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Walnut Baked Brie & Christmas Dinner Recipes

Today I’m joining my Supper Club Friends to bring you recipes for a Christmas Dinner Party. I’m in charge of the appetizer this month and I’m sharing a yummy Walnut Baked Brie Recipe to go with all these great Christmas Recipes.

This is one of my “It’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipes and you will quickly see why.

Christmas Dinner Menu

It’s that time of the year when we are searching for a new recipe for the holidays, and we have you covered.

Here is a complete menu that you can serve for your next dinner party.

  • Cocktail – Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita
  • Appetizer – Walnut Baked Brie
  • Main Dish – Crock Pot Cranberry Pork Loin
  • Side Dish – Easy Strawberry Puffed Pasty Brie Bites
  • Side Dish – Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa
  • Dessert – Easy Orange Cranberry Cake

Appetizer Recipe

First, I want to share my recipes for Walnut Baked Brie. It’s so easy and delicious. It’s sure to be a crowd favorite.

Walnut Baked Brie Ingredients

There are only 4 basic ingredients for this recipe, however there are some options that you may like.

Ingredients for Walnut Baked Brie appetizer recipe.

Option One

First, you want to mix your walnuts and brown sugar together. To give the recipe a little extra kick, you can add ground black pepper to the mix.

In addition, you can substitute walnuts with pecans if you prefer.

Option Two

I like to drizzle the pastry with melted butter before cooking. To add a little color and zing to your baked pastry, add a dash of cinnamon to the butter.

Butter and cinnamon for topping

Baked Brie Recipe

First, grease a brie baking dish. If you don’t have one a small casserole dish will work.

Spread pastry into the bottom of the dish and press all seams together. Drape the ends of the pastry over side of the baking dish, being sure to leave enough to cover the top of your brie.

Spread crescent rolls into bottom of baking dish.

Place brie round in the center of the pastry and top with your walnut and brown sugar mixture.

I prefer Goat Cheese Brie because it’s creamier and delicious, however it can be more difficult to find. I’ve made this recipe with regular brie and it’s still delicious.

Next, bring edges of pastry up and over the top of your mixture and press seams of pastry together.

wrap baked brie mixture with crescent rolls to completely cover.

Finally, drizzle the butter or butter & cinnamon mixture over the top of your pastry and bake according to pastry directions.

Butter and cinnamon mixture to top the baked brie.

Walnut Baked Brie Appetizer

Notice how golden the pastry appears after using the cinnamon and butter mixture.

Walnut Baked Brie fresh from the oven and golden brown.

You can cut the baked brie into small sections to serve or allow guest to serve themselves with a serving knife.

Walnut Baked Brie Appetizer & Christmas Dinner Recipes
Yield: 8 people

Walnut Baked Brie

Walnut Baked Brie

Easy Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1 roll Crescent Rolls, or Phyllo Pasty
  • 1 round Goat Cheese Brie
  • 1/4 cup chopped Walnuts, or pecans
  • 2 tsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon , Optional
  • ¼ tsp. Fresh ground Black Pepper, Optionsl


  1. Preheat Oven 375°
  2. Grease Baking Dish
  3. Spread crescent rolls in bottom of dish pressing seams together and allowing edges to drape over side of dish to enough to cover top of your mixture
  4. Place Brie Round in center of the baking dish
  5. Mix Walnuts and brown sugar (pepper optionals)
  6. Pour Walnut mixture over the brie
  7. Wrap edges of crescent rolls over the top of the mixture and press seams together.
  8. Melt butter and drizzle over the tops of crescent rolls. Mix butter with cinnamon before drizzling, if you prefer this option.
  9. Bake for approx. 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Serve alone or with fruit.  

You can substitute the walnuts with pecans if you prefer.  

This is also delicious with phyllo pasty.  

If goat cheese brie isn't available regular brie is delicious as well.  

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 212Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Walnut baked brie on reindeer plates for a Christmas Dinner Party Appetizer

In case you missed the 5 Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas, you can see it here along with all the other Supper Club Tables.

Set your dinning room table with a reindeer inspired table setting in red, white and green.

Christmas Dinner Recipes

Now it’s time to see all other recipes for our Christmas Dinner. Up next Stacy at Bricks N Bloom with our main dish. Be sure to click all the links below for the recipes.

Stacy’s dish looks so yummy! Crock Pot Cranberry Pork Loin

crock pot cranberry pork loin is an easy recipe for your Christmas Dinner Party.

Jen at Midwest Life & Style – Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa

Creamy Tortellini Soup is a tasty side dish for your Christmas Entertaining Ideas

Kelly at The Tattered Pew – Easy Strawberry Puffed Pastry Brie Bites

Strawberry Puffed Pastry Brie Bites make a great side dish or tasty appetizer for your holiday entertaining.

Michele at Vintage Home Designs – Easy Cranberry Orange Cake

Easy Cranberry Orange Cake is perfect for Holiday Entertaining.

Our cocktail this month comes for Simply 2 Mom’s – Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita

Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita Cocktail Recipe for Christmas Dinner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Easy Walnut Baked Brie Recipe and Full Christmas Dinner Menu and Recipes


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Yum! Give me all of the cheesy goodness! I can't wait to give this appetizer a try!


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Jen, I really appreciate this.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 20th of November 2021

This looks absolutely amazing Rachel!


Sunday 21st of November 2021

I appreciate all your comments Kim.


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Thanks so much.


Saturday 20th of November 2021

This sounds wonderful, Rachel! Such a perfect holiday appetizer!


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Thanks so much Anne.

Michele Howell

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I'm a big fan of Brie, and this recipe looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!!


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Michele, It's so good. Hope you like it.


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Rachel this looks so good I can't wait to try it!


Saturday 20th of November 2021

Stacy, It's so delicious.

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