But who says you have to do "traditional" things on Valentine's day? For reals, going out to dinner can be a nightmare. Plus, it's very rare that it lands on a weekend anyway. I think it's much more interesting and thoughtful to cook. And so what if you don't have someone special to spend it with? Friends are special, too. I'm really speaking to the ladies here because I don't think I've ever met a guy who lamented the fact he didn't have someone on Valentine's day. Okay, okay. I'm hokey. I like to celebrate the people I love with food. And if there's a designated day on the calendar to do it, I'm gonna have fun with it.
Oh jeez. All that to say I think you should make these little brie bites. I think they'd be precious as an hors d'oeuvre for friends or that special someone. Fact: I can eat about 20 of these things, and they make about 25-30. So depending on how many people you want to feed, you might want to adjust the quantities as appropriate.
You're going to have to wait a few minutes after they come out of the oven to eat them. Unless you like burning your mouth on hot cheese. We all have secrets.
Brie Bites (makes 25-30)
1/2 lb wedge of Brie, cut into 1-inch chunks
Jam (Seedless raspberry or blackberry are preferred)
Water in a shallow dish, for sealing
2 tbs butter, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lay down a wonton wrapper. Place a piece of brie in the middle. Top with 1/4 tsp of jam. Dip your finger in the water and run along the edges of the wonton wrapper. Bring two opposite corners together and seal. Bring the other two edges together. Seal any gaps. Bring the four corners together to form a little purse. Repeat until all the brie has been used. Brush with butter, if using. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.