Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis with Maple Sugar Glaze

These crostinis are warm and delicious with pleasing combinations of textures and flavors.

The soft and warm brie cheese smeared across the toasted crostini topped with craisins and pecans is amazing. If that isn’t enough, the Maple Sugar Glaze completes these personal appetizers with a sweet and complimentary coat to tie the flavors together.

When I made these, my husband and I could not get enough of them. They encase the perfect holiday touch and will leave you guests happy, satisfied and coming back to the table for more.

Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis with Maple Sugar Glaze
These are the perfect holiday appetizers! They are so easy and delicious!
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 loaf Baguette Bread, thinly sliced
  • 0.5-0.7 lb. wedge Brie Cheese, warmed up
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup craisins
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, for sprinkling
Maple Sugar Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  1. Slice Baguette into ½ slices.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine 3 Tbsp. maple syrup and 3 Tbsp. brown sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer until foamy, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Brush baguette slices lightly with olive oil and place on a foil covered cookie sheet.
  4. Broil on HI until crostinis turn golden in color. Watch carefully it only takes a couple minutes and you don’t want them to burn.
  5. Place Brie cheese on microwave-safe plate and microwave until cheese begins to melt and is warmed through.
  6. Spread some brie cheese on each crostini.
  7. Sprinkle chopped pecans and crasins over brie cheese. Sprinkle a little brown sugar over the tops of each crostini.
  8. Drizzle with Maple Sugar Glaze. These crostinis are best enjoyed warm.


Did you happen to notice the gorgeous serveware this appetizer was displayed on?

Nambe was kind enough to send me one of these to review.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Brenda

    The tray is beautiful!

  2. Anne

    I would serve mint brownies on the serving tray.

  3. Kristen

    Im not sure what I'd serve but it's gorgeous! It makes me want to throw a party!

  4. Jamie H

    It's so pretty I don't think it would matter what I serve. I would probably use it for christmas cookie display but I could see it being used for other things like when my husband makes us some sushi.

  5. Magela G.

    I would serve bruschetta

  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    I love these! Perfect for a holiday get together. I would be putting cookies or peanut butter buckeyes on a beautiful tray like that! :)

  7. Kim@Time2Read

    These look so yummy. I'd lover to serve them on your beautiful tray!

  8. Dezi A

    I would serve appetizers... not sure which ones specifically, but that's always my job at family get togethers. ::)

  9. Katie

    I'd probably serve up some of the Christmas cookies I've been baking lately!

  10. cindi

    I'd serve stuffed mushrooms on this beautiful tray!

  11. kate

    Ooh! With a gorgeous tray like that, you could dress up any party.!

  12. Kimberly S.

    I would serve our family's assortment of homemade cookies and candies. I would also use it for my brown sugar bacon wrapped jalapeño appetizers!

  13. Marilyn

    I would make these and serve them on the platter for Christmas Eve!

  14. Shari

    I would serve a variety of homemade Christmas candies like Mint Cookie Balls, Fudge, Toffee and some Icelandic cookies for my husband.

  15. Roberta V

    An array of Christmas cookies would look fabulous on the tray!

  16. Bonnie

    These look so good! and the tray is beautiful.

  17. Averie @Averie Cooks

    I love melted brie - and with cranberries or hot pepper jelly - my fave!

    The copper canyon bowl is gorgeous!

  18. Kat

    I would serve chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies for Christmas on the tray!

  19. Chris H.

    Oh, My! I want these right now. Thinking this will be perfect for Christmas Eve!

  20. Sarah LaMaster

    These look delicious! I'm making them for the football game today! Go Pack!

  21. Sarah LaMaster

    I would totally put everything on this tray! I love it! It reminds me of my childhood...every year I got a Nambe ornament!

  22. Jen

    I would serve up some vegan bread, veg, cheese appetizers

  23. Karly

    Ooh, these look like perfection. I need to throw a holiday party just for an excuse to serve these little guys!

  24. Morgan

    mini savory spinach and artichoke cheesecakes! yummm!

  25. Kristin

    That tray is beautiful! I would serve lots of yummy desserts on it!

  26. Kristi P

    I would serve Christmas cookies or put together a yummy cheese platter!

