Sweet and savory brie bites
I'm a bit obsessed with anything made with puff pastry these days. It is always on reserve in my freezer and makes beautiful dishes! Today's star of the puff pastry dish is brie. I'm a big cheese fan and have been snacking on brie at multiple parties throughout the holidays. It's a mild cheese and most people are e big fan, making it a perfect star for any party dish. Today's dish is a delicious sweet and savory treat puff pastry appetizer.
1 sheet of puff pastry dough
1 small wheel of brie (I used the light brie to save us some calories)
1/2 c sweet jam (I used raspberry)
1/2 c savory jam (I used pepper jelly)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Unroll your sheet of puff pastry dough. I removed the parchment paper and rolled it out a bit more on a flour surface. Once your dough is ready, cut it with a pizza cutter into small squares. It's okay if they aren't perfect. Next prepare you brie. I go ahead and trim off the rind, even though it is okay to eat. Some people get concerned, so just as easy to remove it for a party. Cube up your brie into 1/4-1/2" cubes, and add one to half of your puff pastry squares.
Prepare a cookie sheet with aluminum foil to help with any jelly spillover. Place your puff pastry squares with brie on the foil. Take just a dab of your sweet jelly and add it to half of the brie/pastry squares. Then take your savory jelly and do the same to the remaining pieces.
Finally cover your pieces with the remaining squares of puff pastry. Add a slit to the top of these pieces to help them stay attached to the bottom anchor pieces.
Cook for 12-13 minutes at 425. Watch them closely as you want them to puff, but not over brown. Serve warm. If you do make these ahead of time, place on a oven safe dish, put them in a mild oven, 200 degrees and heat them for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is soft.
Adaption: You can also place the bites into small muffin tins, but I think it's harder for the bottom pieces to cook evenly. I tried both options!