Dried Fruit Brie Bites

Written by chanie on January 21st, 2013

I was so excited when the Kosher Connection team challenged us to come up with mini foods for the month of January. With the holiday of Tu B’shvat* coming up, I had the perfect thing in mind – these rich and decadent melt-in-your-mouth little brie bites.

Brie en-croute, or puff-pastry wrapped brie is a classic appetizer which includes a wheel of brie topped with jam (onion and fig jam are popular) and wrapped in puff pastry. It’s usually served on a large platter with crackers, fruit and occasionally nuts. I decided to reinvent the classic appetizer in mini, using an assortment of dried fruits in the spirit of Tu B’shvat.

*Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “New Year” for trees. We mark the day by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

What’s so great about these puff pastry brie bites is that you can customize them to your liking. Use your favorite combination of dried fruit and jam’s or choose from one of these ideas:

Dried apricots + apricot jam
Medjool dates + silan
Dried figs + fig jam
Dried apples + apple butter
Craisins + cranberry sauce
Dried mango + mango chutney
Sundried tomatoes + tomato jam

You can also try some of my other Tu B’shvat dried fruit recipes:

Tu B’shvat truffles (sugarplums)
Mustard Roasted dried fruits

For more exciting mini food recipes, check out the Kosher Connection link-up below!


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  1. Ronnie Fein says:

    Crispy looking! I like the variations on this. Saving this for Superbowl — dairy meal with my brother and family. These fit in nicely and Fairway has those nice puff pastry squares.

  2. i recently discovered that i like brie, and that fairway sells kosher brie! i think i’ll make this with some of our homemade fig jam from jessica’s tree!

  3. I can’t believe tu b’shvat is almost here. These look delicious.

  4. great tu bshvat recipe! it would be great (but take a bit longer) with phyllo, too!

  5. This looks amazing. I’m obsessed with brie – it’s a problem – so I need to make these!! They sound so good with the dried fruit and jam too. Can’t wait to try them.

  6. sara says:

    these look delicious!

  7. Fashion-isha says:

    This looks so delicious and is so relevant to me now that I’m in Israel. 1. I’m being really bad on my diet so I’d totally eat these if you put them in front of me and 2. Well it’s Tu B’Shvat this Shabbos and I’m in the holy land…’nuf said.

    Love and tefillos from the Israel!
    xo
    Sharon

  8. Yum! I love baked brie with jam!

  9. Delicious!! Happy Tu B’shvat! :)

  10. Yum!!! Fruit and Bri! Such a great combo!

  11. Victoria says:

    Beautiful as always! Love the combination of brie and jam & of course puff pastry! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  12. These look amazing! I want to make these for Shavuot!

  13. These sounds amazing, great idea for so many occasions. I love Brie.

  14. Wendy says:

    Your final photo of the brie bite cut open, makes me want to run to the kitchen to make these NOW! Thank you for the recipe.

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