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Cheese Bites

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 10 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Yield Makes 12 appetizer servings
Use a piece of dental floss pulled taut to cut chilled cream cheese.


  • 1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup jalapeño pepper jelly*

How to Make It

  1. Cut cream cheese into 24 pieces, and let soften.

  2. Separate each biscuit into thirds, making 3 rounds. Press biscuit rounds into bottom and up sides of 24 mini-muffin cups. Spoon about 1 tsp. pepper jelly into center of each biscuit cup; top each with 1 cream cheese piece.

  3. Bake at 425° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  4. *1/2 cup mango chutney may be substituted.

  5. Brie Cheese Bites: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 1 (8-oz.) Brie round, rind removed, for cream cheese. Bake as directed.