Pesto / Brie / Pine Nut Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very easy, elegant and delicious appetizer!! You have to try it!


  1. Heat brie at about 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until just soft to the touch.
  2. At the same time, heat the pine nuts.
  3. They are always best toasted just a little.
  4. Set the brie on a platter.
  5. Cover it with pesto.
  6. I don't use the whole package, sot hat more can be added later.
  7. Cover this with the pine nuts.
  8. I usually hold a few of these back as well.
  9. Slice the plum tomatoes and put them around the outside of tray.
  10. Put the cocktail bread around the outside of this.
  11. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Love this recipe. The only thing I do slightly different is I use camembert (in place of brie-stays soft better) and I make gentle slits on the top before heating and put a bit of pesto on it so the flavors get through the whole round of cheese. Then I add a bit more at serving. Also try taking small pieces of cheese & the pesto sauce & stuff a mushroom & bake. Ooolahlah...

shadowgirl... July 22, 2011

This was an outstanding appie, easier than many I've made, and it was received with oohs and aahs at the function I took it to; it does look elegant, and tastes divine. Thanks so much for posting this recipe, it was exactly what I was looking for!

woodland hues December 21, 2008

Fabulous! Made this for a July Fourth party, and it was one of the first appetizers to go. The combination of flavors was absolutely delicious. And boy, was it easy! The brie round that I had was pretty heavily coated in rind on top and bottom, so I used a filet knife to scrape a good bit of it off. This is really incredibly wonderful, and makes a great appetizer year-round (maybe roll the edges in paprika to make it look more Christmas-y?). Great recipe I'll make often, to rave reviews! Thanks, Cheryl!

Lizzie-Babette July 17, 2003