5 from 4 votes
Cranberry Jalapeno Bites are a great holiday appetizer
Cranberry Jalapeno Bites
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Tart and spicy appetizer with cranberries and jalapenos

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry jalapeno and cream cheese, cranberry jalapeno appetizer
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup cranberries chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  1. Roll puff pastry into a 8" x 16" rectangle. If using store bought pastry, you might need to use two sheets. 

  2. Cut pastry into two inch squares.

  3. Place each square into a mini muffin tin. Push dough down so it lines the tin. 

    Puff Pastry Cups
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven. Poke down center of each pastry cup so the dough deflates. Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes.

  6. While pastry is baking, place cream cheese in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Stir in cranberries and jalapenos.

  7. Remove pastry cups from the oven. Place 1-2 teaspoons of filling in each cup. 

  8. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Bake filled cups for 15 minutes. 

  9. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin.

  10. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Jalapeno Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.