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Puff pastry filled with cream cheese, cranberries and jalapenos.
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Cranberry Jalapeno Bites

Tart and spicy appetizer with cranberries and jalapenos
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 35 Appetizer Bites
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup cranberries sliced
  • ½ jalapeno seeded and finely diced


  • Roll puff pastry slightly.
  • Cut pastry into two inch squares.
  • Place each square into a mini muffin tin. Push dough down so it lines the tin. 
    A mini muffin tin lined with puff pastry squares.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Poke down center of each pastry cup so the dough deflates. Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes.
  • While pastry is baking, place cream cheese in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Stir in cranberries and jalapenos.
  • Remove pastry cups from the oven. Place 1-2 teaspoons of filling in each cup. 
    A mini muffin tin filled with puff pastry shells and a cream cheese mixture with cranberries and jalapenos.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Bake filled cups for 15 minutes. 
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. 


  • For spicier bites, add a whole jalapeno
  • For milder bites, add just a bit of the jalapeno
  • Use fresh cranberries. Sliced adds a nice presentation, but you could chop them too.
  • Serve while still warm or at room temperature
  • These are best eaten the same day they are made


Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg