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.