Take it from someone who was once accused of being “obsessed with cheese”-these Brie Bites are the perfect mixture of gooey, flakey, melty, and flavorful. They’re the perfect snack or appetizer for any holiday gathering!
Brie Bites (makes ~9 bites)
1 sheet thawed puffed pastry
8 oz Parisian style brie cheese (you’ll only use about half of the package)
1/4 C pomegranate seeds
Egg wash (One egg whisked with 1 t water)
Rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray your sheet with non stick spray. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the brie wheel in half and shave off all of the brine. Cut 9 bite size squares of the cheese (ours were about 1/2inch by 1/2 inch). Also cut 9 small thin squares of brie and put off to the side. These will be to garnish the bites when they come out of the oven.
Next cut the thawed puffed pastry into 9 equal rectangles. Place a piece of brie on each pastry rectangle and top with a few pomegranate seeds.
Bring the sides of the pastry up around the cheese and pomegranate and pinch the edges to totally seal. Put on sheet sealed side down. Brush the top of each of your Brie Bites with egg wash, and top with a dash of salt.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. When they’re done, pull them from your oven and *top each one with the thin brie square and a couple pomegranate seeds. If you’re feeling festive, also add a rosemary garnish 🙂 The cheese on top will melt down over the bite into gooey perfection! Let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes and enjoy!
*As you see in our photos, we added the cheese and pomegranate seed topping before we put it in the oven. This was a mistake. The cheese fell off and melted on the pan instead of the brie bite 😦 Bad news bears. We’ve learned from our mistakes and now add the cheese and pomegranate garnish after it comes out of the oven. We wanted to pass on that piece of info to you to prevent any unnecessary wasting of cheese 🙂
These Brie Bites go great with wine or our First Frost Sangria (check our last blog post for this awesome cocktail recipe!). We don’t wanna sound cheesy (haha!), but you might want to invite some friends and family over, put on some Sinatra, and have yourself a merry little brie party 🙂
Brie love cheese,
Krista and Kelsey