I found this viral recipe on Instagram and knew immediately I had to try it. Crispy little parcels of pastry stuffed with oozing, melty brie and sweet cranberry sauce is a match made in heaven—especially when it’s so easy to prepare!

Cranberry Brie Bites

Store-bought puff pastry is cut into squares and then tucked into mini muffin tins before being piled high with cubes of brie, cranberry sauce, walnuts and a sprinkle of rosemary. These Cranberry Brie Bites look impressive, take very little preparation time and are the perfect moreish appetiser to get your party started!

Can brie cheese be frozen?

Yes! One of my greatest, long-standing hacks is buying brie or camembert cheese while on special and freezing it for up to 2 months. It needs to be thawed in the fridge overnight prior to use.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites

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These gloriously festive, crazy simple to make Cranberry Brie Bites are the perfect appetisers for any party or gathering.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 68 (makes 16 bites) 1x


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
  • 200 g brie, cut into 16 cubes
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F (200°C fan). Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking oil spray.
  2. Cut the puff pastry into 16 squares (I did four by four rows). 
  3. Tuck one square of the puff pastry into each of the muffin tins. 
  4. Fill each puff pastry square with a cube of brie and roughly half a teaspoon of cranberry sauce. 
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through and golden. 
  6. Remove the brie bites from the muffin tin and arrange them on a platter.
  7. Top each brie bite with a sprinkle of walnuts and a couple of rosemary leaves. Serve immediately.


Source – Recipe inspired by Kalefornia Cravings. I found this recipe when I was scrolling through Instagram and knew immediately I needed to recreate it. You can view the original recipe here.


Cranberry Brie Bites are best made and eaten immediately. I like to assemble them 30-60 minutes prior to guests arriving and refrigerate them until I’m ready to bake.


Cranberry Brie Bite leftovers (if there miraculously are any!) at a push can be refrigerated and either eaten cold or reheated in the oven to avoid waste, but are best enjoyed immediately, straight out of the oven.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins