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This recipe is based on Save on Foods recipe: Grilled Brie with Apples, Honey and Walnuts

Cedar Plank Brie with Apples, Honey and Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 BC Coastal Grilling Plank - for best results use an 8" x 8" jumbo plank
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples or any red apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Walnuts, crushed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
  • 1 wheel Brie cheese
  • Crackers for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to 450°F.
  2. In a small sauce pot, heat the apples, orange juice, brown sugar and honey on medium-high heat.
  3. Simmer until the apples are tender and the juices are thickened to a thin syrup, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add crushed walnuts into mixture. Set aside when combined.
  5. Spread olive oil over the rind of the brie.
  6. Place the brie on the cedar plank and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until gooey.
  7. Remove the brie from the grill.
  8. Place brie on serving plate or serve on cedar plank, top with apple and walnut mixture and crackers.

Oven use:

Place the oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees Celsius.

When using a grilling plank be sure to put plank on a cookie sheet or place foil underneath to catch drips.

Once the planked food is in the oven turn temperature down to 375.

BBQ use:

Turn BBQ on high to warm up

Once hot, place your rubbed or marinated food on the plank, skin side down, and onto one side of the BBQ, reduce only that sides temperature to low. Reduce the other sides temperature to medium. (If you have an extremely hot BBQ consider turning the plank side burner off after the plank has started to smolder)

The plank should start to crackle and smolder. This creates the smoke!

Check your plank occasionally, if you have a flare up, which is normal, use a spray bottle filled with water to spritz out the flames. You want your plank to be smoldering, not flaming. Make sure while you're checking your plank that a very minimal amount of smoke escapes.

Remember that when cooking with a cedar plank your cooking time will double!

When cooked to desired tenderness, carefully remove plank and place on a cookie sheet or foil before plating.

Enjoy!

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