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Every winter, Cindy hosts an appetizer party for all of the women in her family. Each woman makes her favorite appetizer and brings it to share with all the guests. Lindsey’s favorite thing to make? Brie with honey and preserves, baked in puff pastry. The cheese would get all melty and gooey and the sweetness from the honey and preserves made it almost like a dessert. The only problem with the brie was that it could get very messy – cheese and honey would ooze out everywhere! So when Cindy found the recipe for baked brie bites on Pinterest, we knew we had to try it. And it was even better than we anticipated.

Baked Brie Bites | Plain Chicken
Baked brie is everything you could ask for in a dish – sweet but savory, rich but with a feeling of airiness from the puff pastry – but it’s messy! These baked brie bites are perfect because they combine everything we love about baked brie into finger-sized mess free bites. When Lindsey goes to parties, her friends beg her to bring these bites!

briebitesupcloseOoey, gooey and perfect.

briebitesingredientsCheck it out – fewer than five ingredients! You’ll love us for how easy this is.

briebitesbeforeovenPlace a cube of brie in each phyllo tart. (Really load up the tarts with the cheese – it will melt down!)

briebiteswithbrownsugarSprinkle each tart with approximately 1/2 tsp brown sugar, or a little more, if you’re feeling generous!

briebiteswithbrownsugarandnutsTop with chopped nuts, if you’re feeling nutty. If not, these bites are also delicious without nuts.

Drizzle with honey.Drizzle with honey.

briebitesupcloseHello, beautiful.

Brie bites with raspberry preserves. Mmm!

If you’re feeling adventurous, add in some preserves to bring a little more tartness and sweetness to the dish.

Here’s the Recipe:
Mini phyllo tarts (you can buy these premade at the grocery)
Wheel of brie, cubed
Brown sugar
Chopped pecans
Fruit preserves (we used Raspberry, but peach, apricot or strawberry would all be delish!)

Preheat oven to 350.

Place a cube of brie in each phyllo tart. Be sure to fill the tarts up with a lot of cheese – it will melt down.

Sprinkle each tart with approximately 1/2 tsp brown sugar. Top with approximately 1/2 tsp chopped pecans and a dollop of honey.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until brie is melted. Then get ready to see these bites fly off the plate!

Nom. nom. nom.