Grilled Brie with Pear and Fig Jam

Grilled Brie with Pear and Fig Jam

1 hrs
10 mins

For the cheese lovers in your life, Grilled Brie with Pear and Fig Jam is an oven-free twist to baked brie, a melted, rich and buttery cheese. With classic cross-hatch grill marks on the edible casing, gooey cheese oozes from within this creamy appetizer. Fresh pear and fig jam adds sweetness and a texture that’s chewy and crunchy.


For the Brie

  • 1 wheel Brie cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 1 loaf French baguette bread, crackers or pita chips

For the Pear and Fig Jam

  • 1 pear, quartered & seeded
  • 1/2 pound black figs, halved with stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1 Of 7
In a blender or food processor, combine the pear, figs, lemon juice and water. Pulse until fruits are finely diced.
Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized saucepan and add sugar, honey, thyme and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes. Pour jam into a heat-resistant jar and let cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Hot Tip
Leftover jam will last for 2 to 3 months in the refrigerator.
Preheat your grill to 500°F.
Place the brie wheel onto hot grill grates, close the lid and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Then using a spatula, turn the wheel a quarter turn to get those cross-hatch grill marks, close the lid and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Flip the cheese wheel to char on the underside, top with pear and fig jam and grill until soft, 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove from grill and top with crushed walnuts. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Slice and serve on French baguette slices.
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