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Appetizer Recipes

Easy Puff Pastry Shell Cranberry Brie Bites

As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time to treat your taste buds to the perfect blend of elegance and simplicity with our Easy Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Shell Bites. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or looking to indulge in a delicious snack, this delightful recipe is a surefire way to impress your guests and elevate your culinary repertoire.

The Allure of Cranberry and Brie:

Picture this – flaky puff pastry shells cradle a creamy blend of brie cheese, perfectly complemented by the tartness of luscious cranberry sauce. The result? A bite-sized masterpiece that’s as visually stunning as it is delectable. The marriage of textures and flavors in every bite is a true celebration of the season.

Effortless Elegance:

One of the many charms of this recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and a straightforward preparation process, you can create a show-stopping appetizer that will leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, our Easy Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Shell Bites are designed for hassle-free, yet gourmet, entertaining.

Recipe Highlights:

Flaky Puff Pastry: Discover the art of achieving the perfect puff pastry shell – golden, crispy, and irresistibly light.

Creamy Brie Bliss: Dive into the world of creamy brie cheese, melting seamlessly into the layers of pastry for a luxurious mouthfeel.

Tart Cranberry Perfection: The cranberry sauce adds a burst of seasonal brightness, balancing the richness of the brie and the flakiness of the pastry.

How to Make Easy Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Shell Bites:

  1. Start with quality puff pastry shells, available at your local grocery store.
  2. Gently fill each shell with a generous dollop of brie cheese.
  3. Top with a spoonful of simple homemade cranberry sauce, ensuring a delightful blend of sweet and savory.
  4. Quickly bake to golden perfection, allowing the flavors to meld into a symphony of deliciousness.

Perfect for Every Occasion:

Whether you’re planning a holiday soirée, a cozy family gathering, or a solo night in, these Easy Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Shell Bites are a versatile addition to any menu. They’re as suited for a formal feast as they are for a casual movie night – a true testament to their universal appeal.

In Conclusion of Why We Love Cranberry Brie Bites,

Are you ready to elevate your culinary experience this season with the magic of our Easy Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Shell Bites? This delightful recipe captures the essence of the holidays in every bite, making it a must-try for anyone with a passion for good food and great company. So, gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and let the aroma of festive perfection fill your kitchen. Happy cooking!

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply craving a gourmet snack, you'll want to try these these Puff Pastry Cranberry Brie Bites with an elegant, yet simple, blend of buttery puff pastry, creamy brie cheese, and tangy cranberry sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 15


Cranberry Filling

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar (granulated)

Brie Puff Pastry Shell

  • 2 boxes of frozen pastry shells (I used Phyllo)
  • 1 block of Brie cheese, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 bunch of fresh rosemary, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Walnuts for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • First, make the cranberry sauce. After rinsing the cranberries, set 1/4 cup (25g) cranberries aside. You will stir these in at the end for extra texture. Combine the remaining cranberries, water, orange juice, and sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally as the mixture comes to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium-low. While stirring occasionally, continue to cook until liquid has reduced and cranberries have burst and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce is thickening, slice the brie into 1 inch pieces and set aside.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup reserved cranberries, orange zest, and vanilla extract. Allow to cool slightly while you continue.
  • Next, remove the puff pastry shells and assemble on a large baking pan lined with parchment. Place a 1 inch cube of brie cheese in each puff pastry shell. Next, scoop 1 tbsp of warm cranberry mixture on top of each piece of brie. Lastly, place a small twig of fresh rosemary and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of the cranberry mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes and allow to cool before eating. Top with walnuts, if you choose. Serve warm. Recipe makes around 30 puff shells.
Keyword Appetizers Easy, brie, cranberry, easy recipe, holiday, party appetizers, pastry, popular, puff pastry shells


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