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These were FANTASTIC! They were simple to make and impressive enough that people thought I spent a lot of time on them! The people who were less-adventurous and had never had brie, were so surprised that they liked something new! Haha. After making them once as-is, I experimented with them some-- you can use the exact same recipe and substitute Lil' Smokies cut in half for the cranberry and they make an awesome savory bite. Another thing-- you can use Pillsbury croissants (in a can) if you can't find puff pastry!

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HeyLillie July 08, 2010

Awesome! I think I got mine a little too full because the cheese bubbled out and ran over but it didn't stick so cleaned up easily enough. Instead of cranberry sauce I used leftover cranberry chutney from Kicked-Up Turkey & Havarti Melt. Also used a goat cheese brie which was a little runnier than I expected so that might have added to the bubbling over issue. Anyway, these are fab and I will be making them again for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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flower7 January 29, 2012

These are so good and so easy! I used less cheese (a 7oz triangle) and less cranberries. I would have like more cranberries, but I don't know how you get more to fit without them spilling over the side (and causing them to stick). Mine took 20 minutes to bake. I made them a few hours ahead. I had leftovers the next day and they were still great - you could definitely make these ahead of time and leave covered in the fridge until serving.

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lmvantassel December 07, 2009

This will make your party table look very festive. They are easy to make and the brie cheese with the cranberry is a great combination. I used the jellied cranberry sauce this time, but plan to use the canned whole berry next. These need to be cooled a little more to let the cheese cool before biting into. That cheese comes out really hot, OUCH! Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup (July '10-Jan '11)

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Charlotte J January 11, 2011

Yummy! I served these on new years eve and everyone loved them. I used raspberry preserves instead of Cranberry sauce and it was great. thanks!

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AngieBee January 01, 2011

This is a fantastic recipe. The brie/cranberry combination is devine. I used phyllo dough, 2 sheets thick, and used the mini-muffin pan to hold it together, twisting the tops into little pouches and brushing with melted butter. I didn't use a full T of the sauce, maybe 3/4 of a t instead. Also, made half with fig preserves which was also very good. A sure winner.

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ltcheesewhiz December 20, 2010

Very easy and delicious! Will definitely be making them again. They are a little large for "bite size" appetizers, more like 2-4 bites each even in the mini muffin tins I have.

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jswinks January 05, 2010

These were yummy! I didn't read the part about only letting them partially cool before removing from the tins, so mine stuck quite a bit. They were really ugly, but I got a lot of compliments on them.

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) December 28, 2009

These were really good, and so easy! My cooking time was more like 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

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bzsoccermom December 07, 2009

Made as directed for pre-Thanksgiving day dinner appy. OMG! These were so easy to put together and once everyone had tasted them, they flew off the platter. What I like about them is how they look so upscale and elegant while being super easy. Nice flavor...thanks for sharing.

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16Paws November 27, 2009
Cranberry Brie Bites