If you’re looking for an easy, elevated appetizer you can throw together on a whim, I promise you need to look no further than our Baked Brie Bites.
Phyllo cups stuffed to the brim with melty brie, dolloped with sweet raspberry jam and finished off with a candied pecan, these guys are what cocktail party dreams are made of. Even better, they only require five simple ingredients, about 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking.
The beauty of our brie bites is they’re also totally customizable. Swap out the jam, add a different nut, whatever floats your boat.
Let’s get started.
Ingredients in brie bites
Phyllo. Instead of spending all your time layering phyllo sheets, grab these pre-made adorable phyllo cups. You can find them at pretty much any grocery these days in the freezer section.
Brie. Any brie will work here. Triple creme, stinky brie, whatever.
Jam. I had raspberry jam on hand so that’s what I used but cranberry, fig or any other jam works great
Nuts. I was basing this recipe off of our baked brie with candied pecans but in an easier bite-sized form. So! I thought why don’t I simply buy candied pecans for the store and pop one of those guys on top of the brie bites for the perfect sweet crunchy texture at the end? Worked flawlessly.
Salt. I like to finish these guys off with a sprinkle of maldon sea salt. You could also use a coarse sea salt of any kind or skip it altogether.
Let’s make Brie Bites
Slice the brie. Cut the brie into little 1/2-inch pieces.
Fill the cups. Line the phyllo cups on a small baking sheet. Place a piece of brie or two into each cup. Don’t be afraid to pack it in there as the brie will melt and fill the cup.
Jam. Dollop with a teaspoon of jam.
Bake. Slide into a 350 degree oven. Bake until the brie has melted, about 6-7 minutes.
Finish! Top with a candied pecan and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.
Can I make Brie Bites in advance?
Yes! Prep them ahead of time by adding the brie and jam to the phyllo. Cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 12 hours before baking. Follow the remaining instructions. You can also bake them ahead of time and pop them back into the oven for a few minutes to melt thee brie again.
- Use fig, cranberry or your favorite jam
- Any brie will work
- If the candied pecans are too sweet, try sprinkling the finished phyllo cups with chopped pistachios
- Skip the jam and drizzle with hot honey for a sweet and spicy take on the brie bites
Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success
- Not much to say here as these are pretty fool proof however make sure you don’t cook them for too long. The brie only needs a few minutes to cook.
- Try to serve them warm, you really want to capture the gooey brie!
- Make a double batch, they go fast!
- 2 1.9 oz packages phyllo shells
- 6 oz brie
- 1/4 cup raspberry jam (or your favorite jam)
- 24 candied pecans
- maldon salt for sprinkling
- 1 baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Line the phyllo cups up on the baking sheet.
- Slice the brie into 1/2-inch pieces. Stuff the brie into the phyllo cups. Don't be afraid to fill them pretty cull, the brie will melt. Top with a 1/2 teaspoon jam. Bake in the oven just until the brie melts, about 6-7 minutes.
- Top each brie bite with a candied pecan and then sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.