Fruit and Nut Baked Brie

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Snacks
Fruit and nut baked brie in a cast iron pan with bread slices for dipping

Dig into an ooey gooey cheese dip that’s filled with autumn flavor! Whether you’re throwing a healthy fall dinner party or planning your Thanksgiving holiday menu, this delicious baked brie recipe is the perfect appetizer to your impress your guests.

It may look and sound like a complicated fancy starter, but this healthy brie recipe is actually quite simple to prepare. Learn how to bake brie in just a few easy steps with this Nutrisystem-approved recipe. With the perfect combination of wholesome ingredients (and just 15 minutes in the oven), you’ll be craving this sweet and savory baked brie all season!

Our Fruit and Nut Baked Brie recipe features a combination of fig spread, walnuts, dried apricots, dried figs, fresh thyme and orange zest. We recommend using our healthy homemade fig spread recipe instead of a store-bought version with tons of added sugar. Our recipe uses just three ingredients, including one cup of figs, one cup of dried apricots and one cup of water. That’s it! It comes together in 30 minutes on your stove top, then is blended to perfection in a food processor. Get our 3-Ingredient Fig Spread Recipe here! > 

Make an Impressive Baked Brie in Mere Minutes

Pair this Fruit and Nut Baked Brie with your favorite healthy dippers.
Pair this Fruit and Nut Baked Brie with your favorite healthy dippers.

To make this delicious baked brie, get started by removing the top rind from an eight-ounce block of brie cheese. Place it into the center of a small baking dish or cast-iron pan, then pop it in a 350-degree oven. After about 15 minutes, you should have a melted and bubbly baked brie that’s ready for all your tasty toppings.

Remove the brie from the oven and drizzle it with three tablespoons of fig spread. Next, top it with one tablespoon of chopped walnuts, one tablespoon of chopped dried apricots and one tablespoon of chopped dried figs. Add a sprinkle of chopped fresh thyme and garnish with orange zest before serving.

You can pair your baked brie with all of your favorite healthy dippers! Go sweet with fresh apple and pear slices, or go savory with whole grain crackers and toasted whole wheat baguette. All four of these options are considered SmartCarbs on the Nutrisystem plan. Try our recipes for Whole Wheat Herb Focaccia Bread and Sweet Potato Crackers! >

Customize with your Favorite Healthy Ingredients

Fruit and Nut Baked Brie is a beautiful addition to your holiday charcuterie board.
Fruit and Nut Baked Brie is a beautiful addition to your holiday charcuterie board.

This recipe is easy to customize and you can easily make some simple swaps. If you’re not a fan of dried apricots or figs, you can swap in another dried fruit that you enjoy. Dried cranberries are a great options that’s ideal for the holiday season! You can also use different nuts, such as chopped almonds, cashews or peanuts for a tasty twist on this easy app.

Use this Fruit and Nut Baked Brie on a healthy holiday charcuterie board! It would make a beautiful center piece surrounded with all of your favorite cheese board ingredients, such as whole grain crackers, fresh fruit, chopped veggies and nuts.

Indulge and Stay On-Track with Weight Loss

This baked brie recipe makes eight 130-calorie servings. Losing weight on Nutrisystem? You can log it into your NuMi app journal as one PowerFuel and one Extra. Don’t forget to account for any dippers that you include, too! As we mentioned earlier, fresh fruit, whole grain crackers and toasted whole wheat bread are SmartCarbs on Nutrisystem.

More Healthy Appetizer Recipes

If you’re looking for more healthy holiday appetizers, you’ve come to the right place! From tasty dips to easy finger foods, we have plenty of ideas for your weight loss menu. Check out some of our most popular holiday appetizer recipes below:

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Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 130

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. brie cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. fig spread (recipe in description above!)
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dried figs, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • Sprinkle of orange zest, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut off the top rind of the cheese. Place in a small baking dish or cast-iron pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Top brie with fig spread, chopped walnuts, apricots and figs. Sprinkle with thyme and orange zest.
  4. Serve with crackers, apple slices or toasted baguette.
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