Quick and Easy Apricot Almond Brie Appetizer

Jonathan and I discovered this recipe when we first moved into our new house. We were in full moving in work mode, but we didn’t want to miss a chance to entertain guests in our new home! So I found myself looking for quick and easy appetizers and recipes that would allow me to get my hostess jollies out, while not tying me up with lots of kitchen prep time.
Whenever we host friends and family, we always strive to provide something beyond the cliché chips and dip or crackers and cheese. There’s nothing wrong with these snack options, of course, but it’s always nice to put a special touch on appetizers when hanging out with friends.
So when I discovered this recipe, I was hooked! It offers all the convenience of a quick run of the mill cheese and crackers appetizer, but it has enough panache to present a thoughtful and well put together dish. Pair with your favorite white wine and viola! Your friends will have no idea it took you less than 10 minutes to prepare this dish! It’s pretty much an instant classy evening with friends, with virtually no extra work in food prep / clean up!
Be warned though – it goes quickly! The sweet apricot preserves with the gently melting brie scoops easily and makes a wonderfully dessert quality bite that keeps guests coming back for more!


Apricot Almond Brie

1 8 to 10 ounce wedge or wheel of Brie cheese
1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier liqueur
½ cup of apricot preserves
1 tablespoon of toasted sliced almonds


1. Remove the rind from the cheese and place on a serving plate.
2. In a small saucepan, combine the liqueur with the preserves and heat until hot, but do not boil.
3. Spoon the sauce over the cheese and sprinkle toasted almonds on top. Serve with crackers or chips.


What’s your favorite quick and easy appetizer to share with friends and family? Share below!

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

63 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Apricot Almond Brie Appetizer

  • 18 February, 2015 at 4:57 am

    This looks amazing! I really want to try this, I’m such a brie fan!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  • 18 February, 2015 at 5:20 am

    I love both brie and Grand Marnier and this appetizer is something I must try asap! Thanks for sharing!

    • 18 February, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks for the repin!! <3

  • 18 February, 2015 at 9:07 am

    This looks so good! Drooling over here!

  • 18 February, 2015 at 10:02 am

    It looks absolutly delicious! Give me some! I long for Brie and can’t wait until I am allowed to eat it again… In Sweden pregnant women are recommended to avoid Brie and unpasteurized milk products… I will keep this in mind 🙂

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      We have the same warnings here, but the chance of contracting listeria when the milk product is fresh, clean and handled in a sanitary manner is SUPER rare.. so I don’t deprive myself of the nutrients and healthy bacteria of non-pasteurized cheeses when pregnant. It’s a personal decision, some people think I’m crazy, haha! 😉

  • 18 February, 2015 at 11:53 am

    We tend to like guacamole and salsa around here, although I have a very “old fashioned” dip that has pimento cheese and deviled ham and mayo. It sounds awful when I describe it, but it takes great with Fritos:) This looks perfect for my book group…

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      LOL, now you HAVE TO share this recipe, you have me intrigued!!!

  • 18 February, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I’ll have to make next time I have friends over.. or even just a treat for my husband and me!


  • 18 February, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I’m not very domesticated so I have nothing to share except chips and salsa. Or chips. if I really really like you I might (MIGHT) share my ice cream (but don’t count on it). 🙂

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      LOL, ready for your mind to be blown?? Ice cream.. with waffle cone spears as chips… it’s basically ICE CREAM NACHOS!! What whaaaat?!?!?!

  • 18 February, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I adore almonds…and apricots…I must try this one!

  • 18 February, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    It looks delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever bought brie, but I have eaten it before.

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      I know, right?! I am a sucker for Brie…

  • 18 February, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Its something new for me. In fact not sure if I have tasted before. Tempting I have to say.

  • 18 February, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I always love to make different dips (hummus, curry, chili, mustard, etc.) and then offer different kinds of bread to go with it.

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks for the pin!! <3 <3

  • 18 February, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    This appetizer totally looks as though you put tons of time and effort into it! Delish. Apricots are so yummy. Love all the popping flavors you have going on here. I confess, I am the most boring appetizer person in the world, I bring out the chips and call it a day, but you are inspiring me to be a little more creative. Thanks Gingi!!

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Doooo this!! Lol, it seriously is SO EASY.. I suppose if you wanted to be really lazy you could even microwave the apricot preserves (like my husband did yesterday when the cheese got cold and wasn’t melting to his liking, haha!)

  • 18 February, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I love brie
    Must try this recipe … thanks for sharing
    I hope this goes through as I am having a lot of trouble with the password even though I type it exactly as it is …

    • 18 February, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Yes, it went through.. I can see it at any rate! hehe! <3

  • 18 February, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    What a great and easy appetizer! I’ll have to make this soon.

  • 18 February, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I do love brie and this sounds like such a fun twist!

    • 18 February, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      If you try it, let me know what you think!!

  • 18 February, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I just pinned it and am so going to make it for our next get together 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • 18 February, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks for the pin!! Let me know what you think of it!! <3

  • 18 February, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    This looks so good! I’m such a huge fan of any dish that includes apricots! 🙂

  • 18 February, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Looks so yummyyy!!! You are so creative! 🙂

    • 18 February, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      It’s a keeper recipe, that’s for sure! <3

  • 19 February, 2015 at 12:27 am

    This looks delicious! I love brie, and apricot preserves sound like a perfect flavor to mix with it. I’ll have to try this for an upcoming get together. Thanks!

  • 19 February, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Yum, this looks so good! Anything with brie is a winner in my book!

  • 19 February, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I love brie but I have never tried to make my own!!!

  • 19 February, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Gingi, this brie is making me hungry! I so need to buy one soon and try this recipe! pinning!

    • 19 February, 2015 at 4:27 am

      Thanks for pinning!!! Let me know what you think of it, yeah?

  • 19 February, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Wow, this is fancy and pretty! I can’t see it lasting long at any party.

  • 19 February, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds ridiculously delicious! Plus I’ll take quick and easy any time!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • 19 February, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I’m a fan of brie and apricot and this combo sounds delicious! I having a girls night for the Oscars on Sunday and I think I’m going to make this! Thanks for sharing!

    Doused In Pink

    • 19 February, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Ohhhh, you will have to let me know how you like it!! <3

  • 19 February, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    This looks so elegant yet it is so easy! I love recipes where you can trick people into thinking you worked all day in the kitchen : )

  • 20 February, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Hi. This looks tasty. You visited my site today and asked me to take a peek at yours so here I am. Have a nice day.

  • 21 February, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    That.sounds.absolutely.delicious!! I may have to try that.

  • 22 February, 2015 at 11:46 am

    This sounds absolutely delicious!

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