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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  1. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for sharing! Is there any prepping I can do ahead of time?

  2. Sue P. says:

    I want to make these for a brunch at a friend’s house. If I make them at home, will they still be good an hour later when they are served? Thank you.

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Sue,
      They’re best served warm, as the cheese hardens a little on cooling. I personally think they’re still tasty after an hour though.

  3. Eileen says:

    5 stars
    I made these for Thanksgiving and they were fantastic. I made a cranberry/orange relish because I couldn’t find bottled/canned cranberry sauce.

  4. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    These were so easy and so good! Everyone asked for the recipe. Will definitely be a go to every Thanksgiving/Christmas.

  5. Liz Rosling says:

    4 stars
    Hi Nicky, great post! Love these ingredients so I had a go at making my own cranberry brie bites thanks to you! I enjoyed the post so much that I recommended the recipe in my article on hosting a fun office Christmas party for staff. Will definitely keep an eye out for more of your recipes. Have a lovely Christmas!

  6. Joleisa says:

    5 stars
    I am using this recipe word for word and step by step for a pre christmas party next week. Fingers crossed that it turns out really well for me. The video wouldn’t playfor some reason. Wish me luck. But thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Joleisa says:

    5 stars
    I am preparing for a party and found this on Pinterest. I think they look absolutely gorgeous! I do hope they are delicious too. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back here to let you know how they turn out.

  8. Toni says:

    5 stars
    Can these be stored and made a day ahead ?
    Store them How ? Fridge /Tupperware?

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Toni, they’re best straight from the oven, but if you want to get ahead you could bake, cool, cover (tupperware is fine) and store (room temp or fridge) the pastry bites without the toppings a day or two beforehand. Then place in the oven for 2-3 minutes to heat through before adding the cheese.

  9. Kathryn Clayton says:

    5 stars
    This is such an impressive, but easy canape to serve at a get together. Tried it with gluten free puff pastry, it tasted yummy, but didn’t quite rise as much as normal puff pastry. Still fab though.

  10. Liz says:

    For the cranberry sauce – do you just buy a can and mash it up or do you get cranberry relish?

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Hi Liz, I’m presuming you’re in the US? I’m in the UK, so I’m no 100% sure what the consistency of the relish or canned cranberry is like over there. The type we have over here has whole or lightly chopped cranberries in, and has a jelly-like consistency. Hope that helps?