Baked Brie is simple and elegant. The fresh strawberries and basil really make this appetizer perfect.

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 pint strawberries sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil minced
1/3 cup pecans toasted* and roughly chopped
1 (8 oz) round Brie cheese **
Crackers or sliced toasted baguette for serving!

*To toast your pecans: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. On an unlined baking sheet, spread pecans in an even layer. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool.
** The strawberry mixture probably makes enough for 2 wheels of brie, so feel free to heat up 2 wheels OR use the leftover strawberry mixture in another recipe.

  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together balsamic vinegar and honey together until well combined.
  2. Place the sliced strawberries into the mixture, stir to coat the strawberries, and let sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper and place cheese in center.
  4. Bake on middle rack until cheese feels very soft when pressed, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove strawberries from fridge and stir in fresh basil and pecans.
  6. Top brie with strawberry mixture and serve immediately with crackers or toasted baguette slices!