With the weather getting cooler, the holidays inching closer, and my pregnant silhouette getting bigger and bigger by the day, all I really want to do on the weekends now is cancel plans, hibernate by the fireplace, and indulge in some rich, tasty snacks. Those savory appetizers that can almost replace a whole meal have been front of mind for me, and I got an idea for this one after Family Circle Magazine asked me to create a holiday dish that featured California Walnuts. Their nutty flavor paired with crisp diced apples that are cooked down with sugar and spices and drizzled over the warm brie for a sweet and savory appetizer that will impress your guests this holiday season! Check out the write-up in this month’s issue of Family Circle Magazine, and access the recipe below: AppleWalnutBakedBrie1 AppleWalnutBakedBrie2 AppleWalnutBakedBrie3 AppleWalnutBakedBrie4 AppleWalnutBakedBrie5 AppleWalnutBakedBrie6 AppleWalnutBakedBrie7

Apple Walnut Baked Brie.
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  • 1 (13 ounce) round of brie
  • 1 apple, diced
  • ¾ cup chopped California walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Sliced and toasted baguette and apple slices for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place round of brie on a small baking sheet on top of parchment paper. Bake about 15-17 minutes or until softened, remove and set aside on a serving dish.
  3. While the brie bakes, heat up the diced apple, walnuts, honey, brown sugar, butter, and spices over low heat in a small saucepan until sugars dissolve and apples soften and the walnuts toast (about 7 minutes).
  4. Pour over the top of the heated wheel of brie and serve immediately with toasted baguette and apple slices.

Please Note: This post was created in partnership with California Walnuts and Family Circle. All opinions, images, and recipes are my own.