Recipe By Julie Hubert
Published Nov 8th
Prep 15m Cook 18m Additional 50m Ready In 83m
Servings 24 servings Calories 106.2

Tangy cranberry, creamy brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery shell for an appetizer that will wow your guests. Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap them in plastic wrap before the baking step and store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese, rind removed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • sea salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place Brie cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes. Oil a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Roll 1 puff pastry sheet out into a 10x14-inch rectangle. Cut the sheet lengthwise into 4 even strips and crosswise into 6 even strips; there should be 24 squares. Separate and press them gently into the muffin cups.
  3. 3 Cut chilled Brie cheese into 24 pieces approximately 3/4-inch in size. Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each pastry-lined muffin cup; press in 1 piece of Brie and top with 1 teaspoon of chopped walnuts. Sprinkle bites with sea salt. Chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. 5 Bake bites in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 106.2
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Cholesterol 9.5 mg
  • Fat 7.5 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 99.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g

Chef's Notes

Placing the Brie cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes makes it easier to cut.


  1. These were a hit at Thanksgiving. Instead of cranberry sauce, I used a cranberry-jalapeño jelly that I found at Whole Foods.
  2. I made these last thanksgiving as a quick and easy appetizer. I used Pillsbury croissant dough and they came out great. They were a big hit. Will probably make them again for Christmas.
  3. Wow! This recipe was a huge hit at the party. All what I kept hearing was 'who made these?'. These were gone so quickly. Because I didn't have time to prep and cut puff pastry, I bought frozen mini phyllo cups. These were actually perfect and made for bite-sized appetizers. I would do this again - Read more ...
  4. Love these! They are now the most requested appetizer I make for parties. I used seeded raspberry jam, not cranberry, but everything else is the same. It's SO IMPORTANT to spray the hell out of that mini muffin pan with Pam or the jam will stick to the pan. One thing I learned is that - Read more ...
  5. I made this according to recipe the first time and got raving reviews. I made it again, used filo cups, used 3 berry jam (homemade by my sister in law), candied chopped pecans (found in the salad section where the croutons are) and a little dash of salt & pepper to balance the sweetness of - Read more ...
  6. AMAZING recipes. I made these for Thanksgiving as an app. My family thought they were super fancy and delicious. Used raspberry preserves instead of cranberry sauce. Also tried bacon and egg.
  7. I would cook them a bit longer and roll the dough a bit thinner. The pastry tastes better and the texture is better if a bit crispy.
  8. These were easy and awesome! Will certainly add them to my favorite holiday appy list!
  9. Very good! Fifteen minutes probably would have been enough in the oven for presentation s sake. (They were smoking by 18 minutes with melted cheese bubbling over the sides leaving a crater in the center but still really tasty.) Be sure to grease the muffin tins well!