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Cranberry Brie Bites

Baked Cranberry Brie Bites – These easy appetizers are savory-sweet with a garnish of cranberry preserves and pistachios. Perfect for a holiday party snack!

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Baked Brie Bites

Once upon a time, the only appetizer I ever made was baked brie.

You know… the old classic wheel of brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry and topped with jam or berries?

I had a special relationship with this molten bundle and it played the part of my escort to many a holiday gathering.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Yet as time progressed, I felt the need to branch out in my party food endeavors. For a few years I made appetizer after appetizer, each one more delectable than the one before.

Out of sight out of mind for baked brie in puff pastry?

Never. With baked brie, absence only makes the heart grow fonder.

So I’ve brought it back with a vengeance, creating all sorts of baked brie recipes including this itty bitty spin on the classic.

In today’s recipe, I used Athens Mini Fillo Shells to make easy-to-hold baked brie bites, which just might be the world’s easiest party snack.

I love using Athens Mini Fillo Shells this time of year because they are the perfect crispy palette for all your favorite holiday flavors.

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Mini Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe

With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes in the oven, I may never go back to baking the whole wheel of brie!

Crisp pastry, oozing cheese, tangy cranberry preserves, and salty pistachios.

I think I’ve struck baked brie gold!

This would be the perfect starter for your Thanksgiving feast this year.

Use a little of your cranberry sauce to top each baked brie bite. They are so easy to make your kids could do it for you while you’re whipping up the sweet potatoes and gravy.

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Perfect Holiday Appetizer Recipe Ingredients

Crunchy savory-sweet gooey Baked Brie Bites require only 4 ingredients to make…

  • Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • Brie cheese
  • Cranberry sauce – Homemade or store-bought
  • Pistachios
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How To Make Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Athens Mini Fillo Shells on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Cut the brie with a knife into small 1/2 teaspoon-sized chunks and place one in each mini fillo shell. Bake cut brie in phyllo cups for 5 minutes, until the brie is melted.
  3. Remove from the oven and dollop a scant spoonful of cranberry sauce on each little brie tart. Sprinkle with a pinch of small pieces of pistachios.

See the Recipe Card Below for How To Make Cranberry Brie Bites.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this a gluten-free dish?

I haven’t seen gluten-free fillo shells, but I have seen gluten-free pie crust. You could cut it out in little circles and bake them in mini muffin tins. You can also make gluten free pie crust from scratch. Use a regular pie crust recipe and substitute GF 1-to-1 baking mix.

Is there a way to reheat them?

These little bites are super fast to make, therefore I find it easier to make them fresh each time. However, store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to use, pop them in a 350 degrees oven for 3-5 minutes. I do not suggest storing leftovers in a freezer-safe container for freezing. 

Mini Baked Brie Recipe Swaps

Don’t Like Brie? You can use little dollops of chevre goat cheese instead!

Can’t Find Cranberry Sauce? Try cherry preserves, orange marmalade, raspberry jam, apricot jam, or pepper jelly.

Want To Use Another Nut? Blanche almonds or toasted walnuts/pecans are a great choice.

Do The Puff Pastry Shells Need to Be Frozen?

You can purchase the freezer fresh pastry from the freezer section of your local grocery store, or you can make your own with puff pastry sheets and cut the dough on the seams and then into pastry squares and press them into a mini muffin pan. 

More Baked Brie Recipes

Other party snack recipes you might enjoy:

Check the printable recipe card below for this appetizers nutrition information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin c, and calcium percentages.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Athens Foods. All opinions are always my own.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Baked Brie Bites Recipe – These easy appetizers are savory-sweet with a garnish of cranberry preserves and pistachios. Perfect for a holiday party snack!
Servings: 15 bites


  • 1 box Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Athens Mini Fillo Shells on a baking sheet.
  • Cut the brie into small 1/2 teaspoon-sized chunks and place one in each mini fillo shell. Bake for 5 minutes, until the brie is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and dollop a scant spoonful of cranberry sauce on each little brie tart. Sprinkle with pistachios and serve warm.



Serving: 1bite, Calories: 60kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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76 comments on “Cranberry Brie Bites”

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  2. These are so simple and so fancy! I love making them for parties. So few ingredients, yet such a tasty little appetizer!

