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Planked Brie with Peaches and Blueberries

Planked Brie with Peaches and Blueberries Photo

Planking soft and semi-soft cheeses is easy and people go crazy for it. The rind on the cheese turns a golden color from the smoke and the cheese oozes once the rind is broken.  Serve planked cheese with a grilled baguette and crackers.

  • 1 thin cedar plank (approximately 15 cm square) soaked in water
  • 1 ripe peach, thinly sliced into strips
  • 250 ml fresh blueberries
  • 230 ml honey
  • 5 ml chopped fresh thyme
  • Black pepper
  • 150 g wheel brie cheese
  • 1 baguette sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the barbecue to medium heat. In a small bowl, gently combine the peach slices, blueberries, honey, thyme and season with black pepper to taste.
  2. Place the brie on the plank and top with the peach mixture. Place the plank on the barbecue and close the lid. Plank grill the cheese for 15 to 18 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and slightly puffy.
  3. Remove the plank from the grill and allow the cheese to cool for one to two minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with the sliced baguette, a few big spoons and lots of napkins!

Makes four servings.

Dettson

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