Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Crescent Bites

I recent saw a post from a friend of mine, Ellen B (brie tartlets), that got me wanting some brie. I haven't had any in awhile, and being pregnant - once you've got a certain food on your mind - it's over. So I made these brie bites with some ingredients I had on hand. I received some Jalapeno Jelly a while back as a gift, and haven't put it to good use - so I used it in this recipe. They turned out awesome, I wish I had made more! But since it is only my husband and I eating them, it's a good thing that I only made 8. We ate them as an afternoon snack with some tea. The buttery crescent rolls with gooey brie and sweet/spicy jelly is a winner in my book. I will definitely be making these again. Maybe even for a party - they were very simple to make. Entertain can be a hassle sometimes, but with something as tasty and simple as these, bring it on! 

Once these were done baking, I noticed some of the cheese and jelly leaked out. Well since I'm not one to waste (especially cheese), I just spooned the drippings on top of the crescent rolls. It really made a difference, having a sweet spicy glaze on the outside. Yum! If you don't have jalapeno jelly, you could use red pepper jelly or if you prefer a fruit based jelly. I used Immaculate Baking Co. crescent rolls but you can use whatever kind of crescent rolls you'd like. These aren't super sweet or very cheesy. I kept the proportions pretty light but if you want to add extra cheese or jelly - I say do it. More glaze-y goodness to top them with.  

Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Crescent Bites

Cook Time: < 15 minutes
Prep: < 5 minutes
Serves: 8 rolls


  • 1 can of crescent rolls (should have about 8 rolls)
  • 8 tsp of jalapeno jelly
  • 2 oz brie

Preheat the oven according to directions for the crescent rolls.

Roll out the crescent rolls on parchment paper. Take 1 tsp of the jalapeno jelly and spread it evenly on the surface of each crescent roll. Top each crescent roll with a 1/4 oz of brie, at the larger end of the crescent dough. 

Take the larger end of the crescent and roll the dough towards the thinner end. Roll loosely. Place the side with the tip downwards. 

Repeat with all of crescents. Then transfer the parchment sheet onto a cookie sheet. 

Bake according to the directions on the crescent rolls container. 

Once they are baked, any excess cheese and jelly that ran out of the crescent roll, spoon on top of the baked crescent rolls. 

Serve warmed :) 

Nutritional Info per bite:
Calories: 135 ; Fat: 8g ; Carbohydrate: 14g ; Fiber: 0g ; Sugar: 6g ; Protein: 2g 


  1. Interesting combination :) I am not sure I would be able to eat anything with jalapenos :D But I really love brie and pear combination :D

  2. Thanks for the mention, Laurie. I love what you did with the Brie! These look amazing and I can see myself to do the same. I'm going to share this recipe with my sister. She will love this!

  3. I like this combination of jalapeno jelly with the brie and rolls. Tasty. I remember being pregnant and you've gotta have want you crave, LOL.

    1. Agreed - if not, it is all I think about...

  4. What a delicious recipe these look amazing!

  5. I've never ever heard of jalepeno jelly, i'll have to look out for it! This sounds scrummy.

    1. The most common spicy jelly you may find is red pepper jelly, but any spicy jelly would work.

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  7. Jalapeno jelly? That is simply fantastic :D
    What an awesome awesome snack!

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. these sound delicious! I'd never have thought to add jalepeno jelly, sounds like such a fun combo!