Appetizers

Grilled Brie with Honey and Trail Mix

Are you looking for a new way to shove an entire wheel of brie into your face?

Good. You came to the right spot then.

Let’s chat about this for a second. A couple weeks ago when we were in Tahoe, Adam went to the store searching for cedar planks to grill his famous salmon on (have you tried his salmon yet?! You need to). And while we couldn’t find any planks that were large enough to fit a piece of fish, we found the cutest little mini cedar planks that were just perfect for grilling cheese. Brie cheese, to be exact.

Now, I’m not going to toot my own horn or anything, but I’m pretty proud of my brown sugar baked brie. Okay, fine—it’s my mom’s brown sugar baked brie. But a couple years ago, I made it for a group of people and I am pretty sure that brie won over Adam’s heart. I had just met him the day before and was in charge of making an appetizer and a side for the dinner we were hosting together (long, slightly weird story, read this post and try your best to ignore my awful photos and bold font). I’m not sure where exactly I am going with this one, except for the fact that I truly believe my brown sugar brie cheese prompted Adam to fall deeply in love with me.

Okay, maybe not “deeply in love” but you know it’s true—the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Amen.

That’s my brie story and I’m sticking to it.

I’m going back now to the original story. This grilled brie. We made it in Tahoe and LOVED it. Such an easy, delicious appetizer served hot off the grill and absolutely doused with honey and trail mix.

We used trail mix in Tahoe because that’s all we had and so that’s how I recreated it at home. I love the bits of the honey glazed dried fruit and nuts on top of the runny, hot brie. It just works.

Brie, I love you.

This would also make a great camping meal or snack! You can pre-soak the cedar plank, pack it up with you and then just set it (with the cheese) right over your fire pit on the grates. Just make sure bears don’t get your extra honey!

P.S. You can find cedar planks near the meat department at most major grocery stores.

P.P.S If grilling scares you (or if you just don’t have a grill), you can bake this brie without the honey and trail mix at 350 for about 15 minutes until hot and gooey.

P.P.P.S I suggest making this for a cute boy. You never know what might happen as a result!

Grilled Brie with Honey and Trail Mix

serves 4 as an appetizer

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Ingredients:

1 wheel brie cheese, preferably triple-cream

1/2 cup dried berry and nut trail mix (I used some from Trader Joe’s but anything will do)

1/4 cup honey

1 cedar plank

Crackers for serving

Directions:

Soak your cedar plank in cold water for 30 minutes prior to using. This will ensure it won’t burn!

Next, preheat your grill to medium/high (about 400 degrees). Place your brie wheel on your plank and place on the grill. Close grill and cook for 10 minutes, until cheese is practically bursting at the sides.

Immediately after pulling off the grill, sprinkle trail mix and honey over. Serve with crackers.

Time:

45 minutes (includes time to soak the plank)

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56 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    July 13, 2012 at 3:53 am

    I just bought cedar planks yesterday to grill salmon! I can’t wait to do it hopefully this weekend. Brie looks awesome and I never thought about grilling it!

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    Alex
    July 13, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Um, wow.
    Forget the bikini, I need to have this in my mouth!

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    July 13, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Grilled?? Wow! I am also interested in that love story…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    July 13, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I think I started drooling after seeing the first picture.

    I need to find a cute boy to make this for pronto, obviously. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m convinced!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 13, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Oooh yum… this could be dangerous! I’m really not a big cheese person, but if someone brings baked brie to a party as an appetizer, I just can’t help myself! Thanks for reminding me that I need to go and pick up some new cedar planks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacie @ Snaps and Bits
    July 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Wow, a marriage between two favorites! This looks so delicious (even though it’s breakfast time for me…)

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    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    July 13, 2012 at 5:26 am

    that looks amazing!!

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    Nicole
    July 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I just recently saw a recipe for baked brie with honey and figs that looked great. I love the addition of some crunchy trail mix as well. Going to try this soon!

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    Devon | the food bitch blog
    July 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

    You can’t beat brie… ever. Love the idea of grilling it on cedar planks!

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    Kelly
    July 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

    So delicious!! I remember one of my most favorite things when I was a kid was brie baked in puff pastry with strawberry jelly spread on butter crackers. Oh man…a childhood classic in my house. (yes..my parents were slightly odd and didn’t serve their five year old typical food…don’t get me started on the fact that I grew up eating shark stir fry)

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    allie@sweetpotatobites.com
    July 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

    mmmm warm brie is the best! grilling it on a cedar plank? genius.

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    Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    July 13, 2012 at 6:27 am

    A different kind of ‘grilled cheese’! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the looks of this.

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    luv what you do
    July 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

    You had me at your first picture! This looks like a dangerously good ap to be hanging around the house! So creative!

