Monday, 23 December 2013

last minute canapés

So, tomorrow is Christmas Eve, which means festive drinks and nibbles all round! Whether you're staying in with family, having people round for drinks or going to a festive gathering, these little brie and cranberry puff pastry bites will be perfect. Crisp, flaky pastry filled with gooey warm brie and sweet cranberry sauce - these are to die for!

For 24 bites
2 packs puff pastry (pre rolled)
1 large brie
1 jar cranberry sauce
1 egg

Cut the pastry into 12 squares - if you're looking at the pastry rolled out to landscape, cut it into three rows and four columns. Pop these squares into a muffin tray, wiggling the edges round so they fit snugly. Add a small square of brie (as tempting as it is to add a big chunk, they will just end up spilling out) and half a teaspoon of cranberry sauce. Gently pull the corners of pastry in together and brush with a beaten egg. Cook on 180c for about 10 minutes then leave to cool on a wire rack. You'll want to eat these warm, so before serving pop them in the oven again on 180c for a few minutes, this should crisp them up further, make them more golden brown and deliciously warm and gooey. 

All in all, it takes about 5 minutes to prepare these and then 10 minutes to cook. Super quick, easy and skill-free. They are so delish, and perfect for pre-Christmas drinks parties or cuddling up at home in the warm. Thank me later! Below are some mince pies I made alongside these cheesy bites, and some more Pinterest inspired Christmas nibble ideas. I'll have one of each please!

And finally, have a gorgeous Christmas - eat, drink and be merry! After all, this is the time of year you can eat copious amounts with zero guilt. It'd be rude not to! See you on the other side...



  1. They look like little mouthfuls of pure joy!

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

  2. Everything looks delicious! x

  3. Oh those look absolutely gorgeous :) I love Cranberry sauce.
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  4. These look so good! I've been having brie and cranberry with everything this week :)

    Christy x
    Another Weekend Without Make-up

  5. such delicious looking food.
    Happy Christmas

  6. YUMMM those look so good! Def going on the plan for next Christmas (this year I've already bought too much haha)
    Daniella x


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