It’s 80 degrees outside here in Florida. I’m not trying to rub it in to the rest of the country who are experiencing all time lows. I love the warmth. I’m the type that will get into a hot car and just sit there for a while before turning on the air. My husband, who is from Colorado, feels like we’re faking the holidays. To him, Christmas means cold and it means snow.

But I grew up in Arizona. Christmas to me means a fake tree.  It means a insanely clear sunny sky. It means listening to Nat King Cole and drinking V8 juice that’s always in our stockings. It means lighting a fire in a fireplace when it’s 75 degrees out.

So as I walk barefoot to my mailbox to get Christmas cards from my friends and snuggle up on the couch and open all of them by the glow of our Christmas tree lights…it feels just like Christmas should. Warm and fuzzy.

Brown Sugar Brie Bites | The GIrl Who Ate Everything These brown sugar brie bites are a little piece of heaven. If you’ve never tasted melted Brie with a hint of sweet brown sugar and pecans, you’re missing out.

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Brown Sugar Brie Bites | The GIrl Who Ate EverythingBrie can be messy but baking them in little buttery crescent cups makes them easy to eat.

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Brown Sugar Brie Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 8 ounce package Pillsbury® Crescent Rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 8 ounce round Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into 24 small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray as well as the top of the muffin pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add the pecans. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pecans are toasted. Add the cinnamon and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Unroll the crescent dough. Take two triangles and press them together to form a rectangle, making 4 rectangles total. Cut each rectangle into 6 equal squares. Gently press each square into a muffin cup.
  4. Place one piece of Brie into each muffin cup.
  5. Add the brown sugar to the pecan mixture and toss to combine. Place about a teaspoon of the nut mixture on top of the Brie in each cup.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until Brie is melted and the crescent bites are golden brown.
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