  27. Gretchen

    I can't wait to try this!

  28. lindsay

    I would serve my favorite bruschetta!

  29. Donna

    Will definitely try the Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis! Look delicous!

  30. Mercedes

    My holiday appetizer variety tray. Even Xmas and turkey day I make everyone's favorite. BIG family tons to choose from=happy mommy!

  31. Linda


  32. Krystal M.

    I would absolutely make these brie baguettes!

  33. Margaret Yani

    Your blog is "my" cooking school!. I have got to make these crostini's. I would also serve stuffed mushrooms and crostini with fig jam, goat cheese and a little honey. Happy Holidays1

  34. Micela

    These crositinis!

  35. Jessica

    Looks good!

  36. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    These crostinis are GORGEOUS, Nikki! I definitely know now what I'm serving for our holiday party on the 22nd! I think if I had one of those gorgeous Nambe trays, I'd serve these or a yummy assortment of bite-sized desserts at the holiday party!

  37. Debby Pucci

    Well of course it would be Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis !

  38. sheri a.

    I would this recipe it looks fantastic.

  39. Kristy F.

    Mmm look good but then again I love Brie.

    1. erin


  40. Amanda

    The crostinis look so beautiful and delicious! Would love to serve them on that beautiful tray!

  41. Kedran K

    Love the tray ... One can never have too many trays!

  42. Rebecca A

    I would probably serve some kind of cookies on it.

  43. Jenn@eatcakefordinner

    I would serve these yummy looking bacon wrapped cheesy cracker things I saw Pioneer Woman make yesterday!

  44. Becky M

    I would serve CHristmas cookies!!!!

  45. Amber Ward

    Well, I love cheeseballs or any type of salad so I would serve either on the Nambe serveware.

  46. Freja

    I would serve party drinks!! I should have a party!

  47. SalBug

    I would serve everything on that tray!

  48. Sarah

    merry christmas to me

  49. Crystal

    I would definately serve a variety of Christmas cookies & candies. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  50. sara

    I would serve crostini with fresh ricotta and honey.

  51. Lori

    Perfect for almost anything!

  52. Lexie

    I would serve cookies on the tray! Yummy and beautiful!

  53. Charlotte B.

    I would serve personal size flourless chocolate tortes on the tray. Im making them for Christmas eve this year!

  54. Erin

    I would probably serve dessert on this serve ware

  55. Lisa B

    I would serve Breakfast in bed to "Santa's Helper", on Christmas morning on this lovely tray!

  56. MaryBeth

    I would either try your crostini appetizer or bruschetta.

  57. jragland

    I'd serve pumpkin cheese cake bars... the color would coordinate beautifully with the copper tray!

  58. Angela Dundas

    I can't wait to try these delicious and beautiful looking pupus on Christmas Eve.

  59. MaryB

    Christmas cookies!

  60. Kimberly H

    Christmas cookies!

  61. Nicole

    Love this serve ware! Perfect for holiday entertaining.

  62. Juliette Mariano-Carlson

    I would use it for beautifully decorated Christmas cupcakes, cookies along with fresh strawberries and chocolate covered strawberries.

  63. Laura

    I would serve bacon/cheese pinwheels on this tray for an appetizer and then melted snowman cookies on it for a dessert. :)

  64. Ellen Moore

    I think the brie with maple glaze would be perfect, but I like to have friends over and I have many appetizer recipes.. I like plain nice crackers with a smoked salmon cream cheese spread. Or shrimp mixture in pieces of celery. Truth to tell, that serving piece would make anything look good.

  65. Vicki

    Looks so yummy! If I won the tray I would serve lamb meatballs made from the delicious lamb we raise on our farm!

  66. Julia

    Looks delish! I would serve this!

  67. Ellen Casper

    Pecan tarts

  68. paige shannon

    What wouldn't I serve on this for the holidays! It would make anything that I make -whether it is homemade or just store bought!

    These crostinis look delicious - since they should be served warm is it possible to put them together and then just warm them up before serving?


  69. Jody

    I think the tray would be lovely for serving homemade spritz cookies and hand molded chocolates.

