If you’re looking for a healthy appetizer that’s sure to please, look no further than Raspberry Brie Bites. These little bites of heaven are made with baked brie and fresh raspberries, and they are absolutely delicious. Your guests will love them, and you’ll love how easy they are to make. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
When planning a party or gathering, Healthy Appetizers can really hit the spot without weighing your guests down. When it comes to healthy appetizers, the options are endless! Just remember to focus on fresh ingredients, and try to steer clear of heavy dressings or sauces. Your guests will thank you for fueling them up with healthy snack options.
Raspberry Brie Bites Appetizer Recipe
This is the perfect fast and easy appetizer for your holiday party this year. You can make these baked brie bites in your 24 hole mini muffin tin in half an hour!
I remember the first time I tasted brie with fruit. I wasn’t sure I would like it, but my friend Becky wanted to bring it to our New Year’s celebration. When I say celebration, I mean the two of us huddled around my teeny tiny couch that I could lift with one hand eating appetizers on New Years Eve. It was our tradition for many years!
Of course I always offered up taco dip. You remember that I love to have taco night almost any night of the week?! One of my favorite dishes is my Vegetarian Black Bean Enchilada Casserole which is basically a vegetarian mexican pie.
These raspberry brie bites are perfect for any occasion because they can be whipped up ahead of time, refrigerated and baked just when guests are arriving. They are also so easy and require so few ingredients they won’t make your head spin. They are also very easily portable if you have a mini-muffin baking tin or even a brownie baking pan that will keep them from sliding around.
Also a favorite that we eat every other week during the winter is my Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe made with red lentils and refried beans and is more like a dip than a soup, at least the way we eat it!
Now that we are “real” grownups with kids, my friend and I can’t ring in the new year together anymore like we used to. Those were the best memories, but making New Year’s memories with my kids is fun, too! Like with these 5 Kid-Friendly Healthy Appetizers for New Years Eve!
What Goes Well with a Brie Appetizer?
Brie is a soft, creamy cheese that pairs well with a variety of toppings and accompaniments. Crackers or french bread add a satisfying crunch, while fruit such as grapes or sliced apple adds sweetness. Jam, honey, or chutney can also add a touch of flavor. For some added texture, try serving brie with nuts like walnuts or almonds. If you want to add more substantial bites to your brie appetizer plate, consider including cured meats like prosciutto or salami. The possibilities are endless when it comes to brie pairings – let your taste buds be your guide! Just remember: brie tastes best when served at room temperature. So take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving for maximum flavor. Happy snacking!
Should You Eat Brie Skin?
Many brie lovers might be familiar with the creamy inside, but may not have thought twice about the thick, edible rind. Some may shy away from it due to its slightly bitter taste and chewy texture, while others consider it a tasty addition to the brie experience. So should you eat brie skin or not? Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. Some brie fans love the added flavor and texture that the rind provides, while others prefer to stick with just the smooth center. However, brie skin can also add some nutritional value as it contains fiber and is high in protein. Next time you’re enjoying brie as an appetizer, why not give the skin a try? You might just discover a new favorite addition to your cheese plate.
Try These other Healthy Appetizers
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- Baked Brie Bites Recipe
I am hoping my kids will like this baked brie appetizer this year, because they were so delicious they didn’t get any from this batch!
If you like raspberry, try this raspberry pie recipe!
- 1 package of phyllo cups
- Wedge of good brie
- Raspberry pie filling (you can use jam, but it tends to run)
Preheat oven to 350º
Arrange phyllo cups onto a non-stick baking sheet or muffin pan
Cut brie into about 3/4" cubes. (Doesn’t have exact, just eyeball what will fit into the phyllo cup.)
Add a piece of brie to each cup.
Add a scant 1 teaspoon of raspberry pie filling to each cup.
Bake for 8 minutes, or until brie starts melting.