Sausage Brie Bites

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Cranberry Sausage Brie bites are a little fancy, a lot of easy and a big bite of delicious. We take yummy crescent rolls and fancy them up with cooked sausage and creamy brie and top it with a dollop of homemade cranberry sauce.

close up of sausage brie bites with cranberry in a crystal dish

Fancy Little Small Bites

We love small bites. During the holidays and football season, a large set up of appetizers makes my entertaining heart happy. There is just something about having a casual fellowship atmosphere. That is why tailgating is so much fun. Even if the tailgate happens to be on your own back porch or living room!

Adding a little fanciness to the appetizer game takes that casual atmosphere and makes it even more special. Just like our BLT BITES,  these sausage brie bites just feel a little more special. They are also perfect to serve alongside our BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS. So let’s stop messing around and show you how to do it.

How to Make Them

Cooking is my passion because it can be as elaborate as you want or as easy. This recipe is one that will feel elaborate but is really easy. That can be our little secret. Whether you need an easy appetizer for this seasons tailgating or the perfect bite of something different for a get together, these Cranberry sausage brie bites will be the perfect fit.

We use really easy ingredients that some would consider shortcuts but that is ok. If you wanted, you could make your own HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE with our recipe to give them a more homemade feel.

~Ingredients

  • 2 cans Crescent Rolls – Our little shortcut to add that buttery flavor you can only get from these canned wonders.
  • 1, 8 ounce wheel of Brie – this can be a challenge. Take your time removing the rind. I like to quarter my brie and carefully remove with a safe, small knife.
  • I pound ground pork sausage – cooked and drained and cooled ahead of time.
  • 1/2 Cup cranberry sauce – this can be store bought or see the above link to make your own!
  • I sprig Rosemary, optional – we like the earthiness of the rosemary paired with the sweetness of the cranberry sauce. Feel free to omit.

~ Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees,
  2. Crumble and cook sausage. Drain and set aside. 
  3. Remove rind of brie and cut into bite size pieces.
  4. Remove crescent rolls from package and press all seams together or roll with a rolling pin to make a whole sheet, Cut into 24 even sized squares. 
  5. Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place one square of crescent dough into each muffin slot.
  6. Add I square of cheese to each slot. Top with Sausage and a bit of cranberry sauce. Top with a small sprig of rosemary. 7, Bake 15 minutes. Cool. Remove from pan and serve.

Tips and Tricks

Can I Use Biscuit dough?

Yes!! You can use homemade biscuit dough or even canned dough. We like the buttery taste of the crescent rolls, but you do what makes these easiest or tastiest for you!

Could you make them bigger?

Yes, you can cut larger squares and put them in regular muffin tins and make bigger ones to have for a meal like breakfast. We love the versatility of this recipe!

How can I make this healthier?

Omit the crescent rolls. Use eggs instead. I would use one to two cups of egg whites or 4-6 whole eggs, whip them up really well and pour in greased muffin tins. add the cheese and sausage as directed! Top with the cranberry as well and voila!

A few shortcuts to delicious

So, while this may seem like a cheater recipe, it really is very good. I am not skilled enough to make the layered, buttered dough that adds so much. Most times, when I need appetizers like this one, I am having to do quite a few. The shortcuts make the prep work a breeze and get you to fellowship time a lot sooner!

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close up of sausage brie bites with cranberry in a crystal dish

Sausage Brie Bites

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Cranberry Sausage Brie bites are a little fancy, a lot of easy and a big bite of delicious. We take yummy crescent rolls and fancy them up with cooked sausage and creamy brie and top it with a dollop of homemade cranberry sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Crescent Rolls
  • 1, 8 ounce wheel of Brie
  • I pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 Cup cranberry sauce
  • I sprig Rosemary, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Crumble and cook sausage. Drain and set aside.
  3. Remove rind of brie and cut into bite size pieces.
  4. Remove crescent rolls from package and press all seams together or roll with a rolling pin to make a whole sheet, Cut into 24 even sized squares.
  5. Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Place one square of crescent dough into each muffin slot.
  6. Add I square of cheese to each slot. Top with Sausage and a bit of cranberry sauce. Top with a small sprig of rosemary.
  7. Bake 15 minutes. Cool. Remove from pan and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 37mgSodium 291mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 7g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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2 Comments

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    Callie Quinn
    October 1, 2021 at 9:36 am

    OHmygoodness. What an excellent trio – what a perfect appetizer

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