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Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe

Festive, easy, cranberry brie bites make the perfect appetizer that tastes and looks fancy! Gooey melty cheese with tart cranberry sauce wrapped in a golden, buttery, and flaky puff pastry, to make these bite-sized snacks or appetizers for your next holiday gathering!
Author Diana
Servings 24 bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Equipment

  • 24 cup mini muffin pan

Ingredients

  • 1 pack puff pastry sheet or Cresent roll thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • 8 oz brie cheese
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup walnuts or pecans finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 24 fresh rosemary sprigs optional

Instructions

  • Position oven racks in the middle of the oven. And preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet, and cut it into 24 equal squares. Each square will be around 2 or 2.5 inches in size.
  • Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray, and press a puff pastry square into each cup.
  • Cut the brie cheese into 24 pieces, and place one brie piece into the center of each puff pastry cup. Top with 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce, sprinkle sea salt flakes, and top with chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the puff pastry is puffed and golden. Take the muffin pan out of the oven, and let the brie bites cool for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate, and serve with fresh rosemary sprigs.

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Notes

  • The best and easiest way to shape the bites is using a mini muffin pan, a regular size pan will not work.
  • Do not cut off the rind of the brie cheese, it's totally edible and won't make a difference in the taste of the bites. If you remove it, the cheese will be difficult to work with.
  • To make brie easier to work with, pop it in the freezer for 20 minutes before you cut it into squares.
  • I like to use all-butter puff pastry sheets for the best flavor. Canned Cresent rolls also work great here.
  • If using frozen puff pastry, thaw before using.
  • Use any type of nuts that you like, I recommend pecans, walnuts, almonds, or pistachios.
  • To store: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
  • To freeze: Either freeze unbaked bites or allow the baked brie bites cool completely, then arrange them on a sheet pan and pop it in the freezer until they're solidly frozen. Then store them in a Ziploc bag or up to 1 month.
  • To reheat: Reheat in the oven from chilled or frozen at 350°F (175°C) tented with foil until they're warmed through and crispy.
  • To make ahead: Assemble the bites in a mini muffin pan, but don't bake. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days until you're ready to bake and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Potassium: 30mg