Brie Bites

I'm sure you've been to a party where brie was served in a puff pastry.  It's an appetizer that I always enjoy making and it always seems to be a hit.  But as the party progresses and the brie cools down, frustration sets in. You go to dig into the brie and the cracker breaks, the brie won't spread and you now have cracker crumbs on your face.  (Can you tell I'm trying to sell you on my great new recipe!?) Wouldn't it be handy if this appetizer was bite sized?!

Brie Bites

After making a few alterations to a recipe I found online, brie bites (as we affectionally call them) have become my new go to appetizer.  They're delicious, bite size and super easy to eat.

I made these for a party last night, which gave me the perfect opportunity to share them with you!  And it gave me the excuse to use the new breadboard that I got as an early Christmas gift, too.

Here are the supplies and ingredients needed:

mini muffin tin, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, honey, puff pastry and brie.

Thaw puff pastry sheets for about an hour before you plan to prepare the brie bites.  Chop pecans into tiny pieces and mix into 1/2 cup honey.  Grease mini muffin tin. Using flour and a rolling pin, roll out puff pastry sheets.  Cut into 2  inch squares.  Place pastry squares in tin and scoop 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the honey/pecan mixture into the middle of each pastry.

Cut rind off brie and cut into small pieces (approx 1" square).  Place on top of honey/pecan mixture.

 Place another puff pastry square on top of the brie and squish all of the pastry into each muffin tin opening.  (I'm not a chef so you'll have to excuse my lack of technical cooking terms.  Surely there is a more appropriate word to use than 'squish'.)

Cook for 8 or 9 minutes at 400 degrees until puff pastry is golden in color.

 Let cool for a few minutes and place on a serving tray (or a new walnut cutting board!). Serve warm and eat up!

Breadboard from Vintage Home Designs
Happy cooking!!
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