  70. barbara n

    What a beautiful tray and a delicious looking recipe. I think I would serve some baked brie and bread rounds

  71. Katie

    Some kind of cookie would be perfect for me.

  72. Brenda B.

    I would love to put my Christmas cookies out on this beautiful tray! Thanks for the chance.

  73. Dawn

    Beautiful tray! I would serve my stuffed mushrooms on it : )

  74. Kymm

    Oh my goodness, your photos are always so amazing. These make my mouth water. And they look even more incredible on that fabulous tray!

  75. Denise Wilson

    stuffed mushrooms

  76. Kristen

    What a great giveaway!

  77. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    I can't even. I simply adore each and every little inch of this recipe - the brie, the cranberry, the PECANS (!!!), that maple glaze. I do not think I'd be able to stop at only a couple of these. I adore brie cheese SO much and with sticky sweet maple pecans... I would not be able to resist these. A perfect holiday snack - wonderful for parties. who wouldn't LOVE these?!

  78. Elin

    This would look great with some seasonal cocktails on it!

  79. LeeAnn C

    This recipe looks delish! I'm adding it to my "to make" list!

  80. LeeAnn C

    Oh and if I were to win the tray, I would probably serve the mini taco cups that my friends all LOVE at our girl's night out parties!

  81. Kim

    spinach bread!

  82. Joanne

    I would serve your delicious looking Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis with Maple Sugar Glaze appetizers just as you did! I will be making these for a Christmas party this weekend either way. They look amazing!!!

  83. Jessica Ford

    These look so amazing! I can't wait to try them. That try is awfully pretty.

  84. Tiffany Cooper

    I would try out that same recipe. Looks yummy and festive for the holiday!

  85. Pam

    The tray is awesome. What a beautiful serving piece.

  86. Sandra

    I would try out this delicious looking recipe, cranberry, pecan and brie, yummmm!

  87. Lauren V.

    Defiantly these crostinis

  88. Kimberly P.

    The tray is beautiful, and those crostini are making my mouth water!

  89. Zan

    I would serve appetizers or cookies and fudge on it!

  90. Melody G.

    How beautiful!!!

  91. chelon :)

    i would totally serve these crustini's on it! oh my goodness, these look delightful!

  92. Larissa

    pretty tray!

  93. Jordan

    Maybe cookies??

  94. Jamie

    Beautiful dish! Would love to serve a Chef in Training recipe on one!

  95. Emma B

    I'd serve an assortment of homemade Christmas cookies! How beautiful!!

  96. Marcella

    I would serve homemade Christmas candies!

  97. Patti

    These look and sound absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try them! I adore the serveware. What a great giveaway!

  98. Charmaine

    The crostini looks delicious...can't wait to give the recipe a try. Thanks for the chance to win...I"d serve just about anything on that tray!

  99. Michelle Wright

    I would serve deserts on that beautiful tray.

  100. Amanda Thompson

    I think I might serve Deviled Eggs on that beautiful tray!

  101. Krissy Quilter

    I am loving your blog! An the tray is beautiful I hope I win!

  102. Kari Howell

    I would serve a tray of crackers, cheese, and meats.

  103. Dana

    The tray is gorgeous and I would use it to serve everything and anything!

  104. Stephanie S.

    Oh this looks so YUMMY. I want to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  105. Bethany Fazekas

    This looks like a great app. for Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks for sharing! The tray is gorgeous too!

  106. Heather

    Cookies, vegetable pizza, the possibilites are endless!!! Love the tray!

  107. Jen Grimm

    This Hostess set looks amazing! I would love to have one in my kitchen!

  108. Kristin

    I would serve fruit pizza :)

  109. Ashley P

    I would serve yummy Christmas cookies on it!

  110. Andrea D.

    I would serve bacon wrapped smokies on it.

  111. Mairin

    I would serve one of my favorite appetizers - sausage and cheese balls!

  112. rachel

    I'd serve cookies! Or perhaps dumplings or sushi

  113. Shelley

    I would serve my favorite chocolate chip cookies

  114. meghann

    some sort of dessert!

  115. Jo-Anna

    This crostini sounds amazing! I love anything with Brie! Yum! Thank you too for the giveaway! I love copper!

