These cranberry brie bites are festive, straightforward and DELICIOUS! Puff pastry, brie, cranberry sauce and a easy topping make such a tasty mixture!

Cranberry + brie cheese is unbelievable, particularly when wrapped up in puff pastry!

And these pleasant little puff pastry bites are all the time successful for events, appetizers, or anytime. I personally make them generally only for…me. I really like them a lot.

A Word About Puff Pastry

This recipe requires one sheet of puff pastry. We’re not bothering with do-it-yourself puff pastry right here (keep in mind, that is a simple recipe), however if you wish to go that route, please accomplish that! #rockstar

Roll the sheet of puff pastry out into a skinny rectangle and lower into 24 squares.

Rolled sheet of puff pastry on parchment paper cut into squares.

A Word About Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a tart, candy key element of this recipe.

Within the recipe, I’ve given an excellent straightforward do-it-yourself cranberry sauce recipe. You should utilize your individual recipe for cranberry sauce and even cranberry sauce from the can, if that’s your style choice.

You’ll want just a bit over a cup of cranberry sauce for the recipe.

An excessive amount of cranberry will overwhelm the brie, so don’t be too heavy handed with it.

Cranberry sauce in small glass bowl.

A Word About Brie Cheese

Talking of brie cheese…let’s discuss it!

The largest query with brie cheese is whether or not to take away the rind or not. Whereas the rind doesn’t impart noticeable taste, I believe the brie is creamier with out it (I do know not everybody will agree with me – let’s nonetheless be mates).

I exploit a pointy knife to shave off a lot of the rind with out digging into the dear cheese an excessive amount of. You’ll be able to see from the image beneath that there are nonetheless little nubbins of rind on the cheese, however most of it’s gonzo.

Professional tip: since brie is a tender cheese, freezing the wheel of brie for a couple of minutes or coating your knife blade with cooking spray will assist the slicing course of.

Press every chunk of brie right into a cute, little spherical disc so it nestles proper into the muffin cup.

Piece of brie cheese pressed into disc.

Assembling the Cranberry Brie Bites

  1. Press every sq. of puff pastry into the underside of a greased mini muffin cup.
  2. Pop in a chunk of brie.
  3. High with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
  4. Sprinkle finely chopped pecans, brown sugar, and coarse, kosher salt on prime.
  5. Bake till golden and scorching.

Puff pastry in mini muffin tin; brie cheese in puff pastry; cranberry sauce on top of brie cheese; pecans and brown sugar on top of cranberry sauce.

The brie might bubble up and out of the puff pastry cups a little bit bit. That’s okay!

To reduce this, you may put the cranberry sauce within the backside and the brie on prime, however I don’t suppose the bites are fairly as fairly that approach.

So I personally champion the messy look (form of like my each day outfit of joggers + messy bun: #keepinitreal), and I really like the golden bits of brie across the edges.

Baked cranberry brie bites in mini muffin tin.


These cranberry brie bites are tasty served heat or at room temperature.

It really works finest to allow them to cool within the muffin tin for 2-3 minutes after which use a butter knife to softly elevate out of the pan onto a serving tray.

Two cranberry brie bites stacked on top of each other on white plate.

A Excellent Little Deal with

Are these cranberry brie bites a deal with or a snack? An appetizer or a aspect dish? ? I’ll allow you to determine!

As irresistible as they’re to me (as in, I can just about eat the whole bite-size batch with no second’s hesitation), I put them within the deal with class. However they actually do make a beautiful appetizer or snack.

The tart, candy, creamy, tacky, flaky, buttery combo is so extremely scrumptious! A favourite vacation “deal with” for positive!

Cranberry brie bite bit in half stacked on top of another puff pastry bite.

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Six cranberry brie bites on wood platter.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Yield: 24 bites

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 20 minutes

Whole Time: 45 minutes

Cranberry Brie Bites:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces brie cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup cranberry sauce (do-it-yourself model beneath)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • Brown sugar
  • Coarse, kosher salt

Selfmade Cranberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup (4 ounces, 113 g) recent cranberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon recent orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Preheat the oven to 375 levels F. Frivolously grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Roll the puff pastry out between two sheets of parchment paper or on a evenly floured counter to about 10-X14-inches. Minimize the puff pastry sheet lengthwise into 4 strips after which crosswise into six strips to make 24 squares.

  • Gently press every sq. into the cups of the ready muffin tin.

  • Minimize the brie into 24 items, about 3/4- to 1-inch in measurement (eradicating the rind is non-compulsory; I like to chop as a lot off as attainable with out digging into the cheese). If the brie is just too tender to chop simply, use a knife coated in cooking spray to chop and/or freeze the brie for a couple of minutes.

  • Press each bit of brie right into a spherical, thick disc form and place within the backside of every muffin cup.

  • Add a teaspoon or so of cranberry sauce on prime of every piece of brie adopted by a sprinkle of pecans, brown sugar and salt.

  • Place the mini muffin tin on a foil-lined baking sheet to catch any spillovers and bake for 18-20 minutes till the puff pastry is golden and the cheese is scorching.

  • Take away from the oven and let cool within the pan for 2-3 minutes. Use a butter knife to softly elevate every puff pastry chunk from the muffin tin to a platter. Serve heat or at room temperature.

  • For the do-it-yourself cranberry sauce, mix all of the components in a small saucepan. Convey to a simmer and prepare dinner, stirring usually, till the cranberries have burst and softened and the sauce is thick and syrupy (it is going to thicken extra because it cools). Let the sauce cool to room temp earlier than utilizing within the recipe.

Serving: 1 chunk, Energy: 109kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fats: 7g, Saturated Fats: 3g, Ldl cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 85mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 3g

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