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Baked Brie Bites

This five-ingredient appetizer packs a lot of flavor and texture into one bite. Every year, there is a holiday appetizer set out on the buffet table that shows up every other holiday appetizer, in both taste and creativity. We’ve found this year’s show-stopping bite-sized appetizer: delicious Baked Brie Bites. You’ll be happy to know they’re incredibly easy to make, too. Store-bought flaky golden phyllo dough shells nestle creamy, tasty Brie cheese. Crispy on the outside and rich and gooey on the inside, these flavorful bites are topped with a dollop of pepper jelly, flaky sea salt, and a few crunchy toasted pecans for a classic and unique Southern touch. Simple to make (these easy holiday appetizers come together in under 10 minutes!) but certainly not simple in flavor, these delicious, cheesy appetizers are perfect for a busy holiday season. Each ingredient is store-bought, no further prep required. Simply assemble the ingredients and bake for a buttery, flaky, cheesy holiday appetizer. For some holiday green, top red pepper jelly with fresh parsley.

Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 18 minutes
Yields: Serves 12 (serving size: 2 Brie bites)

Ingredients

24 frozen mini phyllo pastry shells, thawed

3 oz. Brie cheese, rind removed

2 tablespoons red pepper jelly

24 toasted pecans

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange pastry shells on a rimmed baking sheet. Cut Brie into 24 very small pieces. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jelly into each shell; top evenly with Brie pieces and pecans. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 7 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt; serve immediately.

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