Cranberry Brie Bites make for a delicious and elegant appetizer, and they are typically served as an hors d’oeuvre during a Thanksgiving gathering. They can be served before the main Thanksgiving meal as a tasty starter to whet your guests’ appetites.
You can also serve them as part of a Thanksgiving buffet or as a pre-dinner snack while everyone is socializing. The combination of flaky puff pastry, creamy Brie cheese, and sweet-tart cranberry sauce is a crowd-pleaser and adds a festive touch to your Thanksgiving celebration.
If you don’t love the cranberry taste, you can replace the cranberry sauce with one of your choice.
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
Brie cheese, cut into small cubes
There are many versions and you can use your imagination and get creative. You can’t go wrong.
You can get creative with the fillings for your Brie bites. Instead of cranberry sauce, you can use a variety of other ingredients to suit your taste or the preferences of your guests. Here are a few alternative fillings:
Fig Jam: Fig jam pairs beautifully with Brie cheese and adds a sweet and slightly earthy flavor to the bites.
Apricot Preserves: Apricot preserves provide a sweet and tangy contrast to the creamy Brie.
Honey: Drizzle a small amount of honey over the Brie cheese for a touch of sweetness and a luscious texture.
Raspberry Jam: Raspberry jam offers a delightful combination of tartness and sweetness, complementing the richness of the cheese.
Caramelized Onions: Sautéed caramelized onions can add a savory and sweet component to the Brie bites.
How to make them:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
The size of these pastry bites is all up to you. You can decide if you want to make them small bite size or a bit bigger…