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Best Ever Cranberry Brie Bites

These cranberry brie bites are the best ever! Melty brie topped with sweet-tart cranberry sauce baked in buttery crescent dough or puff pastry, all topped with a drizzle of honey and optional toasted pecans. This appetizer is a favorite at every holiday get-together, and they're always gone in minutes!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas dinner, holiday party, thanksgiving dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 77kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Mini-muffin tin(s) - 18 mini-muffin cups needed
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Brie Bites

  • 1 roll crescent roll dough or 1 sheet puff pastry, about 8 ounces
  • salt to taste
  • 4 ounces brie or camembert cheese, 1 small wheel
  • ½ cup homemade cranberry sauce see Notes

Optional Toppings

  • ¼ cup honey
  • sprigs fresh rosemary for garnish
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Unroll crescent roll dough from tube and lay flat, gently pressing seams together to create one large sheet of crescent roll dough. Cut dough sheet into 18 equally-sized rectangles.
    If using puff pastry, roll dough out into one 10x12 rectangle, then cut dough into 18 equally-sized rectangles.
    Dough for cranberry brie bites cut into rectangles
  • Place one dough rectangle into one mini-muffin cup. Gently press center of dough toward bottom of muffin cup. It's ok if dough is shorter than sides of cup. Repeat until all dough rectangles have been placed in cups, then lightly sprinkle salt over dough.
  • Cut brie wheel into 18 small pieces (no need to remove white rind). Place one piece of brie into one dough cup, then top with 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce. Repeat until all dough cups have been filled with brie and cranberry sauce.
    Cranberry brie bites (unbaked) in muffin tin
  • Place muffin tin in preheated oven. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until dough is golden brown. Cheese and cranberry sauce should be bubbly.
    Cranberry brie bites in muffin tin
  • Carefully remove muffin tin from oven and immediately transfer brie bites to serving platter. Drizzle honey over bites and garnish with chopped toasted pecans and rosemary (optional). Serve warm.
    Cranberry brie bites on a serving platter with rosemary sprigs and honey

Notes

  • Cranberry Sauce: For a sugar-free cranberry sauce, check out my Whole30 Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce recipe. Please note, though, that these brie bites are not Whole30-compliant or paleo-friendly.
  • To Make This in Advance: Prepare everything up to step 3. Fill each dough cup with brie, then cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap and place the covered tin in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. When you're ready to bake the brie bites, remove the plastic wrap, top each dough cup with cranberry sauce, then bake at 375°F. Note that, if baking cold, you may need to add 1-2 minutes to the bake time.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Try a dairy-free cashew cream cheese in place of the brie.
 
Recipe yields 18 brie bites. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including optional toppings. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 18. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brie bite | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 7g