- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
- 1/2 cup apple butter
- 8 oz Brie cheese, cut into small cubes
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
- Optional: chopped pecans or walnuts for garnish
- Optional: powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into small squares, about 2 inches by 2 inches.
Place a small dollop (about 1 teaspoon) of apple butter in the center of each puff pastry square.
Top the apple butter with a cube of Brie cheese, pressing it down slightly into the apple butter.
Fold the corners of each puff pastry square over the Brie and apple butter filling, creating a little pouch. Pinch the edges together to seal, ensuring no filling leaks out during baking.
Place the assembled bites onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each bite with the beaten egg wash for a golden brown finish.
Optional: Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts on top of each bite for added crunch and flavor.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Once baked, remove the bites from the oven and let them cool slightly on the baking sheet for a few minutes.
Optional: Dust the cooled Apple Butter Brie Bites with powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness.
Serve warm as an appetizer or snack, and enjoy the delicious combination of sweet apple butter, creamy Brie cheese, and flaky puff pastry!