Brie, Pear & Walnut Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Kate Donahue | Food Babbles Updated

Brie, Pear & Walnut Pull Apart Bread takes a loaf of rustic bread and adds brie, pears, and walnuts. Easy and delicious.

When it comes to entertaining, whether it’s a large party filled with your closest friends or a small family gathering, there are a few things that need to be in place to turn the event into a huge success. Start off by turning on some good tunes and pour a festive signature cocktail.

My hibiscus rose margaritas are always a big hit. After those two elements are taken care of, it all comes down to some good conversation and the one thing universally unites everyone. Food!

Brie, Pear & Walnut Pull Apart Bread Photo

I always like to have a nice plate of crackers, jams, a mixture of cheese and fruit. These foods are easy to munch on while chatting and the flavor combinations are endless.

I love a good crusty loaf of bread so I always enjoy having a pull apart bread. It’s always a hit with guests and again, breads that pull apart and are filled with all sorts of goodies are easy to eat while mingling.

My all-time favorite is my Monte Cristo pull apart bread - it has layers of dough, ham, turkey and swiss cheese, complete with a dusting of powdered sugar and jam for dipping. Just like the sandwich, but built to feed a crowd.

I didn’t think I could top that appetizer recipe but this pear, Brie and walnut pull apart bread is right up there.

Brie, Pear & Walnut Pull Apart Bread Picture

I made a golden, crusty loaf of plain no knead artisan bread, and then something magical happened. I cut that beautiful loaf of bread into deep 1-inch pieces, then into all those crannies I buried slices of Brie and red anjou pears.

A sprinkle of candied walnuts over the top then into the oven it went.

What emerges is a warm loaf of bread filled with warm melted Brie, tender sweet pears and nutty walnuts all ready to be easily pulled apart into bite-size deliciousness. This is the ultimate finger food with an air of sophistication.

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Brie, Pear & Walnut Pull Apart Bread Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 No Knead Artisan Bread, Or store bought crusty round loaf of bread
  • 1 Red Anjou Pear, Sliced
  • 8 ounces Brie Cheese, Diced
  • 1/2 cup Glazed Walnuts, Like Emerald Brand
  • Sea Salt
  • Coarse Ground Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut bread into 1-inch slices without cutting through the bottom of the loaf. Turn loaf 180 degrees and cut 1-inch slices across the original slices, creating a grid.
  3. Into the crevices, evenly distribute the pear slices, brie and walnuts. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until Brie is melted. Cover top with foil if the loaf browns too quickly.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Serve warm.

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Author: Kate Donahue
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 71
Calories 130

% Daily Value*
14%
Total Fat 9g
18%
  Saturated Fat 4g
6%
Sodium 143mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
10%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kate Donahue

About Kate

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.