Remember that giveaway I had a few weeks ago? Knoshbox sent me a jar of Organic Bing Cherry Preserves and a few of you mentioned using it on a wheel of brie. Well, I couldn't get the idea out of my head and my dad loves brie. So, I thought I would try it while we were on vacation this week.
On a quick side note, this was the view I woke up to this morning. I love the beach.
Back to the brie. It was brilliant. Simply brilliant. You guys are a bunch of geniuses. In fact, it only lasted a mere two minutes after I photographed it. My family basically inhaled an entire wheel of brie. It's the perfect brink of fall appetizer and would be great at parties, fancy date night dinners, watching football, the holidays, even camping. This dish suits almost any occassion.
Cooked over a grill, the cedar plank gives this brie a rich, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet cherries. For a bit of a crunch, I toasted a few almonds and walnuts in a little bit of honey and oil. Appetizer heaven.
Cedar Plank Brie with Nuts and Bing Cherry Sauce
1 12 oz. wheel brie cheese
1/2 cup bing cherry preserves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
Crackers or bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4-6 servings
1. Soak cedar plank in water for at least an hour so it doesn't catch fire. I put mine on a cookie sheet and set a coffee mug on top of it to keep it submerged.
2. Heat grill to a nice medium-high heat, about 400 F. Prep plank by grilling it for three minutes on each side. Place brie on one end of the plank and close cover. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
3. In the meantime, heat oil olive and honey in a small pan. Add nuts and cook for about 5 minutes.
4. Assemble your brie. Sather with the cherry preserves and top with honeyed nuts. Arrange crackers and serve.
Note: Cedar planks are sold in the meat department of most super markets. You can buy this exact jar of Organic Bing Cherry Preserves here!