I call this the lazy man’s appetizer! It’s so easy-to-make, that anyone can make it! And because my kids are always after me to help, I recruited my little boys to help make these appetizers! They want to help make Saturday morning pancakes, decorate the house for the holidays get their little hands into everything. So, why not put them to work making things easier for mommy?
After I cut the Brie cheese into little pieces, the boys filled them with cheese and pecans, and then I baked them. After they cooled a couple minutes, the boys topped them with cranberry sauce! “Easy peasy, lizzard squeezy” one of them said! Yep, that about sums up these easy-to-make cranberry baked Brie appetizers!
With only four ingredients, you can make these yummy appetizers. What’s great too is you can prep them ahead, bake them when you’re ready and then top them with cranberry sauce just before serving. You’ll have a festive appetizer to serve your guests!
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Easy-to-Make Cranberry Pecan Brie Phyllo Appetizers
So many people like baked brie that you can’t go wrong with this appetizer. It’s not only easy, it’s tastes so good! Add this to your list of easy appetizers. Phyllo shells are cheap too. I found them in the freezer section near the puff pastry but, they were NOT in the freezer. But, you can buy them here on Amazon.
Everyone is looking for easy appetizers to make for parties. The red cranberry sauce is so festive too! You can use your favorite cranberry sauce for this recipe but, I have to tell you about my Lemon Ginger Cranberry Relish that would be awesome for this recipe although it’s not pictured here. It’s super easy to make too but, it requires to sit for 2-3 days to arrive at its maximum tastiness!
How to Make Easy-to-Make Cranberry Pecan Brie Phyllo Appetizers
*Printable recipe card is in the recipe card below.
15 mini Phyllo Shells
1-2 oz of Brie cheese
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup cranberry sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cut Brie cheese into 3/4 inch square pieces and put into mini Phyllo shells.
- 2-3 pieces of chopped pecans to next to each cheese filled mini Phyllo shell.
- Bake cheese and pecan filled mini Phyllo shells for 8 minutes.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce onto each Phyllo shell.
Note: It may be easier for you to fill the mini Phyllo shells with cranberry sauce after you’ve removed the cooled shells from the mini muffin tin. You don’t have to use a mini muffin tin but, I found it helpful to keep them from sliding off of a baking sheet.
I love alternatives don’t you? Here are some ideas for you when you get midway through the recipe and realize you don’t have cranberry sauce. Or, maybe the Brie cheese was eaten by little elves and no one told you it’s gone!
- Use raspberry or strawberry jam instead of cranberry sauce
- Use Fontina or cheese instead of Brie cheese.
- Use slivered or sliced almonds instead of pecan pieces.
Easy-to-Make Cranberry Pecan Brie Phyllo Appetizers are a super simple appetizer to make for your guests in just 15 minutes! With only 4 ingredients and a few minutes in the oven, you’ll have a festive and tasty appetizer quickly! Easy peasy, lizzard squeezy!
Easy-to-Make Cranberry Pecan Brie Phyllo Appetizers are super EASY and FAST to make with only 4 ingredients that are ready in 15 minutes!
- 15 Phyllo shells
- 1 to 2 oz Brie cheese
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces
- 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cut Brie cheese into 3/4 inch square pieces, put into Phyllo shells and then into a mini muffin pan or baking pan.
2-3 pieces of chopped pecans to next to each cheese filled Phyllo shell.
Bake cheese and pecan filled Phyllo shells for 8 minutes.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce onto each Phyllo shell.