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Beer Bacon Cranberry And Cream Cheese Bites

5 from 1 vote


  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon chopped
  • ½ cup (115g) holiday ale
  • 1 ½ cups (173g) fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup (150g) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • Add the bacon to a pot over medium-high heat, cook until crispy and the fat has rendered. Pour off most of the fat.
  • Return the pot to heat, add the beer, stirring to deglaze the pan. Add the cranberries, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened, about 10-minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet into 12 squares.
  • Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Press the puff pastry squares into the wells of the muffin tin.
  • Cut the block of cream cheese into 24 squares, add one square to each well. Top with a spoonful of cranberry mixture.
  • Bake until the puff pastry has turned golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, plate, and sprinkle with chopped chives.