Honey Pecan Baked Brie is a quick and delicious appetizer you can put together in no time for a small gathering. Always add some thyme for a tasty kick!
That drizzle of honey!
This post is sponsored by the National Honey Board but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Did you know it’s National Honey Month? How amazing is that? To me, honey is one of the most amazing foods. Its benefits are countless and it can be used in sweet or savory recipes, how awesome is that? I always have a jar of honey at home and use it on almost everything.
I’m so excited to partner with The National Honey Board to create a recipe for National Honey Month. They sent me this gorgeous golden party package for a girls night in and I couldn’t be happier! Camille Styles and National Honey Board have partnered together to put together this box with the theme of “Golden Moments”. With the vintage napkins, cute paper straws and the golden honey, I would say this would definitely make my moments golden!
The story of honey is older than history itself. An 8,000-year-old cave painting in Spain depicts honey harvesting, and we know it’s been used for food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world since.
But honey isn’t about humans. It’s the natural product made from bees—one of our planet’s most important animals. Honeybees visit millions of blossoms in their lifetimes, making pollination of plants possible and collecting nectar to bring back to the hive.
Lucky for us, bees make more honey than their colony needs, and beekeepers remove the excess and bottle it. Just like they’ve been doing since the beginning of time.
There are a lot of recipes using honey that you can check out here. For this golden moment theme, I made one of my golden recipes, honey pecan baked brie with thyme and pears. It’s delicious combo you can put together in no time and the flavors are amazing!
For this honey pecan baked brie, I like to use the creamiest brie I can find and drizzle it with a lot of honey. Thyme gives a very delicious kick to the honey pecan brie and it’s a complete win when it’s topped with softened pears.
Let’s talk about bees, these little cute creatures that make this magical golden honey. Everyone knows honeybees make honey, but their contributions hardly end there. Although other insects can pollinate plants, honeybees are premier pollinators because they are available throughout the growing season and pollinate a wide range of crops, including almonds, apples, avocados, cucumbers, melons, pears and many more.
In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honeybees are responsible for an impressive 80 percent of that process. That’s why the National Honey Board currently allocates 5 percent of anticipated revenue each year to bee health research on issues like Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and external factors affecting honeybees.
There are ways to help bees, of course:
- You can plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden.
- Reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides to treat your lawn or garden while plants are in bloom.
- Bees get thirsty, so it would help them if you place a shallow basin of fresh water with marbles or rocks in it for the bees to land on outside your home.
- Learn how to be a beekeeper with sustainable practices.
- Donate to an organization dedicated to helping protect and promote honey bees and other pollinators.
I hope your National Honey Month is as sweet and golden as honey!
Looking for more recipes using honey?
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
- Honey Banana Chai Shake
- Honey Rose Water Fruit Salad
- Honey Sriracha Meatballs
- 4-ingredient Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Honey Pecan Baked Brie with Thyme
- 1 wheel Creamy Brie
- 2 tbsp honey More to top for serving.
- 3-4 slices Pear
- 5 springs Fresh Thyme More to top for serving.
- 4-5 Pecans
Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly coat the bottom of a small cast iron skillet using a nonstick spray.
Place the wheel of brie in the cast iron skillet. Drizzle with honey and place pear slices and fresh thyme springs on top.
Top with pecans and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
Top with more thyme springs and drizzle with honey again. Serve with crackers.
If you don't have access to small cast iron skillets, you can use a baking sheet.