Baked Brie Bites with Sugared Cranberries
Socks optional because they will be blown off.
- In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water over low heat. Simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
- Add cranberries and remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Drain cranberries. Roll in remaining ¾ cup of sugar to coat. Air dry on a wire rack for 1 hour.
Baked Brie Bites:
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add orange juice, bacon bits, walnuts, apple, cinnamon and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved and apples begin to brown, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in orange zest.
- Unroll crescent rolls and pinch together seams to create 1 large sheet with each package of dough. Cut each rectangle into 12 squares.
- Coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and place a square of dough in each cup.
- Cut brie into 24 pieces and place in the center of the dough square. Top with apple walnut mixture and a pinch of brown sugar. Bring edges of the dough square to the center and pinch to create a seal.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Garnish each bite with a sugared cranberry for an unexpected burst of flavor.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa,
ALDI Test Kitchen
1 ¾ cups Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar, divided
½ cup water
1 cup fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter
1 orange, zested and juice reserved
2.5 ounces Tuscan Garden Real Bacon Bits
½ cup Southern Grove Walnuts, chopped
½ cup diced Granny Smith apple
1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
4 tablespoons Baker's Corner Brown Sugar, divided
2 8-ounce packages Bake House creations Crescent Rolls
Carlini Cooking Spray
8 ounces Specially Selected Brie Cheese Round
20 minutes (plus overnight to chill)
30 minutes (plus overnight to chill)
24 brie bites