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    Jill
    July 13, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I never would have thought to grill cheese. Brilliant!

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    Allyn
    July 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I used to work at a boutique, and in the same shopping center was a cafe that had baked brie with slices of pears and bread. I’m not going to say how many times that was lunch/dinner, but it was a lot.
    I really love that stuff.

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    July 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I love the idea of doing this on cedar planks. Looks delicious! (And love that you won him over through cheese — perfect!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica
    July 13, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This looks so incredibly delicious. My mouth is watering.

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    Sara Nickel
    July 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

    This looks brilliant! Eating brie is always sooo luxurious and a real treat. I agree with the P.P.P.S. It might make for a very romantic evening…:)

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    Marissa@ohhhsolovely
    July 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

    i think i like the way you guys camp. if i can eat grilled brie while camping, then maybe i’ll tell my husband we can give it a go!

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    Cait's Plate
    July 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Love this idea!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Ha, I need to go read that brie story now! This looks delicious!!!

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    Laurie
    July 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hi Jenna! Great recipe.. yum! When you talk about a grill, is it like a BBQ? Thank you so much!:)

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      jenna
      July 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Yep!

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    Shannon @ A Fork In Each Hand
    July 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks ridiculously decadent and so delicious! I must, must make it!

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    Margarita
    July 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Oh Jenna, this looks so delicious! I have had phyllo dough wrapped brie before with honey… and can only imagine how much more awesome it would be with all those nuts and dried fruit.

    P.S. The picture of Adam drinking wine out of the bottle is classic!
    P.P.S. The way to a man’s heart is indeed through his stomach! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can testify to that.

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    Caroline L.
    July 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Oh goodness, these pictures make me want to jump right into them and dig in! Looks so delicious, will definitely make an attempt at it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily
    July 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    And I thought cedar planks were just for salmon. Super cute boy story, too!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Warm brie in any form is food from heaven – and grilled with honey and trail mix…I am wishing I had a grill right now!!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I have a cute boy who I believe would love this – will have to make it for him! (mainly for me though, I swoon for brie)

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    wendy-frances
    July 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    OMG! That made my brain quiver with excitement! I need to eat this tonight! Thanks for posting!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    July 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I LOVE BRIE! Brie with honey is a must… but I’m lovin trail mix idea! Jenna you are a genius! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Teri
    July 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    OH, that looks GOOD! I love brie!

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    britt
    July 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    i have never had baked or grilled brie but after seeing this and the one from your older post, i’m going to be changing that very soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    July 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Are you kidding me? This is pure heaven. Love Brie and with trail mix on top it’s just plain dangerous.

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    Megan
    July 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Ok I HAD to click on the link just to see your original picture of the brie ๐Ÿ™‚ you’ve really grown as a photographer and it motivates me to keep working at it! Great recipe, I never thought to grill brie but it sounds amazing!

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    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    July 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Oh how I miss brie. It’s one of the only few bad things about being pregnant. That and no lox. Sniff sniff. This sure does look tasty though!

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    Lily O' Dare @ Candied-Life
    July 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    love your brie story! this looks delicious and suddenly wanting a spoonful of honey. great photos.

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    Sarah
    July 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Mmm, yes please!

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    Melissa
    July 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This looks AMAZING! Definitely going to do this for a girl’s night.

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    Valerie at The Year of Living Healthfully
    July 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I love baked (or grilled) Brie. Sometimes I serve it with gingersnaps instead of crackers. It’s a great taste combination and something a little different! Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Emily @ Life on Food
    July 14, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Salmon and brie on the grill. Yes, please. This Ooey gooey brie looks amazing with the honey and trail mix. How perfect for a camping trip and the trail mix doing double duty.

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    Joy
    July 14, 2012 at 4:24 am

    The cute boy I have i better go get him some Brie

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    em
    July 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    this sounds beyond amazing.
    i’m going to have to check my grocery store for cedar planks!

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    Keely (Sky Blue)
    July 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    oh be still my heart. so delicious.

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    Jennette
    July 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    This may be a silly question but this is the 1st I’ve heard of cedar planks, would you still use it if baking the brie?

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    Becky
    July 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I remember reading that post years ago. That’s how I found you was the Murphy Goode contest. Been with you ever since girl. Isn’t it crazy how you found love through that experience. I can’t wait to read your book. Keep up the good work.

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      jenna
      July 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Becky!!

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    Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See
    July 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    OMG.

    Warm. melty. brie.

    Even in the blazing heat of Georgetown in D.C., I need to make this ASAP ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Sharon Sirvent
    July 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    That looks so delicious! and EASY! Even I can’t mess that up….I don’t think, lol.

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