3-Ingredient Cranberry-Brie Bites


Baked Brie is a perennially popular appetizer. Here, we complement the Brie with tart cranberry sauce and bake it in pretty individual tartlets using premade pie crust for an ultra-easy crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 bite


  • 1 (7 to 8 ounce) prepared pie crust (1/2 of a 14 ounce package; see Tip)

  • ½ cup prepared cranberry sauce or homemade (see associated recipe), divided

  • 3 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 24 pieces, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. 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 prepared muffin 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.

  3. Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each cup, then top with a piece of Brie. Return to the oven and bake until the sauce is hot and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives, if desired, and serve warm.

    3-Ingredient Cranberry-Brie Bites


If you have time and enjoy making pastry, you can make you own crust. EatingWell's Butter Pastry Dough (see associated recipe) is easy to make and healthier than most recipes.

Associated Recipes

The Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Butter Pastry Dough

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

55 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Serving Size 1 bite
Calories 55
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 1g 3%
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 56IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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