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Low carb and keto-friendly one-bite appetizers combine the classic flavors of cranberry and brie with tender almond flour dough.
Low carb and keto-friendly one-bite appetizers combine the classic flavors of cranberry and brie with tender almond flour dough. Low carb and keto-friendly one-bite appetizers combine the classic flavors of cranberry and brie with tender almond flour dough.
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Keto Cranberry Brie Bites

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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 48 bites

These one bite wonders combine classic flavors while remaining low carb and keto-friendly for guests or family members with dietary needs and preferences of all kinds. Each mini appetizer is assembled with tender almond flour dough, a dollop of quick homemade sugar-free cranberry sauce, and a slice of brie. Once they're fresh out of the oven, these canapés are so melty and enticing that you'll be reaching for another, and another, and another.

By: All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients

For the sugar-free cranberry sauce:

  • 6 ounces whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free powdered sweetener such as Swerve

For the pastry:

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free powdered sweetener such as Swerve
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

For the filling:

  • 6 ounces brie, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • Cooled sugar-free cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts, (optional)
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary, for garnish

Nutritional Information plus

Check out the nutritional information for these keto cranberry brie bites here.

Directions

Please note this recipe makes 48 mini cranberry brie bites. A full batch is perfect for a larger party, but if you’re having a more intimate gathering, you can simply make a half batch instead.

To make the sugar-free cranberry sauce:

Step 1

If making cranberry sauce from scratch, place the cranberries and water in a large saucepan and set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until most of the cranberries have popped and released their juices, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sweetener. Set aside to cool.

To make the pastry:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325F and grease 2 standard 24-cup mini muffin pans. You may need to work in batches (or simply make a half batch) if you only have one pan.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, powdered sweetener, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs and melted butter until the dough comes together. Gather the dough into a ball.

Step 3

Dust a work surface lightly with more almond flour and transfer the dough to the work surface. Cover the dough with waxed paper or parchment paper and roll out to an even 1/4" thickness.

Step 4

Cut out tart crusts using a 2” round cookie cutter. Lift cut-outs carefully with an offset spatula and press each lightly into their own cup in the prepared mini muffin pan. Don’t press too firmly into the bottom of the cup, as they may stick after baking (see notes).

Step 5

Gather the scraps and re-roll dough as many times as needed to make 48 tart crusts in total (see notes).

To assemble the bites:

Step 1

Gently press a piece of brie into each round of dough. Add a teaspoon of sugar-free cranberry sauce on top of each bite.

Step 2

Bake bites at 325F for about 15 minutes, until the brie is bubbly and the edges are just golden brown. Remove and let cool in the pan 10 to 15 minutes, then gently loosen and lift bites out with a small sharp knife. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and rosemary leaves if desired.

Farm Team Tips:

If you have any leftover sugar-free cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, you can use that for the cranberries. If you’re starting from scratch, be sure to make the cranberry sauce first so it’s fully cooled when you are ready to assemble your tarts.

The brie will be much easier to work with when it’s cold. Brie is sticky and gooey at the best of times, but more so when it’s warm, so keep it chilled until you cut it.

Unlike conventional pastry, you can re-roll this dough as much as you like. It stays tender and easy to work with, and won't get tough the more you work with it, as a wheat based pastry would. It’s flexible and easy to place in the mini muffin tins but, don’t try to push it down into the bottoms too firmly or it may stick more during baking.

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Diane Goldbach

January 15, 2021

I think you will like this!

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Lori

December 30, 2020

Can you freeze the leftovers? I’ve already baked all 48! They are delicious!

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Marco

December 31, 2020

Hey Lori, You can certainly freeze these bites! Just make sure you freeze them flat so the filling won't make them stick or crumble together. You will want to reheat them covered (to prevent burning) at 300-325 for about 10-20 minutes depending on how hot you want them to be when serving.

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Carolyn Ware

December 23, 2020

I’m about to make these for tomorrow. It’s okay to reheat before serving tomorrow right?

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Marco

December 23, 2020

Hey Carolyn, This should be fine, just keep the oven at a lower temperature, 275 to 325ish. And keep an eye on them.

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Edith Workman

December 22, 2020

I don't have Brie cheese. Could I use something else?

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Marco

December 22, 2020

Hi Edith, You could substitute the Brie cheese with Camembert or any other soft cheese. Just note that the taste will differ from the original.

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Margery Reynolds

December 22, 2020

Do you remove the rind of the Brie before cubing it? Also could these be assembled in advance, refrigerated, then heated later? Thanks!

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Marco

December 22, 2020

Hi Margery, Yes, we do recommend taking the rind off so you get a really creamy texture! Additionally, you can make these in advance. You should make the filling and the pastry as if you were baking them that day, just don't actually bake them. Place them on a baking tray and freeze them flat for six hours to overnight. Once they are completely formed you can transfer them to a bag or container to be easier stored. When you bake them they may need a few extra minutes in the oven.

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Beth

December 21, 2020

Can you make these ahead and freeze or refrigerate?

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Marco

December 22, 2020

Hi Beth, Absolutely! Make the filling and the pastry as if you were baking them that day, just don't actually bake them. Place them on a baking tray and freeze them flat for six hours to overnight. Once they are completely formed you can transfer them to a bag or container to be easier stored. When you bake them they may need a few extra minutes in the oven.

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Robyn

December 21, 2020

These look absolutely delicious! Going to make them for Christmas 💕

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Marco

December 21, 2020

Hey Robyn, Sounds like a plan to us! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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connie zuck

December 20, 2020

Cranberry-Brie Bites LOWCARB

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Anne

December 20, 2020

Sounds delicious I'll be making for Christmas 🎄 eve 2020

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