Cranberry Brie Bites

February 17, 2023

It’s easy to understand why cranberry brie bites have become such popular party appetizers during the holidays. They’re adorably bite-sized and so much easier to devour than brie en croute.


  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Other: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Servings: 12
  • Yield:


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, from 1 (17 oz.) box
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 oz. brie cheese
  • 1/2 c. cranberry sauce, homemade or canned
  • 3 tbsp. raw shelled pistachios, chopped
  • Flaky sea salt and ground black pepper, optional


  1. Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 24-well mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the brie in the freezer for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  3. On a well floured surface, roll the sheet of puff pastry into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle. Cut the pastry into 4 strips lengthwise. Then, cut the pastry crosswise into 6 strips, creating 24 squares. Press the pastry squares into each well of the muffin pan, letting the excess stick up over the edges.
  4. Cut the firm brie into 24 (½-inch) slices. Place a piece in the center of each pastry square. Top each with about 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown on the edges and the cheese is bubbly. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the bites from the pan and garnish with sea salt and pepper, if desired.


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  • 2024-02-17 – Made them with canned cranberry sauce from a can. They came out well and taste great.
  • 2023-11-21 – Made these with a homemade cranberry sauce I use for Thanksgiving. Very good but since my sauce recipe includes some whole cranberries it was a little more difficult to use in these small containers. I think this would work better with a smoother cranberry sauce.