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Cranberry Brie Bites (+Video)

Cranberry Brie Bites are a super easy but beautiful appetizer. Made with crescent roll dough, brie, cranberry sauce and a sprig of rosemary!

A SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL APPETIZER

So let me tell you how delicious these super simple Cranberry Brie Bites taste! I know the ingredients may not look like much but once it is all combined, it tastes amazing! The perfect holiday appetizer! It is so festive and everyone gobbles them up.

Closeup photo of a cranberry brie appetizer on a wooden surface.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can you substitute crescent dough with something else?

Puff pastry dough can be substituted for the crescent roll dough.

Do you take the rind off of brie before baking?

No it is not necessary. It is perfectly okay to eat. Some people do not like the texture of the rind so you can cut it off if you prefer.

What jam is good with brie?

I love the cranberry sauce with brie because of the contrast in flavors, but you can top with blueberry jam, raspberry, strawberry or orange marmalade. Also try topping with toasted walnuts and pecans instead of the rosemary.

Can you reheat cranberry brie bites?

Yes. I think they are best reheated in an air fryer or the oven. That way the crescent roll dough doesn’t become too soft. Heat up just long enough for the center to get warm.

Can you freeze cranberry brie bites?

Yes. These can be frozen after they’ve been cooked. You need to wrap them very well to prevent against freezer burn then place in a freezer-safe container or bag. Defrost in the refrigerator, then reheat in the oven or an air fryer.

Cranberry Brie Bites shown fully cooked in a muffin tin.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • all-purpose flour
  • crescent dough sheet
  • brie cheese
  • whole berry cranberry sauce (not jellied)
  • fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
flour, Brie, whole cranberry sauce, crescent roll dough sheet, fresh rosemary.

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY BRIE BITES:

Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Spread a little flour out onto your counter. Then roll out crescent dough. If using crescent rolls rather than the crescent roll dough sheet, be sure to pinch the seams together to make one sheet.

crescent roll dough spread out on a wood surface.

Cut crescent roll dough into 24 equal-sized squares.

24 squares cut into crescent roll dough.

Place squares into muffin tin slots.

crescent dough squares placed into the holes of a mini muffin pan.

Cut brie into small pieces and place inside the crescent dough squares.

a hand placing a slice of brie into a square crescent dough sheet that is in a muffing tin.

Top with a generous spoonful of cranberry sauce.

a spoon putting cranberry sauce on top of brie in muffin pan.

Finally, top each one with a little sprig of rosemary.

a hand adding a small rosemary leaf to cranberry brie bite.

Bake until the crescent dough is a light golden brown (about 15 minutes).

overhead photo of cranberry brie appetizers in a muffin tin on a wood surface.

Then serve warm!

several cranberry brie bites on a wooden surface with a white cake pedestal in the background.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites are a super easy but beautiful appetizer. Made with crescent roll dough, brie, cranberry sauce and a sprig of rosemary!
4.98 from 194 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • all-purpose flour, for dusting the dough and cutting board
  • 8 ounce crescent dough sheet (or crescent rolls)
  • 8 ounce wheel of brie cheese
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (not jellied)
  • fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Spread a little flour out onto your counter. Then roll out crescent dough sheet. If using crescent rolls, pinch the seams together to make one long sheet.
  • Cut crescent roll dough into 24 equal-sized squares. Place squares into muffin tin slots.
  • Cut brie into small pieces and place inside the crescent dough squares. Top with a generous spoonful of cranberry sauce, and a little sprig of rosemary.
  • Bake until the crescent dough is a light golden brown (about 15 minutes). Then serve warm!

Video

Notes

Note: Some folks like to cut off the rind to the brie. This isn’t necessary with brie but feel free to remove that additional rind.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 137mg | Sugar: 5g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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86 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My family demands this every year, but my new partner hasn’t tried them. They are not able to have the seeds in berries. I knownit says not to use jellied canberry sauce, but could I sub it?

    1. When jelly or jam heats up it gets runny which is why I suggest not using the jellied stuff. So you could maybe add it when it comes out of the oven to maybe lessen the runny-ness some. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Easy peasy-love it. I did half per the recipe and topped the other half batch with candied jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) OMG! delish!

  3. 5 stars
    So good!!! Made these last year for the first time. This will be now added to our menu every year.
    I do however use the crescent sheets. Much easier than pinching the seams to hold it together.

  4. I’m wondering if chilling the brie before baking would allow the dough to fully cook without overmelting the cheese…? I will try it

    1. Hi for sweetness use a sweeter filling like any berry preserves or better yet drizzle honey over them after baked. Or add a small piece of salty meat like prociutto or ham before baking

  5. 5 stars
    I am never allowed to bring another appetizer – these ones were so delicious and they were the first thing gone at our get together. So now this will be my go-to or there will be riots LOL Thanks so much!

    1. 5 stars
      I just wanted to let you know I have made these every years since you first shared them a few years ago and they have become a staple around the holidays.
      Someone commented about using puff pastry. I don’t recommend it because the bottom doesn’t get fully crispy. I guess if you really want to use it you could but you would need to bake them a bit first and figure out how to keep them from puffing up while baking before adding the brie and sauce. Just stick with the original recipe folks – it’s fantastic – you won’t regret it!

  6. 5 stars
    these are so easy to make, and there are a lot of ooo’s and ahh’s with then, people saying delicious.

    i would like to see more appetizers because i am having a party for 40 !!! in february!

    Help??? thank you so much…..

  7. Can I bake these at a lower temperature?! I have a prime rib in the oven set to 325? May take a little longer than 15 min but is that okay?

  8. 5 stars
    Super delicious and so easy and fast to make! I made them a few times now over the holidays and they were always the star of the appetizers! We love it!