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
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
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.
45 minutes (includes time to soak the plank)