The apple and cranberry flavors really speak to the fall, but why not change those flavors for other times of the year. For instance, you could replace the cranberry with cherry and use some chopped toasted hazelnuts instead of the apple to make cherry hazelnut Brie bites. Or you could make strawberry basil Brie bites. In fact, you could swap out the Brie cheese for goat cheese and make mini goat cheese bites instead. The point is, you can use this recipe as a guide or a template and make your own tasty bites to suit the season or just to suit your mood.
The only trick to making these bites is sealing them at the top into the “beggars’ purses“. This is really the easiest way to seal the pastry together. Just pull all the edges and corners up to meet in the center and pinch them together to make them stick. Then, spread out the corners that stick out of the top and press them down a little to make them look a little prettier. You might struggle with your first one, but I’d put money on you being an expert by the time you’ve done it three times.