|Cranberry Pepper Jelly + Goat Cheese Baked Brie Bites|
|layers of puff pastry, goat cheese brie, + cranberry pepper jelly|
|using our adorable poptart cutter to make hand-held baked brie bites|
|place them on a baking sheet and brush with some egg wash|
|bake them until they are golden brown and devour all of them immediately|
For the Baked Brie Bites:
2 Sheets of Store-Bought Puff Pastry, Thawed & Still Cold
4oz Goat Cheese or Classic Brie, Cold
Homemade Cranberry Pepper Jelly
1 Large Egg, Beaten
Splash of Heavy Cream
Fleur de Sel or Raw Sugar, For Sprinkling
1. Prepping the Puff Pastry: All-butter, store bought puff pastry usually comes frozen and folded into thirds. We’re going to use these folded thirds to our advantage. 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.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat. Set this aside.
3. Making the Jelly-Brie Bites: Combine beaten egg and splash of heavy cream. Brush 12 of the small rectangles with egg wash. Place a small sliver of Brie (we like the rind removed, but it can be left on and it’ll still taste great) on top of the egg wash (and stick). Top with a small spoonful of the homemade cranberry pepper jelly. 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 or you can use a pop tart cutter like I had. The egg wash will act as glue. Make sure to seal the edges well by crimping with the fork. Prick the tops of the pastry lightly with a fork in order to let the steam escape the inside of the pastry. Place the stuffed puff pastry squares onto the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with some of the egg wash. If you want you can sprinkle with a little fleur de sel (or even some raw sugar for a sweeter pastry).
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and turned to a beautiful golden brown. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving. These baked Brie bites taste best warm, but are also fine at room temperature!
source: bite sized baked brie bites.