Cranberry Brie Bites

A few years back I shared this simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer on my stories and it needed a place on the blog — Cranberry Brie Bites!

Cranberry Brie Bites

These are really a mini/individual version of that delightful pastry-wrapped brie that everyone adores so much at holiday parties. Just as easy to make and ever so delicious.

There’s nothing healthy here to see. Just a good old-fashioned appetizer that is perfect for the holidays! 

Cranberry Brie Bites

For another cranberry appetizer, try my Crockpot Cranberry-Orange Meatballs!

Cranberry Brie Bits

Cranberry Brie Bites
Serves: 12 People
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 package puff pastry defrosted
  • Approximately 3 oz brie about 1/4 wheel of brie (no need to remove the rind, it's edible)
  • 1/2 cup spicy cranberry jelly I use Austin slow burn brand, but any will do
  • 1/4 cup loosely chopped hazelnuts
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 400 and lightly spray a mini cupcake tin with cooking spray.
  • Lay puff pastry out across a cutting board. Cut pastry dough into 3 equal sections. Then cut each section into 4 even slices. You should have 12 pieces total. I use a pizza slicer to make this easy.
  • Gently form each pastry by pressing your fingers into the cupcake tin and creating a small basket for the brie and jelly.
  • Cut brie into 12 1/2 inch squares and place one slice in each tin.
  • Top each tin with a 1 teaspoon of spicy cranberry jelly.
  • Sprinkle with hazelnuts.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until pastry dough is golden and brie has melted.

Photography by Eat Love Eats.


  • Reply
    amelia s
    January 3, 2022 at 11:33 am

    5 stars
    Made this for appetizer for christmas dinner, was a huge hit’ I substituted walnuts for macadamia but still turned out great!!

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    Brooke Jackson
    December 28, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I made these at Thanksgiving and have they’ve been requested by family multiple times since then! I subbed the cranberry jelly for a sweet onion chutney (Aldi) So easy, elegant and tasty!! Thank You!

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    December 7, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Hi! I know these are probably best served warm but could there be served cold? Would love to take these to work for a Christmas baking event.

    • Reply
      December 7, 2021 at 9:24 pm

      yes they are still pretty good at room temp!

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    November 26, 2021 at 1:08 am

    5 stars
    These were a big hit today! I had to sub the jelly I used & they still turned out great. Thank you!!

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    Clemma Nash
    November 24, 2021 at 12:28 am

    How can I make these gluten free? Have you found a good gluten free puff pastry?

    • Reply
      November 24, 2021 at 2:28 am

      Trader Joes has a pretty good one!!

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    November 21, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Could these be made ahead of time? if so, how far ahead?

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      November 22, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      Hi! yes– you could stuff them, cover with plastic wrap and have them ready to pop into the oven!

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    November 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

    These sound amazing and like I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them! Could I use Camembert cheese?

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      November 22, 2021 at 6:17 pm


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    November 17, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Hey Alex! Is the “spicy” part of the cranberry jelly necessary, or is regular cranberry jelly cool to use too? (Having a hard time finding spicy cranberry jelly). Thanks!

    • Reply
      November 17, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      yes, regular jelly is just fine! I usually do half the batch with plain for my kiddos!

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