Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites with pistachios and rosemary are an easy and festive appetizer. Melty pieces of Brie cheese, buttery puff pastry, and a luscious cranberry sauce, these tasty morsels are a total show stealer.Jump to Recipe
Hello folks – how are you doing? I hope this week has been treating you well so far!
Also, can you imagine that it is only a bit over of one week till holiday break? Yay. And in case you are still looking for a simple and tasty appetizer, then these Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites may be the answer.
Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites
A crowd pleaser , these little appetizers are quick, easy and so versatile. Serve fresh out of the oven or at room temperature, and they will be wonderful even the next day (You can pop them in a microwave for 15-20 seconds to refresh.) But trust me folks – they are so addictive that they will disappear in no time.
Who does not melted Brie? Well, that is a rhetorical question, of course. Many people do not like Brie or Camembert, including my husband. However, Andrew did love these bites a lot, and he is asking to make a large batch for the holidays again.
What Do You Need To Make These Bites?
Just a few ingredients in fact.
Obviously, you will need puff pastry. Do not worry about making your own pastry unless you really want – simply buy good-quality frozen puff pastry in your grocery store. The only thing to keep in mind that you will need to thaw it according to the package instructions. Next, you will need to grab Brie of your choice. I prefer double cream brie with mild flavours. While you can use store-bought cranberry sauce or jam, I would encourage you to invest some extra time in making some. Try this Cointreau Cranberry Sauce or Rosé Wine Cranberry Sauce. Lastly, you will need some pistachios (salted or unsalted) and rosemary for the added flavour and texture.
And of course they are super versatile, too! Do not like cranberries? Use other type of fruit preserves. Fig, orange, apricot, or may be even apple jam will be nice. What about this Cointreau Orange Marmalade? You can use Camembert instead of Brie, but it tends to have a stronger flavour. And nuts? Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds all would be great here.
This recipe yields ~32 bites if you are using a pan for mini muffins (a donut hole pan is another option, but the bites will be smaller, and you will need to decrease the time in the oven.) Depending on how large your pan is (or how many pans you have), you may need to bake them in few batches.
You can also cut this recipe in half, too. However, these bites will stay fresh in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. So why not make a large batch to enjoy during the holidays?
More Festive Cheese Appetizers?
Looking for some more festive appetizers with cheese? Be sure to check some ideas below.
I hope you like these Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites, and you will enjoy it this holiday season. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.
Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry BitesCourse: Appetizers, Snacks
Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites with pistachios and rosemary are an easy and festive appetizer. Melty pieces of Brie cheese, buttery puff pastry, and a luscious cranberry sauce, these tasty morsels are a total show stealer.
2 sheets of puff pastry (~250 gr. total), thawed as per package instructions
225-250 gr. (8 oz.) Brie
2/3 to 1 cup thick cranberry sauce or jam
1/3 cup (35 gr.) shelled pistachios, salted or unsalted, chopped
1 sprig of rosemary, leaves torn off stem and minced
nonstick cooking oil spray, for pan
flour, for work surface
orange zest, optional, for garnish
fresh cranberries, sliced, optional, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 F (180 C). Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (or tins) with cooking spray.
- Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheets and roll with a rolling pin on a lightly dusted with flour surface. Cut each sheet into about 16 equal pieces, cutting 4 strips by 4 strips. Press each square into a muffin tin cavity. Press firmly into the bottom of the muffin tin and form gently into a cup like form.
- Slice the brie into 32 one inch pieces. Place each piece into the puff pastry and add ~ 1 teaspoon of the jam. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios and rosemary.
- Bake for about 16-20 minutes in the preheated oven or until puff pastry is golden brown and the Brie is melted. If you are using smaller tins, you will need to decrease the baking time.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for several minutes before removing from muffin tins. If desired, sprinkle with the orange zest, extra rosemary leaves, and fresh cranberries.
- Store leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place bites onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F until warmed through. You can also preheat them in a microwave for about 30 seconds.
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