Brie and Cranberry Bites made with puff pastry and a touch of rosemary, a spectacular appetizer for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve Party. Super easy to make, these canapés are the best party food for the festive season.
Brie and cranberry, one match made in heaven. If you like gourmet cheese, or just gourmet food in general, then brie is surely on your favourite list. Starting with Thanksgiving, the cranberry sauce is by far one of the most popular choice when it comes to sauces to go with that nice roast turkey.
But it can also be used to make a lot sweet or savoury treats, and these brie and cranberry bites are the mother of all festive appetizers. Flaky puff pastry, gooey brie, and a rich cranberry sauce, that’s all you need to impress all your guests. Minimal prep, and they are ready in under 30 minutes, what’s not to love about them?
TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE THE BEST BRIE AND CRANBERRY BITES
And while it’s dead easy to make them, and it surely is easy, I have got some tips to make the perfect appetizers every single time. Don’t bother making puff pastry, the store-bought one is as good, ready-rolled too, which means you have a stress-free task.
All we need to do is cut the puff pastry into 6 rectangles, arrange them over the muffin tin holes, and press down to mould onto the holes. Add 2 cubes of brie, a teaspoon of cranberry sauce and fresh rosemary if you use, and bake. That’s it!
But, even if your muffin tin (or whichever tin you use) is brand new and it does not stick at all, I recommend greasing it well before adding the puff pastry.
They will pop put easily when ready, and you don’t have to worry about some not-so-perfect brie and cranberry puff pastry. When ready, leave them to cool before removing from the tin, hot puff pastry does not hold very well. Use a sharp knife around the edges if you have problems removing them from the tin, but they should come out perfectly.
Now all you have to do is enjoy your party, the food is ready. For more New Year’s Eve appetizers, why not check my fantastic Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers?
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Brie and Cranberry Bites with a touch of rosemary, a spectacular appetizer for your Christmas and New Year's Eve Party. Super easy to make, these little beauties are the best party food.
- 1 cup brie cheese, cubed
- 6 tsp cranberry sauce
- 1 ready-rolled puff pastry
- a few springs of fresh rosemary
- (butter to grease the muffin tin)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
Cut the puff pastry into 6 squares.
Grease the muffin tin, then arrange the puff pastry into each muffin tin hole.
Add about 2 cubes of brie, one teaspoon of cranberry sauce, and a bit of fresh rosemary to each puff pastry.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden.
Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then use a sharp knife to loosen up the edges of the bites.