These 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.

Cranberry and Brie bites on a wooden board with a hand taking one of the bites in the background
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When it comes to Christmas, I find I’m always on the lookout for easy snack recipes and party foods.

To be honest, party food always catches my eye anyway – since I’ve got a bit of a weak spot for mini foods like these spiced muffin bites and these bite sized burgers and these Cranberry Brie Bites!

📺 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.

Cranberry and Brie bites close up on a wooden board


Do you need to remove the rind from the brie before baking?

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:

4.91 from 11 votes

Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe

These easy and delicious cranberry Brie bites are a super simple appetizer or party snack that always gets polished off in minutes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 20 Bites
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: British, French


  • 400 g (14 oz) ready-rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) Brie
  • 6 tbsp cranberry Sauce
  • fresh thyme leaves to decorate
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  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F (fan) 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.
    400 g (14 oz) ready-rolled Puff Pastry, 1 egg
  • 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.
    150 g (5.3 oz) 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.
    6 tbsp cranberry Sauce, fresh thyme leaves to decorate



Nutrition info is per cranberry brie bite.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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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  3. Jenny says:

    The picture shows Brie between 2 layers of pastry. The instructions say Brie on top of 2 layers of pastry.

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Jenny, not sure what you mean – the brie is on top of the two layers of pastry – in the photos and in the instructions.

  4. Roger says:

    Hi, the video link doesn’t work! (Or this is no video link….!)

  5. David king says:

    5 stars
    Very simple and great taster

  6. Shelly says:

    What is “rolled” puff pastry? I usually get the puff pastry sheets. Is there a difference?

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Shelly, rolled puff pastry just means it’s already been rolled out into sheets (rather than the blocks of puff pastry you can buy). So it’s the same as the sheets.

  7. Mary Bezdichek says:

    Could I use just one layer of the dough? Would rather less bread?

  8. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    Hey there!! Do you let the dough thaw first or keep frozen and cut? Thanks

    1. Chris Corbishley says:

      Hi Lauren,

      We would let the dough fully defrost befor cutting.


      Chris & Nicky

      1. Lauren says:

        thanks! im making these tomorrow for my daughter Cotton Leigh’s 2 year birthday party. Swan Soirée is the theme and they go perfectly! excited to try!!

      2. Chris Corbishley says:

        Thanks Lauren,

        I hope your daughter has a fantastic day.

        Chris & Nicky

  9. Janet Taylor says:

    I have made the cranberry bites twice. Each time when I stack them, they fall over when baking. What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you for your time.

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Janet,
      Are you putting a lot of egg wash in between the two pieces of pastry? Too much could cause the top pastry layer to slip.
      Also, when you’re cutting the pastry, are you sawing the knife back and forth? It’s a good idea to place the knife blade on top and then cut straight down. Sawing back and forth could impact the edges of the pastry – either making the edges uneven, or making some of the edges meld together, so one side is squished together and the other side may rise – causing to pastry to topple.
      Do you think one of those could be the reason?
      Thanks for the comment – I’ll also update the post with these tips.