If there is one thing I love, it’s an easy brie appetizer that can be prepped and served in minutes. Brie is typically a fall/holiday dish for me, but all has changed around here. I’ve given brie a spring/summer makeover with amazing balsamic strawberries and walnuts!
Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie with Walnuts
When it comes to entertaining, I like easy, quick-to-assemble appetizers that you can make while catching up with your guests around the kitchen island. That’s where everyone in my house congregates so a fussy recipe that takes a long time is a no-go! This brie takes just 5 minutes to assemble and into the oven it goes for a quick warming. Easy!
Balsamic does something magical to the strawberries. It brings out their sweetness without being too much of an overwhelming vinegar taste. Trust me, I understand if you’re a skeptic of this combo, but it’s delightful. The strawberries get ever-so-slightly roasted while baking and the walnuts are perfectly toasted when done.
Speaking of walnuts, they are my go-to nut to add on to so many of my favorite appetizers and treats. I love the rich, nutty flavor in combination with this sweet strawberry balsamic brie. Plus, walnuts are the only nut with a significant amount of plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5 grams/ounce). I love them!
Make it mini: To create mini version of this appetizer, you could cut small slices of brie and place on top of sliced baguette rounds. Top with the strawberry balsamic mixture and top with chopped walnuts. Similar idea, but pulled together in a prepped, bite-size manor.
Strawberry Balsamic Walnut Baked Brie
- 1 cup strawberries hulled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped
- 8 ounces brie wheel
- 2 tablespoons basil diced
- In a small bowl, combine strawberries and
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking
sheet with parchment paper.
- Place brie wheel on parchment and top with
strawberry mixture. Add on chopped walnuts and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, top with diced basil, and serve with
crostini, crackers, or baguette rounds.
Switch it up! You could also make this with camembert or any similar soft cheese as well as using raspberries or blackberries in place of strawberries!
This strawberry balsamic baked brie with walnuts would be the perfect addition to a summer picnic, potluck, or backyard party! I hope you’ll make it soon!
Check out a few of my other favorite walnut recipes below:
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