Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer

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If you love easy appetizers that don’t require any baking or cooking, then these cranberry brie Ritz cracker bites are just for you! I love keeping this idea in my back pocket when I’m running behind and don’t have time to cook something that is labor-intensive. The best part is how amazing they taste! The tart cranberries perfectly accentuate the brie cheese. You are going to love this!

Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer Recipe

Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer

Planning a party is so much easier when I don’t have to cook! I am always thinking of ways that I can make appetizers and party platters without turning on my stove or air fryer.

I’ve found that small bite-sized portions are always really popular. I loved how my Caprese salad skewers came out, so I wanted to make something just as easy again.

And that’s where these bite-size cranberry brie crackers come in!

A play off of my original recipe for cranberry brie puff pastry bites, I decided to use the buttery Ritz cracker as the base. I pair it with a dollop of my favorite cranberry sauce and a small sliced of creamy brie cheese to make the perfect bite. Delicious!

cranberry cheese bites on a white plate

If you are trying to keep it low-carb, you can use keto parmesan cheese crisps instead of the Ritz crackers. I found that the cheese crisps actually pair really well with the cranberry and the brie!

cranberry and brie cheese on a ritz cracker

How To Make Cranberry Brie Crackers

This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make!

The first thing I do is get out all of the Ritz crackers and place them on an appetizer serving platter.

sliced brie and cranberry sauce on a ritz cracker

Then, spread the crackers with your favorite cranberry sauce. I sometimes will make my own cranberry sauce in the Instant Pot but if I don’t have time, I will just buy the canned version at the store. Both work!

Finally, just top the crackers with a little bit of brie cheese. They are ready to serve!

cranberry brie bites

Cooking Tips

  • If you want to add another layer of flavor try making this homemade version of cranberry-orange sauce recipe to add the to crakers. It’s lip-smacking good!
  • If you don’t have any brie, the next-best thing is camembert cheese. It’s a very similar cheese produced in Normandy, France.

Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer

What To Serve With This Easy Cheese Cracker Appetizer

This type of appetizer is really the best kind of party food. I love serving these on a table with other finger foods like sliced cucumbers topped with smoked salmon cream cheese and sliced buffalo chicken quesadillas.

I also like to make a batch of air-fried roasted figs to serve alongside any extra brie cheese I might have leftover. That is another yummy flavor combo!

brie cheese and cranberry on a butter cracker

Since the cranberry is so tart and has such a vibrant flavor, I would recommend serving a fruity drink on the side. This keto sangria is amazing!

Want something non-alcoholic? Make some Instant Pot peach lemonade to serve to your guests.

ritz cracker topped with cranberry sauce and brie cheese

When you set these out on a plate, they are going to go fast! They are the perfect appetizer because they are easy to grab and there is nothing quite like the combination of cranberry and brie.

Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer

More Cheese Appetizer Recipes

If you loved this cranberry brie appetizer, then check out some of my other cheese appetizer recipes!

These are some of my go-to’s:

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Cranberry Brie Ritz Cracker Bites Appetizer

These cranberry brie ritz cracker bites are a perfect last-minute appetizer! So quick and easy to make, nothing to cook and everyone loves them! Cranberry brie on Ritz crackers is my go-to appetizer for Thanksgiving and Christmas parties!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brie, cranberry sauce, ritz crackers
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 185kcal

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  • 8 oz Ritz crackers or any type of crackers
  • 8 oz cranberry sauce
  • 8 oz Brie cheese

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  • Put crackers on a serving platter.
  • Spread each cracker with cranberry sauce.
  • Top each cracker with a slice of Brie.
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Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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