Wild Blueberry and Brie Pastry Bites are the perfect appetizers for any holiday gathering. With only 5 ingredients and filled with gooey brie and wild blueberries, they’re sure to please all of your guests this Thanksgiving or Christmas!
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It’s here. The holiday season, that is. In case you haven’t been to any store since November 1 to be told by all of the Christmas decorations donning many aisles, I’m here to tell you now. The holiday season is here.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about how holiday food. It’s the best food there is, in my humble opinion. Being a food blogger, I tend to always make plenty of party appetizers and yummy treats. I also like to have a cocktail or two in mind that I can whip up quickly for guests. But I know that not everybody likes to cook all day for guests, nor do you probably spend hours of the day dreaming up recipes like I do. That’s why I come up with recipes – so you don’t have to!
These fun little appetizer bites, Wild Blueberry and Brie Pastry Bites, are a variation of one of the most popular holiday appetizers, baked brie topped with some sort of fruit spread. And it’s popular for good reason – it’s super easy to make and almost universally loved by party-goers. It’s also very flexible and takes just a few ingredients that most people already have on hand.
I’m a huge fan of portable appetizers that you can pop into your mouth, so I chose to go with mini puff pastry shells. You can also buy sheet puff pastry and cut it into squares. You’ll just bake them in muffin tins instead. Then you just stuff them some brie cubes and top with fruit filling and bake a little more to get a gooey, melty center!
But let’s talk about that wild blueberry filling. Wild blueberries with honey and fresh rosemary make the most delightful fruity filling for these mini puff pastry bites! Wild blueberries are different from regular blueberries in that they have a more intense, sweet blueberry flavor than regular ones since they are grown wildly and have much more complex genetic diversity. They’ve also got twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries (which are already high in the free-radical fighting compounds), 72% more fiber and 32% less sugar. And since they are quickly frozen at harvest, they’ve got freshness and nutritional value locked in until you enjoy them!
Wild blueberries are super easy to find in the freezer section of your grocery store, just look for “wild blueberries” on the package. They definitely make this yummy baked brie appetizer even more tasty and add a healthy dose of nutrition to your party fare.
The easy prep and delicious flavor combo of wild blueberries, melty brie, rosemary and honey stuffed into a light and airy puff pastry make these holiday appetizers a no-brainer for your holiday gatherings! They’re sure crowd pleasers and an elegant beginning to any meal!
Wild Blueberry and Brie Pastry Bites are the perfect appetizers for any holiday gathering. With only 5 ingredients and filled with gooey brie and wild blueberries, they're sure to please all of your guests this Thanksgiving or Christmas!
- 2 cups frozen wild blueberries, thawed and drained
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 4-6 oz brie
- 2 boxes (12) mini puff pastry shells
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine drained wild blueberries with rosemary, pepper, salt and honey. Cut rind off of brie and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
- Place puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Use a spoon to remove the center/tops of the pastry shells, leaving the bottom layer intact. (You can bake the tops separately and use them in another recipe, if you'd like.) Place a cube of brie in each hole and top with blueberry mixture.
- Place back in the oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until brie is melted and pastry is golden. Remove from oven and serve hot.