  3. I have made these several times and always a hit! I’ve made them exact to the recipe and have also tried variations. Today I am making them with cherry preserves because I forgot the cranberry sauce when at the store. That variation I haven’t tried yet but I see you recommend it as a swap if needed. You can also try Sunny Cranberry trail mix instead of just pistachios. I find that at Target. It’s delicious!

  4. These were perfect for my holiday table, these were gone in a flash.

  5. This is so good!! Everyone at my house really loved it! Such an amazing appetizer!

  6. the mixture of cranberry, brie and pistachios is one of my favorites!

  7. These were a huge hit at my house! Perfect for entertaining!

  8. These are the best! They were such a hit and I plan to make them again for sure! 

  9. I don’t eat brie often, but this is amazing! 

  10. Brie and cranberry has to be my favorite combination!

  11. I brought these to our Thanksgiving dinner and my sister in aw just asked me to make them again for Christmas! What a huge hit!

  12. these sound & look amazing! 

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  16. This looks delicious! How would I go about making it gluten free? Do you know of any substitute GF dough?

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  18. Wow really nice and awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.

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  20. I did this for our Christmas Eve dinner as an appetizer. I used Apricot preserves instead of cranberry. I skipped the pistachios. Delicious and got plenty of compliments from guests.

  21. Soooo cute, and elegant!!!

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  28. Hi, I can’t wait to try this recipe. Do you leave the rind on the brie or remove it when cubing the cheese?

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  32. I made these for my Thanksgiving dinner – it was a huge hit!

  33. Made these for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved them. I substituted pecans. Such a great, easy appetizer.

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  36. What a perfect little appetizer! Great idea!

  37. SO cute and easy. I thought you’d made the phyllo cups yourself, Sommer. I’m going to look for them @ the market today!

  38. Any way to reheat in the microwave? Seems like they would become soggy.

  39. Yum, so going to try these, I have a spicy raspberry jam that I know would go awesome with these! :)

  40. I will be making these with my homemade cranberry-quince preserves!

  41. I don’t think there is a more perfect appetizer…. YUM!!

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  44. So good! I love baked brie, and this makes it so much easier to eat at a buffet-style party.

  45. There couldn’t be a more perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving – simple, gorgeous, ultra tasty!

  46. Beautiful shots, as always! What a great recipe for the holidays!

  47. these are perfect for the holidays :)

  48. You had me at baked brie, wonderful little bites!

  49. Such gorgeous brie bites made with phyllo dough! I used to bake with phyllo all the time but have not lately. You’re reminding me of this great ingredient that I should start using again, especially to make beautiful appetizers like these ones!

  50. Seriously so in love with these brie bites! They are so perfect and incredibly easy!

  51. Such pretty and party perfect appetizers!

  52. I love phyllo shells and they are my go to items for quick and elegant appetizers. I often make this version of the make brie and love it. Yours look very elegant and festive.

  53. These are totally adorable and look delicious!

  54. These baked brie bites are so flipping cute, Sommer! I think they would be a hit for the holidays!

  55. I love the flavor combination and the colors of this appetizer!

  56. I love those shells-makes everything so convenient. Lovely recipe as well–what a great holiday appetizer this will be.

  57. What a great idea! I will definitely be making these for our holiday parties!

  58. These look great Sommer! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

  59. These are so cute! They’re the perfect little bite-sized appetizer for Thanksgiving :)

  60. The perfect little bite for me!!

  61. I have loved baked brie all my life. What a great and easy way to prepare it.

  62. So easy and elegant, Sommer!

  63. I absolutely cannot wait to make this for our holiday work party! I needed something festive and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

  64. What a nice holiday appetizer!

  65. What a perfect twist to the classic baked brie! Love this!!

  66. This is totally up my alley, I’m a big brie girl. Thanks for sharing!

  67. Perfect for holidays!! Festive and SO good!

  68. These are so cute. Great for the upcoming Christmas parties.

  69. I’ve only made baked brie a handful of times but I love this version! So pretty too!

  70. Perfect holiday appetizer!

  71. Love how festive these look Sommer + they are so easy to make!

  72. Love these! We quite often have brie with jam/cranberry sauce at Christmas time but don’t think we’ve ever added pistachios, great idea! Love how they’re served in little cups too, so cute! Perfect appetiser for holiday parties :)