Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cranberry Brie Bites

Shay hosted her annual recipe exchange last night and this year we all brought appetizers . I wanted to mix it up and try something new and so I decided to make these cranberry Brie bites!

Here's what I used....

- Cranberry sauce (you'll need about a cup... I used the fresh sauce from Trader Joes. SO GOOD!)
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- about 8 oz of Brie cheese
- sea salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of water


 Step 1 - While the puff pastry was thawing I chopped up the Brie.  I bought a 9-oz piece and cut it into about 20 small chunks.



Step 2 - Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees



Step 3 - I cut the first sheet of pastry into 16 pieces . I put a heaping teaspoon of cranberry sauce on each and then topped it with a piece of Brie.




Step 4 - Lightly beat an egg with 1 tablespoon of water and then brush it along the edges of the pastry squares. 


Step 5 - Cut the second sheet of pastry into 16 squares and place them on top of the brie/cranberry.  Use a little fork to press along the edges and seal the pastry. 


I was nervous because I made a HOT MESS!  Sauce was going everywhere, things were NOT looking pretty.  I was concerned :)


Step 6 - Brush the tops of everything with the egg mixture.  Shake on some sea salt.


Step 7 - I baked them at 400 for 15 minutes and they came out hot, melty and DELICIOUS!  They definitely didn't look perfect... but thankfully that didn't affect the taste :) 



Brie and cranberry together are one of my favorite combinations and these would be a great appetizer for Christmas.  I think you could probably prep them, cover them with saran wrap and refrigerate them until you were ready to bake.  I'm thinking they would be delicious after Christmas Eve church :)


Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!

Recipe was adapted from this recipe.

22 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I'm totally making these this year!! My family is nuts over Brie.

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  2. Oh these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Yum! Your recipes are always the best. Seriously everything I've made has been fabulous. This will be a perfect addition for Christmas parties!

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  4. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes in such a user friendly way to follow. Everything I've made that you shared has come out great!

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  5. I have a friend who makes these for every appetizer get together we have but with guava. She just cuts the squares a bit larger and then folds the tops over to make a little basket-type thing. Might be easier and less messy. I'd eat them either way though! Savory goodies like this are my total weakness- I can pass up sweets all day long but these...I'd eat 10.

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  6. I'm so glad you brought those to my party! They were so good!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks yummy

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  8. These look and sound so yummy! I've never had cranberry and brie together but I think that needs to change!

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  9. Oh I have a lot of love for brie, so these are a must try! Thanks for sharing

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  10. Those look great!!! I'm impressed that you tried something new to take with you. I always feel like I need to perfect a recipe before I can take it to friends! :P

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  11. I use the premade mini phyllo shells from the frozen aisle. Put a little Brie and a little cranberry in each then bake until melted. Yum!

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  12. Looks delicious! The perfect appetizer to bring to our Christmas wine club gathering!

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  13. These look so good! Definitely going to make these soon.

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  14. Here is another good cranberry recipe. It is made with cream cheese not brie but delish none the less! I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! http://thecafesucrefarine.com/2013/12/cranberry-and-pomegranate-bruschetta/

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  15. I've made similar, but put the brie in phyllo cups and strawberry preserves. So yummy!
    http://melanieks10.blogspot.com/2013/07/recipe-brie-cups.html

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  16. Ok this is the second post I've seen about cranberry brie recipes today. I guess it's a sign and I need to make some! They sound amazing!

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  17. Now I must make gluten free phyllo dough & try these...

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  18. Sounds delish! I know you are supposed to eat the brie skin but it tastes bitter sometimes. How did it taste cooked?

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  19. Definitely adding these to our christmas day munchies!

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