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These Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites are easy to make and filled with flavor. This appetizer recipe is the perfect appetizer to add to your holiday menu.
Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites
The holidays are just about here and I am guessing that you are planning our holiday menus. And if you haven’t yet – now is the time! I know we all jungle trying to make something delicious, and not spending the whole day in the kitchen. Well, I have a flavorful and easy appetizer recipe to share today that will leave your guests grabbing for seconds. You may want to double the recipe 😉
This Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites appetizer recipe is ready in about 15 minutes, and you may have all the ingredients right at home. I used Salemville Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles, which I found at my local Target, it was the perfect contrast to the sweetness of the candied walnuts and cranberry sauce.
If you don’t want to buy candied walnuts at the store, they are easily made at home by adding a tablespoon of butter and brown sugar to a saute pan and bringing it to a boil, add in the walnut pieces until coated well, and then removing from heat once it appears to start to thicken. It will burn, so watch it closely!
Now, here’s how to make my Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
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Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites
- 1 Crescent Dough Sheet
- 1 package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 1 egg
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Salemville Amish Crumbled Blue Cheese 2 oz
- 1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup candied chopped walnuts
- Heat oven to 400°F.
- Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray and set aside.
- Unroll dough sheet onto work surface.
- Using 2 1/2-inch round cutter (if you don't have one, use a glass!), cut 12 rounds from crust.
- Place 1 dough round in each muffin cup, pressing down.
- In bowl, mix cream cheese, salt, pepper and egg with fork until well-combined. *If didn't use the whole mixture, I had 1/4 left*
- Place about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture into each round.
- Top each evenly with blue cheese.
- Bake 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
- Cool 5 minutes; remove cups from pan.
- Top each appetizer with 1-2 teaspoons cranberry sauce and several candied walnut pieces.
I hope you enjoy these Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites as much as we do!
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48 thoughts on “Festively Delicious Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites”
These look like yummy little bites of flavor
They are! Thank you 🙂
This looks so delicious! This would make the perfect thing to bring to holiday parties. Thanks for sharing this.
Oh, these look and sound really good. I like the way you made the cups with the crescent dough, a whole world of possibilities there.
Wow, these look beautiful and delicious! These will make great appetizers for my Christmas dinner, thanks for sharing!
You are more than welcome! Happy Holidays 🙂
Yum I like all the ingredients in these cookies so I for one would love to try them out. Thanks.
These are unique, for the cheese lovers.
This would be great to take to the Holiday party!
I like that these are savory and sweet. They would be a great addition to any party.
I am baking these today.
Those look so very good. I’m going to try this one!
Those look YUM-MEEE!
Thank you!! I hope you enjoy them this holiday season 🙂
They look so festive and have sweet and savory
These look amazing.
Even the photos look delicious! Maybe I´ll cook it and maybe it´ll be as delicious! 🙂
They will be 🙂 Enjoy!
these look super yummy – thanks for sharing!
My pleasure – enjoy!
Looks super easy and yummie!
Perfect for a holiday gift!
Definitely a great option to make for the holidays!
I am not the best cook myself so, first of all, I congratulate you on the presentation. Also, this surely looks delicious
They are easy to make, I hope you give them a try! Happy Holidays 🙂
wow looks delicious!
I think I´ll make them on the weekend!
These Cranberry Blue Cheese Bites do look festive and delicious, but I wouldn’t make them for my family – sorry! I have to be honest. I’m the only one in our immediate family who likes cranberries and none of us like blue cheese.
No need to be sorry! Please change them up to your liking 🙂
Cranberry anything is a favorite staple of mine.
It’s so yummy, isn’t it?!
These look so good! My Christmas party is tomorrow and these would be great to have. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome, enjoy!
Theses look wonderful! I`m glad I found the recipe before the holidays, I think my family will devour them!
Enjoy…and Happy Holidays!
This looks so good, i wish i liked bleu cheese!
Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious. We will have to give this recipe a try.
Oh my, these look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. I am to bring a side dish or appetizer to Christmas dinner!
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!
This looks way too good to save only for the holidays – that’s a year away now! Must try this soon!
Definitely don’t wait that long 😉