Easy baked brie phyllo cups are the perfect finger food appetizers. The sweet and salty combination of bacon and apple-butter make these bites a crowd pleaser! This 4-ingredient recipe is quick and simple to make and can be served at room temperature for brunch parties, showers, and cocktail parties.
Best Baked Brie Bites
Why do I think this is the best recipe for brie bites? Because apple butter adds a unique flavorful spin on the classic brie and cranberry pairing, while bacon adds a little indulgence.
Its sweet and salty combo is hard to resist, while the creamy and crunchy texture is so satisfying.
Why You’ll Love It
- Easy. They’re simple to prepare, and ready in less than 30 minutes!
- Crowd favorite. This recipe is versatile enough for a fancy appetizer party or a casual brunch buffet. Serve them for elegant holiday parties, game day parties, or girls night in.
- Versatile. As written, this recipe makes 15 appetizers, but you can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a larger crowd.
- Bite size. Small finger foods are ideal on a buffet table, or passed around on a tray during a soiree.
- Care free. These can be served at room temperature so there’s no need for keeping them cold or hot.
- Phyllo cups. Buy phyllo dough pastry cups in the freezer section. They come in packages of 15, and most commonly found under the brand, Athens.
- Brie. You can buy a cut wedge of brie in the cheese case, which might be the right amount for 15 appetizers. If you’re increasing the number, you can get an 8-ounce round of brie and cut off the rind.
- Apple Butter. This smooth, rich topping can be found in the jelly aisle.
- Bacon. Use about 4 slices for 15 bites, and increase as necessary. Oven fry the bacon to save time if you’re cooking more than four slices.
Serve these brie bites all year long, and simply change it up for the occasion or season. Just replace the apple butter with one of these brie topping ideas, and substitute the bacon for toasted nuts.
- Fig jam
- Orange marmalade
- Cranberry sauce – great for Christmas and Thanksgiving entertaining
- Raspberry jam
- Strawberry jam
- Peach jam
- Apricot jam
- Pepper jelly
- Balsamic glaze
- Lightly toasted almond slivers, rough chopped pecans, walnuts, or pistachios
- Cook the bacon a day ahead to save time. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to assemble the appetizers.
- You can actually cook the brie bites with the bacon on top, OR wait and add the bacon after removing from the oven.
- When using other fruit toppings it’s best to use jam or preserves. Jelly lacks the consistency and texture for this recipe.
After baking the cups, place them on a wire rack to cool. The air circulation helps them to set up and stay crisp.
For these brie bites it’s best to remove the rind so you get the full flavor and melted texture of the cheese combined with the other ingredients.
More Recipes with Phyllo Shells
I love using this convenient ingredient for all sorts of appetizers and desserts. Add these recipes to your next party.
- easy sweet & sour chicken appetizers
- easy spanakopita cups
- ham & cheese phyllo cups
- honey chicken salad cups – you can use phyllo shells instead of the pastry in the recipe.
- Asian style tuna wonton cups – substitute phyllo shells for the diy wontons.
- spicy chicken cups
- bite size lemon tartlets
- easy baklava cups
I urge you to try these baked brie bites in phyllo cups for your next appetizer party. They’re easy to make and everyone will love them.
- 15 frozen filo cups
- 1 wedge or round brie
- 1 small jar apple-butter
- 4 slices bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Trim rind from brie, and cut a small thin square to fit inside each filo cup.
- Add a small dollop (about 1 teaspoon) of apple butter on top.
- Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with crumbled bacon.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Cook bacon up to a day ahead, or start cooking it before you preheat the oven and assemble the shells. The bacon should be ready by the time the phyllo cups have heated through.