Baked brie is a perennially popular appetizer. Here, we complement the Brie with tart cranberry sauce and bake it in pretty individual tartelettes using pre-made pie crust for an ultra-easy crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
Unroll pie crust onto a cutting board or clean surface. Flatten dough to about 12 inches in diameter. Cut 24 2-inch circles out of the dough with a biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps if needed. Place the dough circles in the muffin tin cups, gently pressing on the bottom and sides. Prick the dough with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each cup, then top with a piece of Brie. Return to the oven and bake until sauce is hot and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives, if desired, and serve warm.
Tip: If you have time and enjoy making pastry, you can make you own crust. Eating Well's Butter Pastry Dough is easy to make and healthier than most recipes.
55 calories;3 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 56 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 59 mg sodium; 15 mg potassium