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Brie Cherry Pastry Cups

Golden brown and flaky, these bite-sized puff pastries with creamy Brie and sweet cherry preserves could easily double as a scrumptious dessert. —Marilyn McSween, Mentor, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  • Unfold puff pastry; cut into 36 squares. Gently press squares onto the bottoms of 36 greased miniature muffin cups.
  • Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in.-deep indentation in the center of each. Bake until golden brown, 6-8 minutes longer. With spoon handle, press squares down again.
  • Spoon 1/2 rounded teaspoon of preserves into each cup. Top with cheese; sprinkle with nuts and chives. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 61 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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