Cranberry Brie Bites

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


4 dozen

Updated: Aug. 24, 2023
My family hosts a holiday drop-in each year, and that's where these cranberry Brie bites made their first appearance. They're easy to make, but look like a gourmet treat. —Cindy Davis, Bonita Springs, Florida


  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll one tube of crescent dough into one long rectangle; press perforations to seal. Cut into 24 pieces; lightly press each piece onto the bottom and up sides of an ungreased mini-muffin cup. Repeat with remaining crescent dough.
  2. Place about 1 rounded teaspoon cheese in each cup; top with cranberry sauce and sprinkle with pecans. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Cranberry Brie Bites Tips

Can you use other kinds of dough to make cranberry Brie bites?

Yes! You can swap in puff pastry for the crescent roll dough when making these tartlets (because puff pastry appetizers are always a hit!). One sheet of puff pastry can be used to make 3 dozen cranberry Brie bites. Start by unfolding the puff pastry and rolling it into a 10-in. square. Then, cut it into 36 squares. Gently press them into greased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. After you pull them out, make a 1/2-in. indentation in the center of each, using the end of a wooden spoon handle. Add the cranberry filling. Finally, slide the cranberry Brie bites back into the oven until they're golden brown, which should take another 6 to 8 minutes.

How can you make cranberry Brie bites your own?

Make these flaky appetizers your own by switching up the cheese and topping. Try goat cheese topped with homemade fig jam and pecans, or feta topped with pine nuts. Check out our guide to what to make with every kind of cheese and other Brie recipes for more inspiration.

How should you reheat cranberry Brie bites?

Store leftover cranberry Brie bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 350° until warm, for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 tartlet: 66 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.