The fabulously festive, outrageously easy, ooh and ahhh-worthy appetizer that will lead you to wonder why you’d fuss with any other appetizer ever again: EASY Brie Bites!
Melty pieces of Brie cheese tucked inside personally-sized pieces of golden, buttery puff pastry, then topped with cranberry sauce, pecans, and a sprig of rosemary for festive color, these tasty morsels are a total show stealer.
This easy Brie bites are the low-maintenance version of my mini Cranberry Brie Bites, which are essentially like bite-sized versions of a wheel of Brie wrapped in puff pastry. They are delicious but labor intensive. So much stamping and sealing!
Today’s version? DEAD SIMPLE. Instead of making little pockets of puff pastry, you cut the pastry sheets into squares, then tuck the squares into mini muffin tins. Add your cheese and the topping of your choice (our favorite is this quick Homemade Cranberry Sauce), sprinkle with nuts, then pop them into the oven. In 18 to 20 minutes, your stunning appetizer is ready to serve.
Over the last two weeks, we’ve attended a cache of holiday parties, and I have brought some version of these tasty Brie bites to every single one of them. A new party will come along, and I’ll think “I’ll make something else this time!”…and then I find myself right back here.
Can you blame me? These brie bites wow the crowd each time I make them. They’re easy on the chef (me!), and since they can be prepped in advance, it’s easy to make them in bulk,…