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Brie Cherry Pastry Cups

 Brie Cherry Pastry Cups
These yummy little appetizers almost taste like dessert. They are always a big hit at parties. —Marilyn McSween, Mentor, Ohio
36 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  • Unfold puff pastry; cut into 36 squares. Gently press squares onto
  • the bottoms of 36 greased miniature muffin cups.
  • Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Using the end of a wooden spoon
  • handle, make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the center of each. Bake
  • 6-8 minutes longer or until golden brown. With spoon handle, press
  • squares down again.
  • Spoon a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful of preserves into each cup. Top with
  • cheese; sprinkle with nuts and chives. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 61 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer