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Cedar Planked Brie with toasted walnuts and fruit compote

This is a BC Coastal Original Recipe!


  • Presoaked, square cedar plank
  • 1 Whole round of brie cheese (Allow at least 1″ on each side of the plank for melting)
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fruit compote or hot pepper jelly
  • Tin foil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Place presoaked cedar plank on a good-sized sheet of tin foil. (You will be wrapping up the brie in the tin foil) *Depending on size of cedar plank and your tin foil, you may need to use 2 long sheets crisscrossed under the plank*
  3. Place brie cheese round on presoaked cedar plank
  4. Add toasted walnuts on top of brie and finish with fruit compote or hot pepper jelly on top
  5. Lift sides of tin foil up on each side and twist at top to create a “package”
  6. Put tin foil package on a baking tray in middle rack of oven
  7. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, depending on size of cheese round
  8. It should be melted and gooey when ready
  9. Serve with crackers and enjoy!


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.


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.