Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites are a delicious handheld, bite-sized appetizer that is perfect for the holidays. A combination of the sweet and tart cranberry and orange flavoring on top of a creamy brie cheese all piled into a buttery, flaky crescent dough cup. YUM!!

These little beauties are the perfect handheld bite. They’ve got everything a good finger food should have – sweetness from the cranberry and orange sauce, creamy cheesy brie and a crunchy vessel made from bread dough to hold it all in!


  • 8 ounce tube crescent roll dough
  • flour for rolling out the dough
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup whole cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios, pecans or walnuts
  • fresh rosemary or candied orange pieces for garnish

The Recipe

  • To start, you’ll need a mini muffin pan, the one with 24 cups. Spray them really well with nonstick cooking spray or use tulip baking liners. Preheat your oven – it will be ready to bake once you finish prepping the ingredients.

  • Cut up 6 ounces of brie into small squares that will fit into the mini muffin tin cups. Mine were about 3/4-inch to 1-inch in size. You can find a wheel of brie in 6 ounce wheels at most grocery stores, but If you need to buy a larger one, just eat the rest! Feel free to leave the rind on because it’s edible. Keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to assemble the bites.

  • Combine cranberry sauce and orange marmalade and set that aside as well.

  • Roll out crescent roll dough and cut it into 24 squares. Use flour on your cutting board to keep it from sticking. Press the cracks in the dough together and stretch the dough out into a square shape so you can cut evenly. Press those squares into each muffin cup.

  • Grab the brie squares and set one into each muffin cup. Drizzle a little of the cranberry sauce mixture on top and around the cheese square. Top cranberries with a small sprig of rosemary or some candied orange peels and some chopped pistachios or pecans.

  • Bake for 10-13 minutes. Oven temperatures can vary so watch closely after 10 minutes so your cranberry brie bites don’t burn.

*It has been recommended to use tulip baking liners in pan

Tips, Tricks and Storage

Can cranberry brie bites be made in advance? 

Because we’re using Pillsbury crescent dough to keep it super simple, these are best baked and served immediately. If you want to make them in advance, I’d recommend using puff pastry dough instead.

How do you reheat cranberry brie bites? 

Place the bites on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes or until heated through.

How to you store leftovers? 

Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months and reheat from frozen in a 350 degree oven.

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