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Cranberry Jalapeno Bites are a great holiday appetizer
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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
Keyword: cranberry jalapeno and cream cheese, cranberry jalapeno appetizer
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 puff pastry
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup cranberries chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and finely diced


  • Roll puff pastry into a 8" x 16" rectangle. If using store bought pastry, you might need to use two sheets. 
  • Cut pastry into two inch squares.
  • Place each square into a mini muffin tin. Push dough down so it lines the tin. 
    Puff Pastry Cups
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg