Brie Bites

I’m sure you’ve been to a party where brie was served in a puff pastry.  It’s an appetizer that I always enjoy making and it always seems to be a hit.  But as the party progresses and the brie cools down, frustration sets in. You go to dig into the brie and the cracker breaks, the brie won’t spread and you now have cracker crumbs on your face.  (Can you tell I’m trying to sell you on my great new recipe!?) Wouldn’t it be handy if this appetizer was bite sized?!

Brie Bites

After making a few alterations to a recipe I found online, brie bites (as we affectionally call them) have become my new go to appetizer.  They’re delicious, bite size and super easy to eat.

I made these for a party last night, which gave me the perfect opportunity to share them with you!  And it gave me the excuse to use the new breadboard that I got as an early Christmas gift, too.

Here are the supplies and ingredients needed:

mini muffin tin, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, honey, puff pastry and brie.

Thaw puff pastry sheets for about an hour before you plan to prepare the brie bites.  Chop pecans into tiny pieces and mix into 1/2 cup honey.  Grease mini muffin tin. Using flour and a rolling pin, roll out puff pastry sheets.  Cut into 2  inch squares.  Place pastry squares in tin and scoop 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the honey/pecan mixture into the middle of each pastry.

Cut rind off brie and cut into small pieces (approx 1″ square).  Place on top of honey/pecan mixture.

 Place another puff pastry square on top of the brie and squish all of the pastry into each muffin tin opening.  (I’m not a chef so you’ll have to excuse my lack of technical cooking terms.  Surely there is a more appropriate word to use than ‘squish’.)

Cook for 8 or 9 minutes at 400 degrees until puff pastry is golden in color.

 Let cool for a few minutes and place on a serving tray (or a new walnut cutting board!). Serve warm and eat up!

Breadboard from Vintage Home Designs
Happy cooking!!
Jen
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Comments

  1. thistlewoodfarm says:

    I'm not a very good cook (actually not a cook at all), but I might attempt these! They sound absolutely delicious!

  2. Lori @ Lori May Interiors says:

    Yummy! I will be making these!

    Saw them on pinterest and btw, you might want to put your blog info on pinterest, so that people can find you easily. Just go into edit your profile and add whatever you want.

    Take care, say hi to Dan for us and Merry Christmas!!

  3. The Southern Product Queen says:

    Love this idea, and love your blog! Looks yummy! I'm having a linky party on my blog too! I would love it if you would link up to it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/20/linky-party-2/

  4. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    Mmmmmmm, thanks for the recipe.

  5. Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says:

    They sound yummy! And your timing is perfect. I need an tasty appetizer for two different parties this weekend. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  6. Yum! I love learning how to utilize Brie in any way, it is so delicious! Please come share more wonderful ideas at emosaicideas.com at our blog carnival!

  7. Delicious appetizer…Once I tried to make similar bites using Tortilla wraps & we loved them…Would like to invite you to link with Midweek Fiesta

  8. These look so good! I'm a bug fan of melty brie but no one else in my family is, It would be really easy to just make one… or a few ;) for myself. I'm a new follower from Shabby Art Boutique.

    I'm cohosting a Link party this week at my blog Chickenscratchny.blogspot.com I would love it if you would stop by and link up!

  9. Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes says:

    These look yummy. I look forward to trying this recipe.

  10. These look delicious! I found your post via Potpourri Friday and am going to "pin" your recipe so I don't forget it.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. This is sooo genius!! I just made brie en croute for the family and thought "dang it sucks when it gets cold" this is the perfect solution!

  12. Miss Kitty says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can you make some up ahead of time and pop in the oven as the party progresses (to keep hot and fresh ones for guests)?
    I saw your post over at "Hope Studios" blog party.

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