Grilled Brie with Tomato Jam

Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8


For the grill

  • 1 8 oz wheel of Brie
  • 1 French baguette sliced ¼-in thick on bias
  •  Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing

For the tomato jam

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 piece (1-inch) fresh ginger peeled and minced (1tbsp)
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • ½ cup red-wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup light-brown sugar packed
  • ½ tsp  ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • To prepare jam, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, fresh ginger, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with juice, breaking up tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Add vinegar, honey, brown sugar, ground ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have broken down and mixture is thick, about 60-75 minutes. Discard cinnamon. Let cool completely before serving or storing. Jam can be refrigerated in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks.
  • Heat grill (or grill pan) to high with an area of indirect heat. Brush hot grates and the cheese rind with oil. Grill until cheese is marked by grates on outside and starting to melt inside, flipping once. About 3 minutes per side.
  • Brush the baguette slices with oil on both sides. Grill, flipping once until marked by grates, about 1 minute per side.
  • Serve warm with jam.


*Jam can be refrigerated in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks.
*This jam can also be canned in a water bath (45 minutes) for unrefrigerated storage. Up to six months.
Keyword vegetarian
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