Brie and Cherry Pastry Cups

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup red cherry preserves
  • 4 oz. Brie cheese, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray 24 muffin cups (two pans) with cooking spray.  Cut pastry into 24 (2 inch) squares.  Slightly press each square into muffin cup and press center with finger.

Bake for about 10 minutes.  Press center with handle of wooden spoon.  Bake for 6 to 8 minutes longer or until golden brown.  Immediately press again in center.  Fill each with about 1/2 teaspoon cherry preserves and top with cheese slice.  Bake about 3 to 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.  Sprinkle chopped pecans and chives as garnish and serve warm.  Enjoy!