3 (1.9-ounce) packages miniature phyllo pastry shells (45 shells)
1 cup cranberry sauce
1 (8-ounce) wheel of Brie, rind removed
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°. Place shells on prepared baking sheet, and bake for 5 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
Cut Brie into about 45 pieces. Place 1 Brie piece in each pastry shell; top with about 1 teaspoon cranberry mixture. Sprinkle nuts on top if you like.
Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, or just until cheese begins to melt. Serve immediately.
These are great with my homemade Cranberry Sauce! No, time to make it? Just use 1 cup of canned whole berry cranberry sauce mixed with 1 teaspoon of fresh orange zest.