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3-Ingredient Cranberry Brie Bites

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Flaky puff pastry, creamy brie and tart cranberries—that’s all you need to pull together these fancy appetizers. We guarantee no one will believe you when you tell them how easy they are to make. MORE + LESS -

Michelle Palm
August 8, 2016

Ingredients

1
package (17 1/4 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/2
lb Brie cheese
1
cup cranberry sauce (purchased or homemade)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the sheets into approximately 3 inch x 3 inch squares. Press each square into a muffin cavity.
  • 3
    Cube the cheese - about a 3/4 inch cube for each (you may have a little cheese left over). Place a cube of brie in the center of each puff pastry square. Top the brie with a small dollop (about 2 tsp) of cranberry sauce.
  • 4
    Bake about 10 minites or until puff pastry corners are toasted lightly brown.
  • 5
    Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
These yummy bites might look fancy, but don't let that fool you. (Definitely let it fool your friends, though.)

I fell in love with these little Cranberry Brie Bites appetizers this fall when a friend brought them to our bi-monthly gourmet club.  And when I said that I swooned, I meant that I tucked into more than my fair share.  In fact, I can’t be sure anyone else actually had any.  Melty cheese makes me a bit weak in the knees – the addition of a little fruit, the puff pastry and that’s about all I need.  (Dinner, schminner!  Where’s the Sauvignon Blanc!)

Once I learned how easy Cranberry Brie Bites were to make, I wanted to share them with you!

I was a bit intimidated by the puff pastry, having never worked with it before.  This recipe requires no additional rolling (I don’t know about you, but the rolling pin is my nemesis . . .).  Just thaw the frozen puff pastry, and cut with a pizza cutter.  The puff pastry sheet I used was folded in thirds.  I cut down those lines, then cut the sheet into quarters the other direction. 

Gently press the puff pastry pieces into the cavities of a mini muffin tin.

Fill with brie and cranberry sauce. (I’ll definitely be making these post-Thanksgiving next year – great way to use up the inevitable leftover cranberries!)

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown on the edges. 

Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy!  Michele

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