Place wheel of Brie in freezer for 30 - 60 minutes to firm up. Prior to assembling the Cranberry Brie Bites, trim the top and bottom ends of the brie to remove the rind. Finely chop the pecans.
In a food processor, combine Chebe All Purpose Bread Mix and cold butter pieces. Pulse until butter is completely incorporated.
Next, add both eggs and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Finally, add milk one tbsp at a time until dough starts to form.
Turn dough out onto silicone mat or lightly floured parchment paper. (Use tapioca starch for rolling purposes to keep this recipe grain free.) Knead dough until a soft ball forms.
Spray mini muffin tin with cooking oil and preheat oven to 350F.
Roll dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Mark each end in 2-inch segments, and then cut dough into 24 equal squares. You will likely need to roll each square a bit thinner to stretch it over the cavity of the mini muffin cup. You want the tips of the square to be sticking up over the rim of the muffin cup.
Remove cheese from freezer. Trim off the rind and cut 24 small pieces of cheese from the cheese. I had 1/3 of the cheese leftover. If you fill the cup too full of cheese, it will overflow on to the muffin tin.
Fill each cavity with one small piece of Brie, approximately 1 tsp of cranberry sauce (or other preserves with fruit pieces) and about 1/2 tsp of chopped nuts. (I just eyeballed it.)
Finally, add one or two leaves of rosemary to the top of each appetizer.
Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan half way through.
I recommend trimming the top and bottom rind off the the cheese. It melts better, and IMO, tastes better. This works better if you chill the cheese in the freezer first. Just plop in the freezer prior to making the dough, and you’re all set.
Want it dairy-free? You can use 2 Tbsp oil instead of the butter when making the dough, and dairy-free cheese should do well to substitute the brie.
The baked brie may bubble and melt a bit over the top of the appetizers. You can gently scoop the cheese back into each cup when you remove the pan from the oven. Do so immediately, as it firms up quickly.
You may substitute the Brie with other cheeses that go well with cranberries, such as sharp white cheddar, Manchego, and goat cheeses.
Recipe and photos by MI Gluten-Free Gal.