Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Bacon A delicious version of baked brie piled high with caramelized onions and bacon. An easy peasy low carb appetizer for your holiday spread!

baked brie with caramelized onions and bacon on a wooden serving tray

This post has been sponsored by HORMEL® Bacon Toppings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Holiday appetizers do not get much easier than this Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Bacon.  They also do not get any more delicious!  

I am in love with this easy appetizer for one reason, the caramelized onions and bacon topping.  Don’t get me wrong, the baked brie is amazing, but nothing beats caramelized onions with bacon.

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You could go to the trouble of cooking your own bacon and crumbling it, or you could use this amazing stuff from Hormel®.


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That amazing stuff would be 100% real bacon pieces (40% less fat, too!) that my family literally sprinkles on almost anything.  I love bacon, but the mess of cooking it means I don’t make it as often as I would like.  Especially for things like this baked brie with caramelized onions and bacon.

Let’s get to this delicious baked brie appetizer, shall we?

You should be able to find Brie cheese in any grocery store.  Buy the one that is still intact in its rind because we are going to bake it and we don’t want our yummy cheese melting everywhere just yet.

Before baking the brie, we want to remove it from the plastic and score it with a sharp knife.  This gives steam that builds up a place to escape.

Now we place the cheese on a sheet of parchment, and put it on a baking sheet or in a round cake pan and preheat the oven to 350F.


a wheel of brie scored in the middle and sitting on parchment paper


Also before baking, we want to start caramelizing the onions.  This takes time so let’s get busy!

I used 2 onions and I cut them in half, then I cut them into thin slices.  I added some butter to a cast iron skillet, added the onions, and set the pan to medium-low heat.  If you notice your onions starting to get brown too fast, then reduce the heat.  We want the onions to soften and turn a nice caramel color.


a bunch of sliced onions in a cast iron skillet


When the onions are nearing completion, it’s time to add our seasonings.  I added thyme, salt, and of course, the Hormel Bacon Pieces.

You can find the Hormel Bacon Pieces in the salad dressing/toppings isle of the grocery store.  Go grab a package and use it for all of your holiday entertaining needs!


hormel bacon pieces jar

caramelized onions with bacon pieces sprinkled on top


Now would be a good time to put the brie in the oven for 20 minutes.  When the brie is finished, our onions should be finished too!

I placed my baked brie on a nice wooden serving board and topped it with the caramelized onions and bacon.  

What a beautiful sight.


a wheel baked brie with caramelized onions and bacon on top


And don’t forget to top it with more Hormel Bacon Pieces!  For more Hormel Bacon Topping recipes, please visit


baked brie with caramelized onions and bacon

Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Holiday appetizers do not get much easier than this Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Bacon.  They also do not get any more delicious!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 8oz Wheel of Brie Cheese, packaging removed
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 large Yellow Onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 2.8oz Jar Hormel Bacon Pieces


  • Place the brie wheel on a parchment lined baking sheet and pre-heat the oven to 350F. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the brie in an criss-cross. Set aside.
  • Cut the onions in half from root to end and remove the outer skin. Cut in thin slices. Add the butter to a cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, add the onions. When the onions are soft, but still white, add the thyme, salt, and ¾ of the Hormel Bacon Pieces. Let the onions slowly cook until they are soft and a rich caramel brown.
  • After you have added the seasonings to the onions, put your brie in the oven for 20 minutes to bake.
  • Remove from the oven, carefully place on a serving platter and top with the caramelized onions. Finish with remaining Hormel Bacon Pieces and serve with crackers.
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    • Jasmin
    • November 10, 2017

    Okay, stupid question maybe but how do you eat this? Scoop it up with crackers?

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 10, 2017

      Not a stupid question! I should have mentioned in the post. I would use flax crackers. Here is a good recipe:

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