How to Make A Bacon Apple Brie Appetizer

If you’re looking for the perfect little bacon hors d’oeuvre for your party, you can stop right here!

Apple bacon brie bites are always a major hit as an appetizer anywhere. With a bit of freshness combined with the sweet spicy treat of candied bacon, this recipe is very easy to make on the fly. The only thing to be cautious of: they always go fast!

All you need is apples, brie (You can use cheddar for variety) and candied bacon. You can make the candied bacon in advance and keep it refrigerated for several days. Making the candied bacon is the most time-consuming part, but it’s still very straightforward. Simple coat bacon in a brown sugar an cayenne mixture and then cook until your desired crispiness, about 10 minutes in a pan or 25 minutes in the oven. Cool for at least 15 minutes.

Bacon Apple Brie bites with spicy glazed bacon are always among the best appetizers at any party.

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If you’re planning to keep the plate of bacon apple brie bites out at a room temperature for awhile, you might want to brush the apples with a little lemon juice. That keeps them from browning.

But, honestly, these little apple bacon brie bites are rarely out on the table long enough for apples to brown. You could eat the entire recipe serving only yourself very quickly.

Apple Bacon Brie Appetizer Bites

Bacon with Apple and Brie (or Cheddar) make the perfect party hors d'oeuvres or bacon appetizer.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Bacon, Brie, Cheddar
Servings: 10


  • Frying pan


  • 1 Apple Honeycrisp
  • 1 Block Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Wheel Brie Cheese
  • 6 Slices Bacon Thick Cut
  • 1 Tbl Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne


  • Slice apples into thin pieces, about 12 to 16 slices per apple
  • Fry bacon in pan with brown sugar and Cayenne pepper to create glazed bacon. Cook about 20 to 25 minutes, flipping once.
  • Allow bacon to cool on a plate or wax paper for about 10 minutes. Cut slices in half.
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  • Slice Cheese (Brie and/or Cheddar) into thin slices similar to apple slice sizes.
    Brie Slices
  • Layer appetizer with: Apple, 1/2 bacon slice, cheese slice.
  • Secure with a toothpick.
    Bacon Apple Brie Bite with Toothpick

What Cheese Goes Best with Bacon?

Cheeses that pair best with bacon include Brie cheese, which has a stronger flavor that complements bacon. However, many cheeses go well with bacon. Other cheeses that go best with bacon include pepper jack, gouda, cheddar and Swiss. American cheese, mozzarella, and provolone can go with bacon as well.

What is the Least Messy Way to Cook Sliced Bacon?

The least messy way to cook sliced bacon is on a baking pan in the oven. Coat the pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and top it with a baking rack. Lay the bacon slices out flat and cook at 400 degrees for about 18 minutes or until the desired crispiness. For the least messy way to pan fry bacon, use a splatter guard to reduce the grease splashes.

Should Brie Be Served at Room Temperature?

You can serve Brie cheese at room temperature or slightly warm to get that ideal creamy texture. Brie cheese that is too cold is also typically too firm. You can leave your Brie at room temperature for about 4 hours. Don’t leave Brie cheese out overnights.

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