Brown sugar and pecans add sweetness and crunch to Brie. Serve the warm cheese on an appetizer buffet with unsalted crackers or grapes and apples.
Place Brie on a pie plate. Cover with nuts. Pat brown sugar over nuts. Drizzle with cognac or maple syrup.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till sugar is lightly golden and Brie is warm, but not runny. If desired, garnish with some fresh strawberries. Serve the warm Brie immediately with some crackers. Makes 10 to 12 servings.