Top bite-size puff pastry with creamy Brie, sweet cherry preserves and crunchy pecans for an easy, elegant appetizer.
sheet frozen puff pastry (from 17.3-ounce package), thawed
to 1/2 cup red cherry preserves
ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2x1/2-inch pieces (36 pieces)
cup chopped pecans
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Heat oven to 375°. Spray 36 miniature muffin cups, 1 3/4x1 inch, with cooking spray. Cut pastry into 36 (1 1/2-inch) squares. Slightly press each square into muffin cup; press center with finger.
Bake 10 minutes. Press center with handle of wooden spoon. Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until golden brown. Immediately press again in center. Fill each with about 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Top with cheese piece, pecans and chives.
Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
If you like spicy foods, try substituting red or green jalapeño jelly for the cherry preserves. It's a delicious touch of sweet and spice!
Go ahead and assemble the cups and bake up to 4 hours in advance, omitting the final bake time for melting the cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until
ready to bake. Right before serving, heat at 375° just until warm and cheese is melted.
Arrange these pretty appetizer cups on tiered serving plates with fresh rosemary and cherries.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.