Baked Cranberry Brie Bites

Baked Cranberry Brie Bites – These easy appetizers are savory-sweet with a garnish of cranberry preserves and pistachios. Perfect for a holiday party snack!

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Once upon a time, the only appetizer I ever made was baked brie.

You know… the old classic wheel of brie wrapped in puff pastry and topped with jam or berries?

I had a special relationship with that molten bundle and it played the part of my escort to many a holiday gathering.

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Brie Bites

Yet as time progressed, I felt the need to branch out in my party food endeavors. For a few years I made appetizer after appetizer, each one more delectable than the one before.

Out of sight out of mind for baked brie?

Never. With baked brie, absence only made the heart grow fonder.

So I’ve brought it back with a vengeance, creating all sorts of baked brie recipes including this itty bitty spin on the classic.

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In today’s recipe I used Athens Mini Fillo Shells to make easy-to-hold baked brie bites, that just might be the world’s easiest party snack.

I love using Athens Mini Fillo Shells this time of year because they are the perfect crispy palette for all your favorite holiday flavors.

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Cranberry Brie Bites

With only four ingredients, and 5 minutes in the oven, I may never go back to baking the whole wheel of brie.

Crisp pastry, oozing cheese, tangy cranberry preserves, and salty pistachios.

I think I’ve struck baked brie gold!

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This would be the perfect starter for your Thanksgiving feast this year.

Use a little of your cranberry sauce to top each baked brie bite. They are so easy to make your kids could do it for you while you’re whipping up the sweet potatoes and gravy.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Athens Foods. All opinions are always my own.

See the recipe card below for how to make Baked Cranberry Brie Bites. Enjoy!

5 from 14 votes

Baked Cranberry Brie Bites

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Baked Cranberry Brie Bites - These easy appetizers are savory-sweet with a garnish of cranberry preserves and pistachios. Perfect for a holiday party snack!

Servings: 15 bites
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cranberry Brie Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 box Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • 4 ounces brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Athens Mini Fillo Shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Cut the brie into small 1/2 teaspoon-sized chunks and place one in each mini fillo shell. Bake for 5 minutes, until the brie is melted.

  3. Remove from the oven and dollop a scant spoonful of cranberry sauce on each little brie tart. Sprinkle with pistachios and serve warm.

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62 comments on “Baked Cranberry Brie Bites

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  2. Kerryposted November 18, 2018 at 11:41 am Reply

    This looks delicious! How would I go about making it gluten free? Do you know of any substitute GF dough?

    • Sommer Collierposted November 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply

      Hi Kerry,

      I haven’t seen gluten free fillo shells, but I have seen gf pie crust. You could cut it out in little circles and bake them in mini muffin tins. You can also make it yourself. Use a regular pie crust recipe and substitute gf 1-to-1 baking mix. Here’s our recipe:

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  4. Nutritionist Miraposted November 8, 2018 at 9:37 am Reply

    Wow really nice and awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.

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  6. Barbaraposted December 26, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply

    I did this for our Christmas Eve dinner as an appetizer. I used Apricot preserves instead of cranberry. I skipped the pistachios. Delicious and got plenty of compliments from guests.

  7. Carol A.posted December 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Soooo cute, and elegant!!!

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  14. Kathyposted November 19, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

    Hi, I can’t wait to try this recipe. Do you leave the rind on the brie or remove it when cubing the cheese?

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  18. Snehalposted December 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm Reply

    I made these for my Thanksgiving dinner – it was a huge hit!

  19. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted November 29, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

    Made these for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved them. I substituted pecans. Such a great, easy appetizer.

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  22. Jenny Flakeposted November 20, 2013 at 7:32 am Reply

    What a perfect little appetizer! Great idea!

  23. Coco in the Kitchenposted November 11, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    SO cute and easy. I thought you’d made the phyllo cups yourself, Sommer. I’m going to look for them @ the market today!

  24. Carolposted November 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Any way to reheat in the microwave? Seems like they would become soggy.

    • Sommerposted November 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

      Hi Carol, they are just so fast to make, I would always make them fresh and not try to reheat.

