Quick and Easy Mango Pecan Brie

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.

Mango Pecan sauce on a round piece of Brie cheese. The cheese is on a cutting board with a little knife next to it.

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 2 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 pretty much handed us a pamphlet about eating gluten free and said good luck :-0.

A bottle of Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay with two wine glasses full of wine

I worked really hard and my family loved the recipes I was creating. I wrote down all of my recipes in notebooks, and took a ton of notes about what worked and didn’t work. From this point, it took me another three years before I finally had the courage to set up a blog. It was time to share what I have learned with others who have to be gluten free.

I knew nothing about how to start a blog, what a plugin was, or how to market it with social media. It took a LOT of hard work (and a LOT of hours), but I have learned so much over the past two years, and I am genuinely happy.

To celebrate, I wanted to create something delicious to go with Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay. Something fruity and sweet to play off the subtle flavors of apple and pear in the wine. This is one of my favorite California Chardonnays. This is one of my favorite brie recipes, and it is so easy to make.

Mango Pecan sauce covered Brie with Wente Chardonnay bottle next to the cheese board

You are going to love how easy this cheese appetizer is to make. I used mango fruit spread. I love this because it has chunks of fruit. (You can use any flavor, strawberry, blueberry, etc.) Just don’t use jelly as that will not turn out the same.

I hope you love baked brie with jam as much as we do.

Mango jam and pecans cooking in a pan

Simmer the mango fruit spread with raw pecan pieces for 8 minutes.

Spooning the mango sauce on top of the brie cheese

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 350 degrees before topping with the fruit.) There are so many great things to use for brie toppings!

A hand reaching to grab a Glass of Chardonnay

Grab a glass of Wente’s Riva Ranch Chardonnay and enjoy! Wente makes a lot of amazing wines, and it is definitely worth the trip to go try a few :-).

Fruit topped Brie Appetizer with a wedge cut out

How to make a fruity brie appetizer:

5 from 1 vote
Print
Mango Pecan Brie
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

Fruity mango pecan topped brie is a quick and easy appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
Ingredients
  • 1 wheel of brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup mano fruit spread
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, heat mango spread and pecans on low. Simmer for 8 minutes until warm and bubbly.

  2. Spoon onto a wheel of brie cheese. Serve with gluten free crackers.

Nutrition facts per serving (8g)
124kcal | Fat: 10g | Saturated fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 59mg | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Vitamin A: 3.3% | Calcium: 5.5% | Iron: 1.4%

If you haven’t visited Wente Vineyards, it is located in Livermore, CA. Their grounds are absolutely gorgeous and they host events and weddings. I went with two other bloggers and we got a tour of Wente’s organic garden. They grow most of the vegetables they serve at their restaurant.

Wente's Organic Garden with master gardener Diane standing amongst the plants in the greenhouse

One of the things I loved about Diane is how passionate she is about organic farming. She uses scraps to make compost. With this she actually makes her own soil that all of the organic vegetables are grown in.

Some food bloggers standing next to 40+ varieties of tomatoes

(It was cold and rainy so we are all bundled up in numerous layers!) I had to include a picture of the tomatoes. There are about 50 varieties of organic tomatoes being grown!!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Comments

  1. Ok, ok. Twist my arm 😉 Looks delish!!

  2. Love this, such a fun day!!

  3. Wine and cheese?! Yes, please!! Looks fantastic!

  4. This is so great for a party appetizer.

  5. I never would have thought to pair mango with brie, but this looks amazing!

  6. I am always looking for good new things to try when getting together with friends. THIS. This is PERFECT!

  7. This brie looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it!

  8. Brie, mango and pecan sounds to be a perfect appetizer! I need this right now!

Speak Your Mind

*

Menu Title