I Actually Love These Mini Baked Brie Cups

oooooooowould we call her chubby?

Maybe if she ate enough of these baked brie cups. Which isn’t hard to do! Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed one of my absolute favorite holiday traditions — watching Love Actually. Nothing gets me in a happier, Christmasy mood than that movie.

Wisconsin babes! Here comes Colin!

245 mini baked brie cups

We’ve been having Love Actually night for several years now, and I think we’ve usually gotten takeout in the past. This year I decided to make a nice little appetizer spread for us, with bacon roll-ups, buffalo chicken monkey bread, and these amazing little treasures. And prosecco with raspberries in our fancy wedding-gift champagne flutes. We were crazy classy, guys.

I feel it in my fingers / I feel it in my toes!

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If you’re not the hugest brie fan — like me — don’t just write these little guys off. I made them because my husband loves brie (while I merely kindof like it), but I devoured these puppies. For something so simple, I couldn’t believe how delicious they were.

MINI BAKED BRIE CUPS (recipe from Big Red Kitchen)

1 box of 15-count filo cups (found in freezer section, by the pie crusts)
1 small wedge of brie cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds
grated rind from one orange

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Place filo cups on baking tray. Cut brie into 15 small cubes that fit in each filo cup, and place one cube in each cup. Mix sugar, almonds, and orange rind in small bowl and sprinkle over each cube of brie.
3. Bake brie cups for 10-12 minutes or until brie is melted, almonds are toasted, and sugar is caramelized. Watch closely as these can burn quickly.

YUMMMMMM. As you can see, I didn’t have filo cups (my grocery store was out), so I used regular filo dough. I took a piece of dough a little bigger than my hand and folded it over about three times, then stuffed it down in a mini-muffin cup. It worked perfectly.

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I *hate* Uncle Jamie!

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9 thoughts on “I Actually Love These Mini Baked Brie Cups

  1. I had these at the Cookie Exchange and they were wonderful. I am definitely adding these to my list of go to appetizers. Would love to exchange some recipes that I use with you. Hope all is well.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Lisa — I am glad you liked them! I would love to share recipes! Many of my friends have tried and enjoyed your excellent margaritas — they’re on MY go-to list for entertaining! 🙂

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