Cranberry Brie Bites

by | Dec 28, 2016 | All, Appetizers

Looking for an easy, last-minute appetizer? These Cranberry Brie Bites are a great way to transform extra cranberry sauce and make a delicious party snack!

Cranberry Brie Puff pasty bites on a dark background.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Raise your hand if you love easy appetizers that look like you spent a ton of time on them. During this busy holiday season, there is nothing that makes me happier than an appetizer that is easy, delicious and impressive.

Let’s chat about cranberries. There are 2 camps for cranberry sauce: the lovers and the haters.

Which camp do you fall in? You really don’t find people indifferent to it. I’m a lover and the rest of my family? Not so much.

But when I put add some cranberry sauce to these Cranberry Brie Bites, it’s a whole new ball game.

Close up image of cranberry brie bite on a dark board with fresh thyme for garnish.

What ingredients do I need to make Cranberry Puff Pastry Bites?

  • puff pastry sheets
  • brie
  • cranberry sauce

That’s it. Only three ingredients away from goodness.

How do I get the puff pastry so fluffy?

This easy appetizer will become one of your go-to party snacks.  These Cranberry Brie Bites use just 3 ingredients but are so full of flavor that people won’t be able to stop popping them in their mouths.

Its easy to understand why. After all, ooey gooey Brie cheese and tart cranberry sauce has to one of the most brilliant flavor combinations ever. Wrap it all up with a flaky puff pastry, and you have hit appetizer heaven.

And the good news is, they can be on the table in just 20 minutes so it’s easy to make another batch . Better yet, save yourself the time and make a double batch right off the bat.

The best part of these tasty morsels? I now have a reason to make cranberry sauce anytime of the year and don’t have to worry about tossing that leftover cranberry sauce again.

Time Saving Tip: Don’t have any puff pastry on hand? Pop the cranberry sauce and brie into mini phyllo cups instead!


Puff Pastry Bite topped with slice of brie cheese and cranberry sauce and garnished with fresh thyme.

We LOVE cranberries! Check out some of our other favorite cranberry recipes!

Top down image of brie wedge with puff pastry bites next to it and a bowl of cranberry sauce on a dark background.

Looking for more holiday appetizers? You can never have too many go-to’s.

Cranberry Brie Bites on a dark serving board with a linen on the table.



Yield: 12 servings

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Puff pasty bites on a dark background.

These Cranberry Brie Bites use leftover cranberry sauce to make a great party snack!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, sliced
  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Break an egg into a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. Slightly roll puff pastry dough out into a 16 x 10 rectangle.
  4. Cut puff pastry into 48 one and a half-inch squares.
  5. Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper and place 24 puff pastry squares on it.
  6. Layer a second puff pastry square on each with the remaining 24 puff pastry squares and brush with egg wash.
  7. Bake puff pastry squares for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool.
  9. Place one slice of brie on top of puff pastry and top with 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
  10. Serve room temperature.


The Puff Pastry squares can be made ahead of time, just cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 puff pastry bites

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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    Brian wants to make these delicious bites, they look Devine!


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