Cranberry Brie Bites

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These cranberry Brie bites are an appetizer that will surely wow your guests at any party or holiday function. Tangy cranberry, creamy Brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery puff pastry shell, delivering the perfect balance of flavor and texture in every bite. Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead! Just wrap them in plastic wrap before baking and store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bites

These irresistible cranberry Brie bites are full of fun, festive flavor. They're sure to be a hit at your next holiday party — but you'll want to make them all year long.

close up view of a pile of Cranberry Brie Bites in a bowl
Caroline Spaulding

Cranberry Brie Bites Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make these impressive cranberry Brie bites:

· Brie: You'll need one 8-ounce round of Brie.
· Puff Pastry: Find pre-made puff pastry in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. You can also make it at home.
· Cranberry Sauce: Canned cranberry sauce is fine. If you want to go the homemade route, try our top-rated recipe.
· Walnuts: Finely chopped walnuts add extra crunch. You can use pecans if you'd rather.
· Sea Salt: Finish your cranberry Brie bites with a pinch of sea salt.

How to Make Cranberry Brie Bites

1. Roll: Roll the puff pastry into a rectangle.
2. Cut: Place your Brie in the freezer for about 20 minutes to make it easier to cut. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut the puff pastry into 24 even squares. Remove the Brie from the freezer and cut it into 24 even pieces.
3. Assemble: Press the pastry squares into an oiled muffin tin. Spoon each square with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce, then top with the Brie. Sprinkle with walnuts and a pinch of sea salt.
4. Chill: Transfer the cranberry Brie bites to the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes.
5. Bake: Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Can You Make Cranberry Brie Bites Ahead of Time?

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Yes! This is a great make-ahead appetizer. Assemble the cranberry Brie bites up to three days in advance, store in the fridge, and bake according to the recipe when you're ready to eat.

How to Store Cranberry Brie Bites

Store baked cranberry Brie bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy them cold or reheat in the oven or microwave.

Can You Freeze Cranberry Brie Bites?

Yes, you can freeze cranberry Brie bites. Flash freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer the frozen bites to a zip-top freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Wrap in foil for extra protection. Freeze for up to two months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"They were delicious and everyone loved them," says Paula Owens Edwards. "The only difference was that I used standard sized muffin tins instead of mini muffin tins. Additionally, since I'm not a big walnut fan I used finely chopped pecans."

"These were very easy to make and very tasty," according to SooperMom. "I used sliced almonds rather than walnuts because I like almonds more, and that's what I had in my pantry."

"I've made these to take to a couple of parties now, and they always get rave reviews," says Jeff Brown. "Simple and quick to make, but so much great flavor, and they look festive. I garnished with a bit of fresh rosemary which added to the festive look."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese

  • cooking spray

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • ½ cup cranberry sauce

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts

  • sea salt to taste

Directions

  1. Remove and discard rind from Brie cheese. Place cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes to make it easier to cut.

  2. Meanwhile, oil a 24-cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

  3. Roll puff pastry sheet out into a 10x14-inch rectangle. Cut sheet lengthwise into 4 even strips and then crosswise into 6 even strips, making 24 squares. Separate squares and gently press each one into a prepared muffin cup.

  4. Remove chilled Brie from the freezer; cut into 24 pieces, approximately 3/4-inch in size.

  5. Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each pastry-lined muffin cup, then press in a piece of Brie and top with 1 teaspoon chopped walnuts. Season each bite with a pinch of sea salt. Transfer muffin pan to the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes, or cover and chill for up to 3 days.

  6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  7. Bake bites in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

    close up view of a pile of Cranberry Brie Bites in a bowl
    Caroline Spaulding

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 3g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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