  25. Monicaposted November 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Yum, so going to try these, I have a spicy raspberry jam that I know would go awesome with these! :)

  26. Gailposted November 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm Reply

    I will be making these with my homemade cranberry-quince preserves!

  27. Nutmeg Nannyposted November 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply

    I don’t think there is a more perfect appetizer…. YUM!!

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  30. Shainaposted November 7, 2013 at 8:33 am Reply

    So good! I love baked brie, and this makes it so much easier to eat at a buffet-style party.

  31. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted November 6, 2013 at 9:32 am Reply

    There couldn’t be a more perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving – simple, gorgeous, ultra tasty!

  32. Marlyposted November 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Beautiful shots, as always! What a great recipe for the holidays!

  33. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.alposted November 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

    these are perfect for the holidays :)

  34. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

    You had me at baked brie, wonderful little bites!

  35. Julia | JuliasAlbum.composted November 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Such gorgeous brie bites made with phyllo dough! I used to bake with phyllo all the time but have not lately. You’re reminding me of this great ingredient that I should start using again, especially to make beautiful appetizers like these ones!

  36. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavorposted November 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Seriously so in love with these brie bites! They are so perfect and incredibly easy!

  37. Gabyposted November 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    omg hell yes!

  38. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted November 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Such pretty and party perfect appetizers!

  39. Lail | With A Spinposted November 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

    I love phyllo shells and they are my go to items for quick and elegant appetizers. I often make this version of the make brie and love it. Yours look very elegant and festive.

  40. Heather Christoposted November 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm Reply

    These are totally adorable and look delicious!

  41. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm Reply

    These baked brie bites are so flipping cute, Sommer! I think they would be a hit for the holidays!

  42. Mercedesposted November 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    I love the flavor combination and the colors of this appetizer!

  43. naomiposted November 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

    I love those shells-makes everything so convenient. Lovely recipe as well–what a great holiday appetizer this will be.

  44. Jodee Weilandposted November 4, 2013 at 11:31 am Reply

    What a great idea! I will definitely be making these for our holiday parties!

  45. marlaposted November 4, 2013 at 10:27 am Reply

    These look great Sommer! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

  46. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 4, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

    These are so cute! They’re the perfect little bite-sized appetizer for Thanksgiving :)

  47. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 4, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

    What a perfect party idea!

  48. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted November 4, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

    The perfect little bite for me!!

  49. Liz @ Virtually Homemadeposted November 4, 2013 at 8:58 am Reply

    I have loved baked brie all my life. What a great and easy way to prepare it.

  50. Aimeeposted November 4, 2013 at 8:50 am Reply

    So easy and elegant, Sommer!

  51. Jerlynnposted November 4, 2013 at 8:36 am Reply

    I absolutely cannot wait to make this for our holiday work party! I needed something festive and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

  52. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 4, 2013 at 7:57 am Reply

    What a nice holiday appetizer!

  53. Karlyposted November 4, 2013 at 7:49 am Reply

    What a perfect twist to the classic baked brie! Love this!!

  54. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted November 4, 2013 at 7:47 am Reply

    This is totally up my alley, I’m a big brie girl. Thanks for sharing!

  55. Tieghanposted November 4, 2013 at 7:42 am Reply

    Perfect for holidays!! Festive and SO good!

  56. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted November 4, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    These are so cute. Great for the upcoming Christmas parties.

  57. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 4, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    I’ve only made baked brie a handful of times but I love this version! So pretty too!

  58. Mariaposted November 4, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    Perfect holiday appetizer!

  59. Jeanetteposted November 4, 2013 at 7:08 am Reply

    Love how festive these look Sommer + they are so easy to make!

  60. Becca @ Amuse Your Boucheposted November 4, 2013 at 6:23 am Reply

    Love these! We quite often have brie with jam/cranberry sauce at Christmas time but don’t think we’ve ever added pistachios, great idea! Love how they’re served in little cups too, so cute! Perfect appetiser for holiday parties :)