Maple Bacon Brie Pull Apart Bread

If you LOVE cheese and bread like I do, you will want to make this appetizer for every occasion!

Maple Bacon Brie Pull Apart Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 round loaf sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup raw pecans chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 large wheel of brie cubed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line baking sheets with wire racks.
  2. Lay bacon in a single layer on the wire racks. Bake bacon for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and brush with maple syrup. Continue to bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, turn bacon, and brush other side with maple syrup. Return to oven and continue to bake until crispy. Set aside.
  5. Reduce the oven to 350F.
  6. Slice the bread horizontally and vertically to create 1 inch cubes, being careful not to actually slice all the way through the bread.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons butter, the pecans and brown sugar.
  8. Use your hands to mix the butter into the pecans to create a crumble.
  9. Take the remaining 6 tablespoons butter and insert thin slices into the loaf of bread.
  10. Place the loaf on a baking sheet and stuff the brie inside the bread, filling in all the spaces in between the cuts. Add the cranberries and pecans.
  11. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the brie is melted and gooey. Remove from oven.
  12. Chop 3 pieces of bacon and sprinkle on top. Reserve the remaining bacon for another day.
  13. Serve immediately.
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