Mr. Food:Cherry-Pecan Brie

What You’ll Need

1 (8-ounce) brie round, chilled
1 (17.25-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1/3 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans

What to Do

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut rind from cheese then cut cheese into 24 cubes; set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, lightly roll out each pastry sheet to a 10- x 12-inch rectangle; cut each sheet into 12 equal squares. Fit squares into miniature muffin cups, extending corners slightly above cup rims.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and gently press the handle of a wooden spoon into center of each pastry, forming tart shells.
Spoon 1/2 teaspoon preserves into each shell; top with a cheese cube and sprinkle pecans evenly over tops. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until cheese melts; serve immediately.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!

These little tarts make a great not-so-sweet dessert for a wine and cheese party, or a fresh change-of-pace finger food for a homemade brunch. You can even make your tarts with different-flavored preserves to give them some variety!
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