Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites

Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites
Posted On: December 29, 2016
Last updated: December 11th, 2023

These brie & cranberry relish phyllo bites are the perfect appetizer to make for holiday parties.  Also, if you’ve made a cranberry relish for Christmas festivities it’s a great way to use up the leftovers for appetizers on New Year’s Eve.  That’s exactly what I’m doing for our New Year’s celebration this year.  I’ve just recently started truly playing with phyllo dough and had so much fun making my own mini phyllo cups for these appetizers and others.  They’re easier to make than expected and are a great finger food for a party.

Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites over top plated with brie wedge and knife

Making Mini Phyllo (Filo/Fillo) Bites

I honestly do not have much experience with phyllo dough, but making these little bites with homemade mini phyllo cups turns out great without much hassle.  The key to succeeding with phyllo dough is making sure the dough is thoroughly defrosted in the refrigerator overnight.  Once you’re ready to use the phyllo dough make sure you have it up to room temperature before you start working with it.  I let it sit out for about 15 minutes out of the fridge first, then I unroll it onto a large cutting board and cover it back up with plastic wrap and wet paper towels over any exposed edges for another 15 minutes.  Do not let the dough dry out.  You must keep it moist so it doesn’t crack or break on you too easily.

The way to get the perfect little bite size mini phyllo cup is to use a mini muffin pan.  If you’re making a ton for a party make sure you use a 48 mini muffin pan to speed up your process.

If you just don’t feel like making these mini cups or don’t have time just buy the pre-made mini phyllo shells.  The brie & cranberry bites will be just as great!

Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites Step by Step Collage
Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites plated with relish and mini muffin pan

Brie & Cranberry Bliss

Brie and Cranberry go so well together; like peas and carrots, ham and cheese, cookies and milk, etc… There’s just something about this smooth, yet bold cheese that balances beautifully with the sweetness of a delicious cranberry relish.   It’s a combination that even some leary cheese eaters might even enjoy.

Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites with brie relish and mini muffin pan
Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites over top with relish and cheese


Give these delectable little brie and cranberry relish bites a try and let me know how they turn out!

Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites

This recipe makes 24 mini muffin sized appetizer bites. You can easily double the recipe for a larger party.
The prep time on this recipe includes making the mini phyllo cups from scratch. If you're using pre-made phyllo cups from the store you'll cut out about 40 minutes of prep time.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 106 kcal


  • 24 mini phyllo cups pre-baked (If you don’t have pre-made mini phyllo cups there are instructions below to make the cups) I make them with size #4 phyllo dough and about 1/2 cup melted butter
  • .5 cups cranberry relish
  • 8 oz Brie roound rind removed and cut into approximate 1 tsp chunks (you can use whatever brie you have available, I prefer the Double Brie)


MAKING MINI PHYLLO CUPS (if you bought pre-made phyllo cups you can SKIP THIS SECTION)

  • **Make sure you get your phyllo dough up to room temperature.**
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 24 count mini muffin pan. (I use a 48 count muffin pan only because I double almost everything when I cook)
  • Once the dough is ready, carefully transfer one sheet of phyllo dough to a large cutting board and brush all over with melted butter. Lay another sheet on top of the 1st brushing again with butter and the same for a third sheet, ending with the third sheet being brushed with butter. (Make sure to re-cover your original layers of phyllo dough immediately after grabbing a sheet to keep it from drying out on you. I like to use plastic wrap and wet paper towels over the edges so that there is no chance of my dough from drying out while I’m working.
  • Once you have 3 sheets done use a large knife or pizza cutter to cut your 3 layer sheet into 24 equal sized squares, cutting 6 rows on the wider side and 4 rows on the shorter side. (I honestly eye ball it as you’ll see in a picture above)
  • Place each square into a mini muffin cup and press down to form a little cup for each.
  • Once your pan is full bake the cups for 4 minutes or just slightly golden.
  • Your mini bite cups are now ready to fill. They can keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days so making a bunch ahead of time is highly recommended.


  • Place your pre-baked phyllo mini cups into mini muffin pan or a large baking sheet.
  • Add about 1 tsp of brie, rind removed into the bottom of each cup.
  • Top with about 1 tsp of cranberry relish
  • Bake the cups at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately or at room temperature.


These appetizer bites are best served warm, but just fine at room temperature as well.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 2phyllo bitesCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 117IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword appetizer, brie, cranberry, fillo, phyllo
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