Olenna Tyrell’s Caramel Pecan Brie

by Jennifer on April 29, 2013

in Book Themed Desserts, Games of Thrones Desserts, TV Themed Desserts

Caramel Pecan Brie by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Well, now I’ve gone and done something I said I would never do on the blog.

I went to the dark side.

The savory side.

In my defense, cheese courses straddle the line between sweet and savory and I’ve totally seen them on dessert menus. But, I always think, who chooses cheese over chocolate, cakes, or ice cream!? Not I.

But then, I met a lady who changed all of that.


For the non-Game of Thrones watchers, this is Olenna Tyrell. Not only is she strong-willed, she is feisty to boot. I can’t resist a feisty, little old lady.

There is only one thing you need to know about her.

She wants her cheese. NOW. (Cheese scene at about 3:38)

Now, I have no idea what weird, crazy cheese they were actually served. It was probably dragon milk cheese or something. I used brie instead which is totally the same thing, I bet.

Caramel Pecan Brie by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Serve this easy and delicious cheese with my lemon cakes. You could serve the cheese after the lemon cakes, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You don’t want the House of Tyrell coming down on your head, do you?

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Olenna Tyrell’s Caramel Pecan Brie
Serves: 2
  • 1 wheel of Trader Joe’s goat cheese brie
  • 1½ tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cold butter, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • Apples and toasted bread for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut cheese wheel in half horizontally, so you have two circles of cheese. Place one circle in the bottom of of ramekin (my white ramekins from Target were a perfect fit!).
  3. Sprinkle ½ tablespoon of brown sugar onto top of cheese. Top with the second layer of cheese. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar, chopped butter, and pecans onto the top of the cheese.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and yummy. Serve with apples and small pieces of toasted bread.

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1 Hani@haniela's April 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

Jeniffer, brie is my favorite cheese. You rocked this recipe with addition of apples. Soo good! Ooh how I want the brie now!


2 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I may have had it two days in a row…I couldn’t help it! ;)


3 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings April 29, 2013 at 11:32 am

yum- this looks delicious!


4 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth!


5 susie April 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

goat cheese brie? that is a new one, but TJ is a good 3 hours, not that it’s stopped me before! I found this scene very troubling, I have this deep seated fear there is some bad stuff about to go down, but the woman in me is hoping Granny is a total game changer and the wimpy boy-king will be a cake pop soon!


6 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I’m definitely curious how it is all going to go down. I think Margaery can handle Joffrey pretty well though :) We will see!!


7 Janine of sugarkissed.net April 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Feisty is an understatement… gotta love her!


8 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yes, she is awesome! :)


9 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

OMG. This would be a total addiction for me – like, I’d scarf it all down in a jiffy. I love Brie so much!! Pinned!


10 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Thanks, Dorothy! It was gone pretty quickly :)


11 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me April 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Yummm…. While I too wonder who would choose a cheese dish over something fun like chocolate cake, that picture looks pretty darn appetizing! I like mixing it up, so thanks for the change of pace! :)


12 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Thanks, Michelle! I don’t anticipate many savory recipes in my future, but it was a fun change :)


13 Mike @ Semi Sweet April 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I’m loving the Tyrell storyline. Olenna is such a scene-stealer! :) I’d be totally okay with more savory, cheesy goodness posts from you. YUM!


14 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Me too! Not just Olenna, but Margaery too. I LOVED her as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors – the show wasn’t the same after she lost her head ;)


15 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts April 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Yeah, I would never choose cheese over chocolate! But, as a snack – why not?! Looks gorgeous with the apples!


16 Jennifer April 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I second that, Erin! :)


17 The Bearfoot Baker April 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I swear I think I gain 5 lbs every time I visit your blog! Hahaha This looks amazing.


18 Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks, Lisa! And, sorry for the weight gain ;)


19 Britt April 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

This looks DELICIOUS! And I have to say, Olenna Tyrell is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters this season. So much sass!


20 Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

Yes, me too! She is great :)


21 Lora April 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

What a decadent flavor combo. A luxurious appetizer!


22 Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks, Lora! :)


23 The Partiologist April 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

I’m usually not a fan of brie – but I think you may have just converted me! :)


24 Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

You may just like goat cheese brie then! The flavor isn’t as strong as regular brie :)


25 Laura Dembowski April 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Savory recipes are tough for us baking bloggers ;) But this was a great way to ease in with the pecans and sugar and apples. Almost like eating dessert.


26 Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Very true, Laura! It could totally be one of those weird cheese desserts at a fancy restaurant ;)


27 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Okay, so while I don’t watch GOT, I DO know that any show that endorses cheese similar or identical to this is A+ in my book! I LOVE brie and I super love when it’s sweetened up with brown sugar and nuts. This. Is. Perfection. Just give me the spoon and leave me be!


28 Jennifer May 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thanks, Hayley! There isn’t a ton of food talk on the show, but when they start talking about cheese and lemon cakes, I’m there! :)


29 marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings April 30, 2013 at 10:16 pm

You had me at Brie oh man this looks so delicious!


30 Jennifer May 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I can’t resist Brie :) Thanks, Marissa!


31 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Absolutely outrageous. This looks amazing, Jennifer! I am SO serving this at my next party… and over the holidays, too!


32 Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 8:04 am

Thanks, Georgia! It would be wonderful for the holidays! :)


33 Carrie May 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I love this!! You are so creative Jennifer! And I totally agree with you…I am betting that brie cheese is a direct descendant of dragon cheese. Haha!


34 Jennifer May 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Totally – it must be ;) So glad you like it, Carrie!


35 Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion May 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Caramel Pecan Brie!!! oh my!!! your brilliant


36 Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks, Tracy! :)


37 michelle May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

she’s one of my favs on GoT! (please don’t kill her off people!) I love these and lemon cakes from the book are on my to do list! I may break my fast with them tomorrow or maybe prunes :)


38 Jennifer May 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Yes, I want her to stick around as long as possible!! :)


39 Wendy May 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Though I am leaving off the nuts (allergies), I am absolutely making this! The caramel makes it dessert food for sure. :) I have just begun to watch Game of Thrones (from the beginning) trying to catch up. Don’t you think this brie would be perfect to munch on during out Game of Throne-a-thons? :)


40 Jennifer May 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I totally agree – it would be perfect! :) Have fun catching up with Game of Thrones; it is such a great show!


41 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life May 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

That looks really good. I love the melty brown sugar and nuts on top!!!


42 Jennifer May 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Thanks, Jocelyn!


43 Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor May 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

I love brie, and the addition of caramel sounds delicious!


44 Jennifer May 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thank you, Ashley!


45 Shelley May 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

This looks absolutely amazing and delicious! I love brie! I think that this is definitely a recipe I will try.


46 Jennifer May 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thanks so much, Shelley! :)


47 Sweetsugarbelle May 15, 2013 at 1:48 am

If this is you being bad, I don’t want you to be good!!!! Brie is my favorite.


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