Brie and Cherry Pastry Cups

Top bite-size puff pastry with creamy Brie, sweet cherry preserves and crunchy pecans for an easy, elegant appetizer.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
sheet frozen puff pastry (from 17.3-ounce package), thawed
1/3
to 1/2 cup red cherry preserves
4
ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2x1/2-inch pieces (36 pieces)
1/4
cup chopped pecans
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.