Easy Baked Brie Recipe – Easy Entertaining Appetizer

Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce (VIDEO)

Easy Baked Brie Recipe - Easy Entertaining Appetizer

Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce – These easy appetizers are savory-sweet with a garnish of cranberry preserves and pistachios. Perfect for a holiday party snack!

Baked Brie Bites

Once upon a time, the only appetizer I ever made was baked brie.

You know… the old classic wheel of brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry and topped with jam or berries?

I had a special relationship with this molten bundle and it played the part of my escort to many a holiday gathering.

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

Yet as time progressed, I felt the need to branch out in my party food endeavors. For a few years I made appetizer after appetizer, each one more delectable than the one before.

sight mind for baked brie in puff pastry?

Never. With baked brie, absence only makee the heart grow fonder.

So I’ve brought it back with a vengeance, creating all sorts of baked brie recipes including this itty bitty spin on the classic.

In today’s recipe I used Athens Mini Fillo Shells to make easy-to-hold baked brie bites, that just might be the world’s easiest party snack.

I love using Athens Mini Fillo Shells this time of year because they are the perfect crispy palette for all your favorite holiday flavors.

Mini Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe

With only 4 ingredients, and 5 minutes in the oven, I may never go back to baking the whole wheel of brie!

Crisp pastry, oozing cheese, tangy cranberry preserves, and salty pistachios.

I think I’ve struck baked brie gold!

This would be the perfect starter for your Thanksgiving feast this year.

Use a little of your cranberry sauce to top each baked brie bite. They are so easy to make your kids could do it for you while you’re whipping up the sweet potatoes and gravy.

Looking for more great phyllo shell recipes? Check out Phyllo.com!

Holiday Baked Brie Recipe Ingredients

Crunchy savory-sweet gooey Baked Brie Bites require only 4 ingredients to make…

  • Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • Brie cheese
  • Cranberry sauce – Homemade or store bought
  • Pistachios

How To Make Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Athens Mini Fillo Shells on a baking sheet.
  2. Cut the brie into small 1/2 teaspoon-sized chunks and place one in each mini fillo shell. Bake for 5 minutes, until the brie is melted.
  3. Remove from the oven and dollop a scant spoonful of cranberry sauce on each little brie tart. Sprinkle with pistachios an

Mini Baked Brie Recipe Swaps

Don’t Brie? You can use little dollops of chevre goat cheese instead!

Can’t Find Cranberry Sauce? Try cherry preserves or orange marmalade.

Want To Use Another Nut? Blanche almonds or toasted walnuts are a great choice.

Other party snack recipes you might enjoy:

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Athens Foods. All opinions are always my own.

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  • 1 box Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios chopped
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Athens Mini Fillo Shells on a baking sheet.
  • Cut the brie into small 1/2 teaspoon-sized chunks and place one in each mini fillo shell. Bake for 5 minutes, until the brie is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and dollop a scant spoonful of cranberry sauce on each little brie tart. Sprinkle with pistachios and serve warm.

Serving: 1bite, Calories: 60kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.1mg

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Baked Brie and last-minute appetizer ideas

Easy Baked Brie Recipe - Easy Entertaining Appetizer

I had all but forgotten this last-minute baked brie appetizer from the Simple Bites archives, when my sister unearthed it for a recent party.

She presented the brie in all its glory, bubbling from the oven and topped with toasted walnuts, and I quickly remembered just how popular it was. Party guests swarmed the table and in a matter of minutes, half the round of brie and an entire baguette was gone.

I mean, warm cheese and crusty bread, does it get any better than that?

I’m republishing this recipe from 2011, in hopes that it will prompt you to add a wheel of brie to your shopping list. Raid the pantry for cranberry sauce and toast a tray of walnuts.

Spend all of five minutes prepping the dish and then sit back to enjoy your holiday party. Oh, you can totally make a batch of your own cranberry sauce in advance.

It will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

Whether you are hosting for Christmas or New Year’s, brunch or cocktails, this cranberry-topped baked brie fits the occasion and is loved by all.

In the unly event of leftover bake brie, simply cover it in foil and warm gently in a low oven until it is stretchy again. Then enjoy on toasted bread, as one does.

  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 brie cheese round 16 oz
  • 1 orange zested
  • 2/3 cup walnut pieces toasted
  • Crackers or sliced baguette for serving
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the top of the rind from the cheese using a serrated knife, and discard the rind. Place the cheese, cut side up on an oven safe plate or bowl. Just make sure to use a larger plate or a bowl so your cheese doesn't start oozing off the plate mine is in the above photo.
  • Bake brie for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the cranberry sauce. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is soft and warm.
  • Sprinkle the top with orange zest and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately with crackers or sliced baguette.

More last-minute appetizer ideas

Have you been there and done that with baked brie? Try baking it in puff pastry for an extra special party snack. This tutorial from The Kitchn shows you how it is done.

Love brie, cranberries and walnuts, but you’re not crazy about all the bread? Make my Brie & Cranberry Stuffed Mushroom Bites. Oh my word, these are GOOD.

