The Cranberry Brie Bites are a simple appetizer or party snack that always gets polished off in minutes!
They're super easy to make only take five simple ingredients and can be ready in 21 minutes! - that's my kind of recipe.
When it comes to Christmas, I find I'm always on the lookout for easy snack recipes and party foods.
📺 Watch how to make it
Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.
This one started off as a single layer of pastry with brie on top - tasty but a little boring. The addition of the cranberry sauce and thyme not only makes it look more Christmassy, but also really oomphs up the flavour.
No. The rind on brie tends to be edible and also helps the cheese hold its shape somewhat when in the oven.
I decided to go for two layers of pastry too - to give it a little extra height (and besides, there's always room for more pastry right?)
So simple to make, but they're always the first to disappear from the buffet table.
Keep these ingredients on standby and you'll be sure to impress those unexpected guests.
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In order to make these cranberry brie bites you will need:
Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe
- 400 g (14oz) ready rolled Puff Pastry
- 1 egg - lightly whisked
- 150 g (5.3oz) Brie
- 6 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
- Fresh thyme leaves to decorate
- Preheat the oven to 200c/400f and line a baking tray with baking parchment or a silicone liner.
- Unroll the pastry and brush with egg wash, then cut the pastry into approx 40 small rectangles.
- Place one rectangle on top of another and repeat with the rest of the pastry, so you have 20 or so ‘doubled up’ rectangles of pastry.
- Place on the prepared tray and bake for 10 minutes. Then take out of the oven.
- Slice the Brie into small slices and place on top of the pastry puffs. Place back in the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the brie.
- Place the puffs on a plate and top each one with a small blob of cranberry sauce and a few fresh thyme leaves, then serve.
This post was originally created in Dec 2015. Updated Oct 2020 with a video. Updated in Dec 2021 for housekeeping reasons.
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