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Brie and Cranberry Tarts – simple and delicious to make. Puff pastry topped with apricot preserves, sliced brie, and sugared cranberries. You can use this as an appetizer or as a dessert.

I love making different cranberry recipes during the Thanksgiving holiday. Recently I made these Cranberry Orange Scones, this amazing Christmas Morning Punch, and now these tasty brie and cranberry bites.

I love how simple this recipe is, but for the most part, I love how full of flavor each bite is.

How to Make Brie Cranberry Tarts

As I stated above, this recipe is one of the easiest you will make.

Start by thawing your puff pastry sheets. Once they are thawed, cut into 4 rectangles. You can make smaller ones by cutting it into 6 but I like making them a little bigger.

Top each one with about a teaspoon and a half of your favorite preserves. For this one I used apricot, but you can even use my homemade fig jam as well.

Then slice your brie and put a couple of slices on top, and then smush the sugared cranberries into the brie so that they stay put.

Now, fold the edges around the brie and cranberries so that everything stays in while cooking. Brush with egg whites and sprinkle on coarse sugar on top.

While it is baking, it will puff up and will look like everything is going to slide off. Don't touch it! When it gets done baking and as it sets to cool, it will settle. If some of the cranberries fall off, simply put them back on.

And that's it. That is how simple this recipe is. In 20 minutes this beautiful appetizer/dessert will be done.

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Yield: 12

Brie and Cranberry Tarts

Brie and Cranberry Tarts

Flaky crust, melty cheese, and sugared cranberries make for the perfect holiday appeitzer

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounce wheel of Brie with rind on cut into slices
  • 8 teaspoons of apricot preserves (or your favorite preserves)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, cranberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
    3. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 rectangles for bigger pastries, and 6 rectangles for smaller pastries
    4. Spread each rectangle with about 1 teaspoon apricot preserves, leaving a 1/4 inch border.
    5. Top with 2 slices of brie and then mound the cranberries over the brie, pressing them into the brie to stick.
    6. Fold the edges of the pastry over to keep everything inside the pastry.
    7. Brush the edges of pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
    8. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the brie is melted.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g

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