11/27/10

Maple Planked Brie

Maple Planked Brie (before the grill) using Outdoor Gourmet's Fromagier Line of planks

Mmmm, warm melty brie crusted with sliced almonds and chewy dried cranberries, drizzled with honey...what a delicious small plate! Just perfect for the holidays, or any time of the year.


Imagine a cold snowy day, a warm crackling fire blazing away in the fireplace and everyone gathered around chatting after a long day of skiing enjoying this melted Brie with a glass of  Chardonnay before dinner. Sounds like fun to me!


Imagining it's snowing!


Outdoor Gourmet, environmentally-conscious maker of gourmet grilling planks made from reclaimed wood, was kind enough to send me a sample pack of some of their items to try. Their Fromagier Line of planks really caught my eye.




Along with the instructions they included great serving  suggestions:




Just soak the plank submerged in water for at least an hour before using.


they tend to float, so weight it down with something heavy


After your plank has soaked for an hour, it's ready for use.


Maple Planked Brie

Outdoor Grill 400 degrees F

Serves 4-6 as an appetizer

Ingredients:
1 7-inch x 7-inch Outdoor Gourmet Maple Plank, pre-soaked in water
1 wedge Brie cheese (I used Supreme French Brie)
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
2 Tablespoons dried cranberries

Place the wedge of Brie in the center of the plank. Drizzle with half of the honey, then arrange slices of almonds on top and press on the sides. Sprinkle with cranberries and drizzle with remaining honey.

ready to go on the grill

Place plank with Brie directly on grill and close the lid. Check brie after a few minutes to see if it is melted. I used a particularly soft and creamy Brie, so it only took about 5 minutes or so. Once melted, remove from grill and serve immediately with slices of French baguette and/or crackers.


ooey, gooey yumminess!

You can find Outdoor Gourmet at places like Whole Foods, Sur La Table, and Dean & DeLuca, or order online directly through them. I did not see their Fromagier Line of planks on the website yet, but I bet they're coming soon. I can't wait to try all of their other amazing planks, wraps and even cedar skewers!

I love companies like Outdoor Gourmet that are environmentally responsible. They source their raw material in a way that respects the environment. They don't cut down any trees; instead, they recycle seconds from local mills that own tree farms that are managed for a sustained yield.

20 comments:

  1. Oh how I love brie.. its such a delicious cheese! And with all your little extras this has to be good! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!!

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  2. That plank is gorgeous! As is your brie.

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  3. Wonderful! I love brie,and you did amazing job!

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  4. Found you through Wendy's blog, and I'm so glad I did. Your brie and photos of it is absolutely beautiful. Love the recipe, and appreciate the source mentioned where to purchase the plank.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  5. This is a quick and easy treat on a cold day. Brie is one of my fav cheeses and there's so many great ways to change up the flavour profile by adding things to it.

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  6. Oh yum, Veronica, it's gorgeous! I love brie, baked or unbaked, and I love the idea of planking it and grilling it.

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  7. Veronica - this just looks amazing - love the combo of brie with almonds and cranberries. I can't get maple planks like that here, but I have a little Spanish cazuela that I often use for making a warm brie - am definitely going to try it next time with the almonds and cranberries.

    BTW - all your Thanksgiving posts were wonderful, such beautiful looking dishes - if I ever get to spend Thanksgiving in America, I want to spend it at your house :-)

    Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving weekend.

    Sue xo

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  8. Loving this idea!! We are brie fanatics!

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  9. SO beautiful...and I bet utterly delicious!! Love baked brie and yours is truly unique with grilling on a maple plank. Wonderful!

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  10. I LOVE baked brie ... I can't even imagine how awesome it would taste grilled on the plank.

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  11. OMG!!!! THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! Is this piece for me???

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  12. That really looks so yummy! I love brie and this sounds like an interesting way to serve :)

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  13. wow! that baked brie looks gorgeous- I have a little jewelry party coming up and I might just have to use this as an appetizer!

    also, on another note... I am sure you are super busy, but we are doing a holiday blogging event and would love if you could join! let me know if you are interested... i will be doing a post with more details this week.

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  14. I have never tried brie before, but actually just bought some this year to try at christmas time. I might have to use your idea. Looks delish. I am your newest follower.

    xo

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  15. Oooh the picture of the melted brie is making me droooool!

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  16. What a great idea to use the plank. My sister-in-law has the same recipe except she uses a baking stone. I will have to make this with the plank perhaps for New Years.

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