Cranberry Brie Bites with Rosemary and Honey Glaze

This recipe unleashes the true magic of Cranberry Brie Bites. Tangy berries, creamy cheese, and a touch of herbaceous rosemary dance under a shimmering honey glaze, transforming these bites from everyday appetizers to the star of your festive gatherings.

December 27, 2023
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Ingredients

Directions

Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly dust your work surface with flour.
  2. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and roll it out slightly thinner, aiming for a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 24 equal squares.
  3. Sprinkle each square with a pinch of salt. Arrange a slice of brie in the center of each square.

Filling

  1. Dollop a teaspoon of chopped cranberries on top of the brie. Sprinkle each bite with a pinch of rosemary.
  2. Fold each square diagonally into a triangle, enclosing the filling. Press the edges gently to seal. Transfer the triangles to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed.

Glaze

  1. While the bites bake, whisk together the honey and melted butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until simmering.

Assemble

  1. Once the bites are out of the oven, immediately brush them with the honey glaze. Sprinkle with a few extra rosemary sprigs for a festive touch.
  2. Let the bites cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cranberry Brie Bites
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g7.7%
Protein 3 g6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips

  • For a touch of richness, add a drizzle of balsamic reduction on top of the glaze.
  • Swap the rosemary for sage or thyme for a different herbal twist.
  • Freeze any leftover bites for a quick and delicious appetizer later. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before heating them in the oven.
  • For extra-puffy pastry, brush the edges of the squares with beaten egg white before folding them.
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Let's face it, the classic cranberry brie bite can feel a tad predictable. Sure, it's festive and convenient, but sometimes you crave an appetizer that bursts with flavor and leaves guests gasping for "more!"

This recipe elevates the cranberry brie bite to a masterpiece of sweet, savory, and herbaceous delight. Prepare to wow your guests with every bite – these cranberry brie bites are guaranteed to become the star of your festive gatherings.

Origin of The Cranberry Brie Bites

This recipe for Cranberry Brie Bites with Rosemary and Honey Glaze isn't just about deliciousness – it's a journey through culinary history. The classic pairing of brie and cranberries has graced festive tables for centuries, its origins likely tracing back to medieval France. Back then, brie was a prized delicacy enjoyed by royalty, while cranberries were revered for their medicinal properties and festive tartness. Over time, this simple yet elegant combination spread across Europe, eventually finding its way to American tables in the 19th century.

This recipe takes the familiar flavors of cranberry and brie, infusing them with the herbaceous essence of rosemary and a touch of sweet honey glaze. The rosemary, a symbol of remembrance and renewal, adds an unexpected depth that compliments the richness of the brie and the tangy cranberries. The honey glaze, meanwhile, offers a touch of golden sweetness that melts into the creamy cheese and bursts through the tartness of the berries. It's a symphony of flavors that awakens the palate and celebrates the joy of the season.

These Cranberry Brie Bites with Rosemary and Honey Glaze are more than just an appetizer; they're a testament to the timeless allure of comfort food, reimagined with a touch of culinary artistry. Gather your loved ones, raise a glass (or a cranberry spritzer!), and let the holiday magic unfold with each bite. These delectable creations are sure to become a cherished tradition, passed down through generations, like a whispered secret of festive bliss.

Remember, in a world of mass-produced appetizers, these cranberry brie bites offer a chance to connect with the heart of the holidays. They're a celebration of flavor, tradition, and the joy of gathering around a table with loved ones. So, don't just serve them – share their story, their history, and let them become a part of your own culinary legacy. Now get baking, and let the aroma of rosemary and honey fill your kitchen with the promise of holiday magic!

How To Store Cranberry Brie Bites?

These bites have several storage options to ensure they stay fresh:

Room Temperature: If you're planning to devour them within a few hours, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. Cover them loosely with plastic wrap to prevent the pastry from drying out. Just remember, room temperature brie attracts unwanted attention from other hungry mouths, so be sure to hide them strategically!

Refrigerator: Once cool, transfer the bites to an airtight container or zip-top bag. Store them up to 3 days. A quick reheat in the oven before serving can bring back the golden crispness.

Freezer: Let them cool completely, then pack them in a single layer in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag. Squeeze out any excess air to prevent freezer burn. Freeze them for up to 3 months, ready to be defrosted and reheated whenever party cravings strike.

Reheating: When it comes to reviving your frozen bites, thawing overnight in the refrigerator is your safest bet. For a quicker option, pop them in a preheated oven at 350 °F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through. Just remember, reheating might make the pastry a little softer, but the flavor and melty brie bliss will remain undiminished.

Bonus Tip: Want to keep the pastry extra crispy even after storing? Brush the cooled bites with a thin layer of beaten egg wash before freezing. This magic trick creates a protective barrier that will help retain that golden crunch upon reheating.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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