Monday, June 17, 2013

Brie Bites

So I normally never post recipes that I didn't in fact try because what would be the point of that, however, I had such glowing reviews from these Brie Bites that I had to post. I helped host a baby shower on Saturday and these were the favorite from our spread by far. These precious popsicle sticks made them extra cute!

A few tips with these...definitely use parchment paper, allow yourself enough time to make these and I put my puff pastry in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, but still remain cold and that worked perfectly.

Bite-sized Baked Brie - Joy the Baker

Bite-sized Baked Brie from Joy the Baker
makes 24 squares
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed but still cold
1/2 wedge of brie (about 4 ounces), cold
1/3 cup fruit jam 
1 large egg, beaten
splash of milk
coarse sea salt
24 popsicle sticks
All-butter, store bought puff pastry  usually comes frozen and folded into thirds. Cut the puff pastry into thirds along the creases. Cut each panel into four pieces. They’ll be 2 1/4-inch tall and 3-inches wide.  One sheet of puff pastry will yield 12 rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half. You’ll have 24 little rectangles that will create 12 little rectangle pockets.
Combine beaten egg and splash of milk. Brush 12 of the small rectangles with egg wash. Place a popsicle stick halfway up the puff pastry and press in gently. Place a small sliver of brie (rind and all) on top of the egg wash (and stick). Top with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam. Take another square of puff pastry and press between your fingers to make the rectangle slightly bigger. Place puff pastry on top of the cheese and jam. Use a fork to press the edges together. The egg wash will act as  glue. Make sure to seal the edges well by crimping with the fork. Prick the top lightly with a fork.
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place prepared brie bites on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with a touch of coarsely ground sea salt.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


  1. Can you post every recipe??? The food was SO SO good! The zucchini muffin/manchego/ham bites were divine. And the artichoke mini things! I finally had to go brush my teeth last night so I would stop eating the rice krispy treat leftovers.
    You outdid yourself, NLB!

  2. I am Hads!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it all! And those zucchini muffins were my fav too. xoxoxo