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Baked Brie Bites With Sugared Cranberries

 Baked Brie Bites With Sugared Cranberries
Socks optional, because they will be blown off. Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min; Cook: 20 min + overnight to chill


  • 1-3/4 cups Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter
  • 1 orange, zested and juice reserved
  • 2-1/2 ounces Tuscan Garden Real Bacon Bits
  • 1/2 cup Southern Grove Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced Granny Smith apple
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Baker's Corner Brown Sugar, divided
  • 2 8-ounce packages Bake House creations Crescent Rolls
  • Carlini Cooking Spray
  • 8 ounces Specially Selected Brie Cheese Round


  • For Sugared Cranberries, in a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and
  • 1/2 cup water over low heat. Simmer until the sugar dissolves, about
  • 3 minutes.
  • Add cranberries and remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl, cover and
  • refrigerate overnight.

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Baked Brie Bites With Sugared Cranberries (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Drain cranberries. Roll in remaining 3/4 cup of sugar to coat. Air
  • dry on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • For Baked Brie Bites, preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add orange juice, bacon bits,
  • walnuts, apple, cinnamon and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Cook over
  • medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved and
  • apples begin to brown, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in orange
  • zest.
  • Unroll crescent rolls and pinch together seams to create 1 large
  • sheet with each package of dough. Cut each rectangle into 12
  • squares.
  • Coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and place a square of dough
  • in each cup.
  • Cut brie into 24 pieces and place in the center of the dough square.
  • Top with apple walnut mixture and a pinch of brown sugar. Bring
  • edges of the dough square to the center and pinch to create a seal.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Garnish each bite with a sugared cranberry for an unexpected burst of
  • flavor. Yield: 24 Brie bites.