Top with cheese wheel. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice over the brie. 
  • Wrap cheese with the puff pastry, folding and pressing securely to seal. Brush with whisked egg. 
  • Bake until crust reaches a golden color, 20-25 minutes. 
  • You may serve with additional pumpkin butter. 

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4 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh that looks amazing! And you’re totally right, I’m guilty too of being so rushed to get ready for company that I sometimes don’t enjoy time spent with them like I should. Thank you for the reminder to not get so lost in the details. Beautiful photography too, by the way, everything looks scrumptious!

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