Bacon, Cranberry & Brie Christmas Crackers

Makes: 20

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes


  • 2 sheets of filo pastry (48cm x 25cm)
  • 120g smoked bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 150g brie
  • 100g cranberry sauce
  • 55g unsalted butter
  • Handful of fresh chives


  1. Slice each sheet of pastry into 10 individual rectangles. Spread a spoonful of cranberry sauce onto each rectangle. Chop the brie into cubes and sprinkle over the cranberry sauce before topping with the chopped bacon.
  2. Melt the butter and brush both long edges on each rectangle before rolling into cylinders. Twist the ends to create mini Christmas crackers.
  3. Brush the crackers with a little butter and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes on 190°C / 170°C (fan) / gas mark 5.
  4. Remove the crackers from the oven and carefully tie a chive blade around each twist. Serve immediately.