If you are looking for a quick appetizer and wine to serve to friends, you will love this mango pecan brie and Chardonnay pairing. This mango pecan brie appetizer recipe is so easy to make, with just three simple ingredients.
(*This post was sponsored by Wente Vineyards. All opinions are my own.)
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA. (Scroll down to see some pictures from this journey.) It was a turning point for me as I have officially been posting gluten free recipes for my blog for almost two years now.
When I started developing gluten free recipes, there was hardly any gluten free food available at the grocery store. Loaves of gluten free bread were almost impossible to find. Our doctor gave us a pamphlet about gluten-free eating and said good luck.
We are all about appetizers here at Fearless Dining. If you have a party coming up, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free appetizers.
To celebrate, I wanted to create something delicious to go with Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay. Something fruity and sweet to play off the wine's subtle flavors of apple and pear. This is one of my favorite California Chardonnays. This is one of my favorite brie recipes, and it is so easy to make.
You are going to love how easy this cheese appetizer is to make. I used a mango fruit spread. I love this because it has chunks of fruit. (You can use any flavor, strawberry, blueberry, etc.) Don't use jelly, as that will not be the same.
I hope you love baked brie with jam as much as we do. If you love cheese appetizers, you will want to try this easy Hot Cream Cheese Dip, too!
- Brie - You can use cow or goat milk brie. I like to use a round-shaped wheel, but a triangle wedge of brie is also fine to use.
- Mango jam - If you can't find mango, apricot jam also tastes delicious!
Step 1: Simmer the mango fruit spread with raw pecan pieces for 8 minutes.
Step 2: Spoon the mango pecan mixture onto a round of Brie cheese. (I like my brie cold for this, so it is easy to cut.
If you love melty brie, feel free to bake the brie for 10 minutes at 350º F before topping with the fruit.) There are so many great things to use for brie toppings!
This mango brie appetizer is deliciously served with these Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Crackers.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can easily make this brie appetizer ahead. Just make the jam. Top over the brie any time you need.
This mango brie will keep fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
The majority of brie is gluten free, but always read the ingredients label!
More delicious gluten free appetizer recipes:
Mango Pecan Brie
- 1 wheel of brie cheese
- ½ cup mano fruit spread
- ⅓ cup raw pecans
- In a skillet, heat mango spread and pecans on low. Simmer for 8 minutes until warm and bubbly.
- Spoon onto a wheel of brie cheese. Serve with gluten free crackers.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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