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cherry and brie cups

Small Plate & Brunch-Worthy Brie and Cherry Bites.

dana vento
Welcome to the holidays. 
Suddenly, kitchen time becomes a premium and yet the holidays create the need to yield to small plates. 
What type of holiday appetizers, small plate feasts, and brunch-worthy foods are on your signature small-plate offerings?
Bite-size, bulk preparation is often the easiest route to making sure you have enough holiday appetizers. 
Brie and Cherry Bites for the holidays not only present well but can be made in bulk! 
When you are searching for a super easy appetizer for your next holiday gathering, this should be on your signature list. 
Sure you can borrow my recipe and make it your own, that's why I am publishing this. 
Better yet, you can really add your own twist on it, when you fill this bite-size brie and cherry bite appetizers with other options! 
You know my website is always about the simplistic turning out fantastic, looking elegant, and tasting awesome right? 
Then you know that this recipe will live up to those standards and is waiting for you to try it and make it your own signature recipe!
Really Small Plate & Brunch-Worthy Brie and Cherry Bites are the perfect holiday appetizers!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine appetizer
Servings 30
Calories 120 kcal


  • 8 oz. Brie rind removed and cut into 30 small cubes
  • 6 oz. of either canned dark cherries or frozen dark cherries thawed and cut into small pieces, reserve juice
  • 3 T. agave or maple syrup
  • 30 frozen phyllo cups
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Mats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat!
  • Next, remove phyllo cuts from packaging and place each on the sheet.
  • Don't worry much about spacing as they do not expand.
  • Now, add one piece of your cubed Brie to each cup.
  • Then top each cube with a scoop of cherries (and if you are using frozen cherries a drip or 2 of the reserved juice.
  • Finally, drizzle a bit of agave (or maple syrup) on each.
  • Now, place the tray in your pre-heated oven for 7-9 minutes,
  • However, it can be more or less time depending on your oven.
  • You want the Brie to be completely melted.
  • DO make certain that the phyllo cups do not burn while baking.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.
    Cherry and Brie appetizers
  • These will be very hot and the cherry juice can scald, so do exert caution.
  • Enjoy! ~ dana XO