Apple Brie Bites
Holiday favorites are often pretty high in calories, and while there's nothing wrong with indulging, making dishes macro-friendly can be easier than you think! This appetizer is a play off of baked brie and has all the sweet and salty flavors you love, with far fewer calories.
By using apples as the base instead of crackers or crescent rolls, each bite has only 30 calories and 3 grams of carbs!
Prep Time: 12-13 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Total Time: 14-16 minutes
Yield: ~25 bites
Serving Size: 1 bite
Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Protein: 1 gram
2 apples (~250 grams) of your choice, sliced into flat slices, the recipe uses Granny Smith and Honeycrisp
4 ounces brie cheese
2 tablespoons reduced sugar craisins
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
Slice apples into thin, flat slices so that they're around 10 grams each (if you want the nutrition facts to be extremely accurate). Set aside.
Take 4 ounces of brie or half a wheel that is 8 ounces total. Slice into very thin slices, and cut those slices into pieces to top the apple. Each piece should weigh about 5 grams for nutritional accuracy.
Place apples on a baking tray sprayed with cooking spray.
Top apples with brie, then craisins and chopped pecans.
Broil on high for 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Drizzle apples with honey, sprinkle with sea salt and serve!