Cranberry Brie Bites

updated Feb 4, 2021
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Cranberry Brie Bites

This easy appetizer promises buttery puff pastry, creamy Brie, sweet-tart cranberry sauce, and toasted walnuts in every bite.

Makes18

Cook18 minutes to 20 minutes

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In the hierarchy of crowd-pleasing appetizers, gooey baked Brie wrapped in flaky puff pastry has a standing spot at the top of this list. It just doesn’t get more reliable or delicious. In my opinion, the best version is a miniature one — so go ahead and pull out your mini muffin tin. This bite-sized appetizer promises buttery puff pastry, creamy cheese, sweet-tart cranberry sauce, and toasted walnuts in every bite.

Cut, Press, and Layer

After thawing and unfolding the puff pastry dough, you’ll cut it into nine equal-sized pieces. I like to use a pizza slicer for cutting puff pastry, although a sharp knife works too. You’ll then press the dough into the wells of a greased mini muffin tin, then fill each one with a cube of Brie, a dollop of cranberry sauce, and a few pieces of chopped walnuts. Off to the oven they go until the pastry is golden and the cheese is melted and gooey.

Prefer the full-sized version? Here’s our recipe for baked Brie in puff pastry.

Cranberry Brie Bites

This easy appetizer promises buttery puff pastry, creamy Brie, sweet-tart cranberry sauce, and toasted walnuts in every bite.

Cook time 18 minutes to 20 minutes

Makes 18

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 (17-ounce) box

    frozen puff pastry (2 sheets)

  • Cooking spray

  • 6 ounces

    Brie cheese

  • 1/2 cup

    cranberry sauce or chutney

  • 1/4 cup

    chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Thaw 1 (17-ounce) box frozen puff pastry (2 sheets) in the refrigerator according to package directions. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 400ºF. Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  3. Cut 6 ounces Brie cheese into 1-inch cubes. Refrigerate while you prepare the puff pastry.

  4. Unfold both sheets puff pastry. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 9 squares (18 squares total). Press each square into a mini muffin tin well. Add 1 Brie cheese cube to each well. Top each with 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce and 1/2 teaspoon chopped walnuts.

  5. Bake until puffed and lightly browned around the edges, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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