Speaking of stuffed mushrooms, these Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms are another quick appy that happen to be gluten-free and vegetarian.

For a simple, yet truly sensational warm appetizer, Honey-Drizzled Raspberry Brie Brûlée will steal the show. It’s perfect for an intimate dinner for two or four. And would pair nicely with champagne for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Classic Gruyère Gougères can come together quickly if you have made them before. They are delicious straight from the oven, but can also be prepped in advance if needed. I’ve got a bag full in my freezer for an upcoming lunch.

Happy countdown to Christmas!

Source: https://simplebites.net/baked-brie-and-last-minute-appetizer-ideas/

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Easy Baked Brie Recipe - Easy Entertaining Appetizer

Learn how to make my Baked Brie in Puff Pastry Recipe and elegant appetizer platter for holiday parties. Includes video tutorial!

Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic holiday appetizer idea. I also love it because it can feed a crowd.  It’s a simple recipe that requires minimum effort but will surely deliver impressive results (my kind of recipe!)

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In this video, I made the baked brie three different ways: honey and walnut, apricot jam, and mission fig. I think it’s great to have an assortment of flavors to create a more interesting platter. 

Step 1: Prep the Cheese and the Puff Pastry

Start with three brie wheels, around 4.5-5 inches in diameter. Unwrap them from the outer packing making sure to remove any stickers or wrapping from the cheese. Then, roll out one sheet of puff pastry for each brie wheel. 

Tip: I to use the sheets from Trader Joe’s that come flat and unfolded. I’ve found that the pastry sheets that are folded into thirds, end up falling apart and losing the cheese!

Do you remove the rind from brie before baking?

Nope! The rind on brie cheese is totally edible and adds texture and flavor to the cheese.

Step 2: Top the Brie and Wrap

After your puff pastry is ready for wrapping, place each wheel in the center of one sheet of pastry. Top each wheel with whatever filling you choose.

You can top your cheese with all kinds of sweet and savory fillings. Fig jam, honey, and apricot jam are my favorites, but really get creative! Dried cranberries or cranberry jam would also be great for Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Spread about a tablespoon of the filling on top of each wheel and flip the wheel so it is facing jam-side down. 

Then place the puffed pastry on top, flip it over and wrap it up a present.

Repeat the process with the apricot jam and honey and walnuts. Place each wheel on a baking sheet.

You can then top your Baked Brie with decorative shapes to suit the holiday theme.  I to use stars for Christmas but you could also use leaves or grapes for Thanksgiving.

Once you place your shape on top of the brie, whisk one egg and lightly brush all over the brie package. This creates a beautiful browned brie package and makes quite the presentation!

Step 3: Bake the Brie Wheels

Place the baking sheet in a 400F (200C) degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. Just long enough to puff the pastry and turn it golden brown, and melt the cheese inside.

TIP: It really helps to place your cheese that’s been wrapped in puff pastry, in the freezer for 30 minutes before baking. This will help the brie firm up so it doesn’t ooze out while baking. It will also help firm up the puff pastry so it puffs up nicely. No need to defrost first. 

The best part is this can all be made the day before and rest in your fridge. Then right before baking pop in the freezer! Then all you have to do is pop in your oven and bake!

FINAL TIP: It’s crucial you let the baked brie rest for 15 minutes once it comes the oven. This will allow the cheese to set back up a bit. Otherwise if piping hot it will ooze of out the puff pastry. 

What do you eat with baked brie?

I to serve an assortment of fresh grapes and raisin toasts which I think complement the cheese well, while balancing out the richness of the cheese.  

Here are some other ideas for foods to serve with baked brie:

  • figs
  • apples
  • pears
  • small toasts
  • raisin bread
  • multi-grain crackers
  • berries
  • cherries
  • sun-dried tomatoes

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  • (3) wheels of brie (about 4″ round)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fig jam
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) apricot jam
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
  • 4 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  1. Unwrap brie and remove any stickers. Place fig jam on one and wrap in puff pastry, seam side down.

    Repeat the same with Apricot jam and 2nd wheel of brie. For third wheel spread honey on brie and top with chopped walnuts. Wrap in puff pastry, seam side down.

  2. Use 4th sheet of puff pastry to cut out decorative shapes (leaves, stars, Christmas trees) with a cookie cutter. Place shapes on top of brie packages. Then brush the tops with a beaten egg.

  3. Bake at 400F (200C) degrees for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  4. Allow the baked brie to rest for 15 minutes before cutting into it or the brie will not be set and will ooze out!
  5. Arrange your baked brie on a platter and serve with raisin toasts, grapes and nuts.

After your brie is wrapped in the pastry, pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will prevent the cheese from oozing out to much as it bakes!

Allow to cool for 15-25 minutes mins! Otherwise brie will run out and make a big mess! Ideally, serve these at room temperature. Place on platter garnished with grapes and toasted raisin bread.

Here are some other ideas for foods to serve with baked brie:

  • figs
  • apples
  • pears
  • small toasts
  • raisin bread
  • multi-grain crackers
  • berries
  • cherries
  • sun-dried tomatoes

Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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