Brie Puff Pastry Bites

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Brie puff pastry bites are a simple, warm appetizer, perfect for New Years Eve! Make this quick appetizer recipe for the perfect party food!

closeup: baked brie puff pastry bites

I love hand held appetizers, especially the ones made with puff pastry. They always look fancy and detailed, but they’re seriously easy to make.

Take this cranberry baked brie appetizer for instance. The brie bites look like you spent on a lot of time making them, but they bake up in 20 minutes. Even better, they can easily be baked ahead of time and frozen.

Brie Puff Pastry Bites

You’ll spend less time in the kitchen, which means more with your guests. I like to serve them on an appetizer board with other bite sized snacks and hand held appetizers like smoky spicy walnuts and bacon puff pastry cheese twists.

overhead: brie wheel next to red jam and puff pastry for brie puff pastry appetizer recipe

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Brie puff pastry bites are super easy to make using frozen sheets of puff pastry. You can find it in the frozen food section of the grocery store, near the frozen pie crusts.

Of course, if you’re feeling fancy, King Arthur Flour has a recipe for homemade puff pastry.

Other ingredients you’ll need:

  • dijon mustard- you could even use whole grain mustard if you’d like. For a sweeter flavor, use honey mustard.
  • wheel of Brie cheese- you’ll need an 8 ounce wheel of brie for this recipe.
  • whole berry cranberry sauce, or your favorite jam or fruit puree. A raspberry, blackberry or pomegranate jam filling would be delicious!
squares of unbaked dough topped with white cheese and pomegranate jam

I made my own cranberry jam for these, but you could easily use any fruit or jam of your choice for a really quick version.

What’s your favorite holiday fruit? Mine is definitely fresh cranberries. I buy about 6 bags of them to freeze, then I can enjoy them year round. They aren’t just for Thanksgiving!

brie cheese triangles baked in flaky crust

Video: making brie puff pastry bites

You can see how easy the cranberry brie bites are to make by watching the video in the recipe card below.

I prefer a small, handheld appetizer over larger ones that tend to fill everyone up before the actual meal. With the pastry bites you get it all in one or two bites.

I figured individual bites work better than having the entire wheel of Brie cheese wrapped with puff pastry. No fighting at the appetizer table needed.

Set this up on a table and surround it with sprigs of fresh herbs, fruit like pears, pomegranate arils, and seedless grapes.

These tender Cranberry Brie Pastry Bites are super easy to make using puff pastry, dijon mustard, Brie cheese, cranberry sauce, or your favorite jam.

Other puff pastry appetizers

If you’d like to make other appetizers with puff pastry, try my recipes for pineapple ham and cheese hand pies and for a special dinner, individual beef wellingtons!

For a comfort food dinner, you can’t go wrong with turkey pot pie with puff pastry on the top!

brie cheese appetizers on blue plate
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This post, first published on Kevin Is Cooking Dec. 12, 2017, was last updated with new content on Nov, 17, 2021.

closeup: baked brie puff pastry bites

Brie Puff Pastry Bites + Video

5 from 4 votes
Brie puff pastry bites are a simple, warm appetizer, perfect for New Years Eve! Make this quick appetizer recipe for the perfect party food!
Servings: 9 (2 pieces each)
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 400ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking sheets.
  • Slice the Brie into 18 wedges. I cut the wheel of cheese in half, then each half into 3 pie slice shapes and each pie slice shape into 3 pieces. Repeat with other brie half. Using an open hand gently press down each piece or cheese to flatten slightly (or the edges of the cheese will poke through pastry). Set aside.
  • Unfold each puff pastry sheet on flour dusted work surface. Roll out to create 12″x12″ square. Using a pizza cutter or knife cut each sheet into 9 squares.
  • Place each puff pastry square on baking sheet
    Dip your index finger in small bowl of water to moisten the outside edge of each puff pastry square.
    Brush the center of each square with mustard, then place a wedge of Brie on top. Follow with a dollop of cranberry sauce or jam on top of the cheese. Repeat for all 18.
  • Fold pastry over the cheese so that the two corners of the square come together to form a triangle. Using a fork, crimp together the edges to seal.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk, then use a pastry brush to lightly coat the tops of the brie puff pastry triangles.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.



Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Melting Pot
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  1. Cranberry and cheese are a GREAT combination. And the kind of cheese really doesn’t seem to matter. I found a whisky cheddar the other day. I started off my holiday season by making a basic cranberry relish when the first batch of cranberries came out before halloween this year (everything seems to have stared early this holiday season!) I have been using the sauce for a variety of items ever since. Made grilled cheese on sour dough with my whisky cheese and cranberry. And coarse horseradish mustard. So good. But have eaten with a variety of melty cheeses since, grilled, broiled and just cold. All so good. This app looks really great. I even made a cranberry sauce chicken salad, and served it up with toast points. I have a wonderful salad dressing that combines the cranberries with rosemary. Never would have thought of it. So thanks for additional suggestions to use up my cranberry sauce. I will be doing this until New Years. So good. Happy Holidays, everybody.

  2. THESE are beautiful. And you say they freeze well? Do you mean after they’re baked? I really dislike when puff pastry gets mushy, which is why if I do serve it, I bake whatever at the last minute. I like your jam, also.

    1. Thanks so much Karly. Truth be told these are even good the next day. I made several batches the other day and the leftovers were tasty at room temp, too! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    A big YES to puff pastry any day! Such a delicious way to crunch into the New Year.

    Happy New Year to you both!!

  4. I like little bites like this and these are perfect to celebrate the New Year. Wishing you all the best in the coming year.