  116. Betty

    I have been making a version of these for several years, but your recipe sounds better than mine. Looks like this serveware could be used for almost anything - love it, but thanks for a the recipe and the chance to win.

  117. Erika

    Love the tray! I'm going to make these this weekend for a get together, can't wait to try them!

  118. Sharon Rogers

    Christmas cookies or that scrumptious looking appetizer

  119. Brittany S.

    I would serve veggie pizza bites on my Nambe hostess tray!

  120. Emily K.

    I would serve some appetizers or desserts on this tray! It would also be gorgeous for drinks. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  121. Shica

    Deviled Eggs

  122. Kim C.

    It's so very pretty!! I would serve appetizers and cookies.

  123. Kathleen Bernal

    I love the serving dishes! I'd serve anything I could on them. They'd sure add a touch of class to any occasion. How about some twists and cheeses, with a touch of cilantro? So pretty.

  124. Nicole

    Love these crostinis & Love the tray! I think I would serve some fresh baked warm handpies on the tray :)

  125. Debbie Bray

    Lots of cookies!!

  126. Christie - Food Done Light

    A delicious combination. I love the idea of the glaze. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures

  127. Jackie

    I would serve cookies on this lovely tray! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  128. Hector

    I would make some fancy cupcakes to serve on it

  129. Maribeth

    I love brie and cranberries!

  130. Carley

    I would definitely serve a variety of Christmas cookies on this beautiful tray!!

  131. Kennedy

    I have been craving deviled eggs for awhile now, so I would probably serve those on this fantastic tray!

  132. Dianne Shaw

    I would serve some fudgy brownies!

  133. Jeanine

    I'd love to serve canapes or maybe little desserts on this tray. It's beautiful!!

  134. Elizabeth

    I would serve appetizers!

  135. Gary

    Love the brie and cranberry crostini idea. How festive!

  136. Meghan

    Any clue how many crostini I can get out of this recipe? I'm planning on making them this weekend for a party, and I don't know whether to leave it as is or double the recipe (there will be about 16-20 people there).


    1. Chef in Training

      Depends how long your baguette is. I can typically get 20-ish crostini from mine. I would plan on doubling the recipe. Hope that helps. Let me know how they turn out for you and how many you were able to get per loaf :)

  137. Whitney

    These look amazing!!

  138. Kelly M

    Beautiful tray! I would serve stuffed mushrooms...or maybe try your cranberry pecan brie crostinis w/maple sugar. They look so scrumptious!

  139. Yvette

    I love to make an assortment of Christmas candies. It would look beautiful on this tray! I'm all about presentation! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I'm a winner!

  140. Alicia

    I am definetely adding to my menu after looking at all these. Thanks for posting!

  141. Michelle

    I would serve these apps on that gorgeous tray at our cookie swap this weekend!

  142. sarah (@starfish_fairy)

    I would serve these yummy crostinis or mini pumpkin pies. :)

  143. Sue Mellado

    These are going to be at our Christmas Eve gathering...they look yummy!

  144. KaySue

    I would use the tray to serve homemade Christmas treats to my family.

  145. hayley

    looks delicious! beautiful tray, begging for some cookies ;)

  146. Amber

    I would serve EVERYTHING on this BEAUTIFUL tray....from brushetta to my grammys butter roll :-)

  147. Linda Hendrix

    Stuffed mushrooms

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    1. Jennifer T

      So pretty!

  150. van pham

    I would love to serve my holiday cookies or cupcakes on that tray. It would make things just so special.

  151. Marie Atwood

    I would serve the featured dish, Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis with Maple Sugar Glaze. I would also add a tomato,basil pesto, and mozzarella bruschetta with it . I love to mix sweet and savory appetizers.. Thank you for this giveaway and Merry Christmas!!!

  152. Jacquelyn Potter

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I can't wait to take it to my family Christmas party.

  153. Shannon

    Hi! I stumbled across this post via Pinterest and would really like to make these but the recipe is no longer showing! :( any chance you could repost it or email it to me? :) or tell me another way to see it. :) thank you!!!

    1. Chef in Training

      so sorry about that! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It should be fixed now. Please let me know if it isn't for you :)