Back when I was in high school, I thought I had an invincible metabolism. I would have a whole wheel of brie and a baguette for lunch. To top it off, I’d finish it off with some pasta. Oh boy… are those days are over! But on a special occasion — drinks with old friends, for example — I’m happy to indulge. These brie and cherry bites are a total snap to make. I used frozen puff pastry for this recipe but you can easily substitute that for some filo cups! The combination of brie and cherry jam is a longstanding favorite of mine. There are so many great combinations. I’d love to hear your favorite! Enjoy.
You can always make your own cherry preserves but I was short on time and snacked on too many of the fresh ones so store-bought it is! Sorry Ina ??
I love this scalloped pastry cutter!
Ready to be pressed in! I have a little stamp but you can use your fingers!
I made these a couple of different ways and the best method is to bake the shells for a bit press the puffy centers down to make the bowl then add the cheese, jam and pecans and bake till golden brown.
Resist temptation an don’t over-fill!
Just so you know, these have too much filling. It will leak out and make a mess. So be a bit more conservative with your cheese than I was this first time!
I love the texture and sweetness the pecan pieces added.
Puffy, crispy, gooey crunchy and sweet. Enough said 🙂
If you’ve tried this Brie and Cherry Bite Recipe then don’t forget to leave a rating and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!
Brie and Cherry Bites
- 2 frozen puff pastry packages
- 1 Large piece of Brie or Camembert
- 1/3 cup cherry preserves
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- Cut the thawed puff pastry into circles and press into a mini tart tin.
- Mix the egg and water to make an egg wash. then brush the pastry and bake at 400F for about 10 minutes.
- Press the centers of the pastry in with a spoon and then add about a tablespoon of cheese and a teaspoon of the cherry preserve. sprinkle with pecans and bake until cheese is melted and pastry is golden brown.
DIY Brie Bites
Back when I was in high school I thought I had an invincible metabolism. I would have a whole wheel of brie and a baguette for lunch and top it off with some pasta. Oh boy, those days are over! But o…