Cayenne Bacon Baked Brie

Your next party will be one to remember when you serve this Cayenne Candied Bacon Brie. Everyone will want a taste of this sweet and spicy brie appetizer!

Cuisine Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 2735 kcal


Candied Bacon

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • 1 wheel brie
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil. Place a spray a metal cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray and place it on top of the aluminum foil. Lay bacon in a single layer on top of cooling rack.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Spoon on top of bacon. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Turn pan and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  3. 3. Let bacon cool slightly and chop into small pieces. In a medium skillet over medium heat, combine bacon pieces, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-3 minutes until bubbly.
  4. 4. On a rimmed baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, place brie wheel. Top with bacon mixture. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

The cayenne candied bacon can be made up 2 days in advance.