Brie and Butter Grits with Honey and Raspberry Compote

By • March 25, 2014 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: I tried this at a brunch spot and was hesitant at first, but the silky and buttery flavor floored me and I had to try to make it myself. The Brie and honey complement the grits extremely well, and they taste both homey and decadent at the same time. Brie and honey go well at all times -- try the same concept with oatmeal or any hot cereal of your choice. Teresa

Food52 Review: Isn't this a little reckless? Honey, brie, and butter? Yes. Yes it is. And it's exactly what you want in your grits. Something that both comforts, steady on your spoon, and intrigues, when the brie's earthiness sets in. With a little more salt and a gastrique instead of a compote, these grits would be welcome at dinner, too. They're excellent and could easily become a staple.MBobinski

Serves 2

Brie and Butter Grits

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use low-fat)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup grits or polenta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons Brie cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey

Raspberry Compote

  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  1. In a medium pot, bring the water, milk and salt to a boil. Add the grits and lower to a simmer, stirring occasionally. After 2 minutes, add the butter, the Brie, and 2 tablespoons of the honey. Taste to adjust the sweetness according to your preference. Simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes and serve in a bowl.
  2. For the raspberry compote, simply add the raspberries and the sugar to a small pot and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Top the grits with the slivered almonds, raspberries, and add a bit more honey or brown sugar if desired. Enjoy!
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27 days ago hotlikeginger

I cannot WAIT to try this - cheese and honey are one of my favourite pairings, even if people give me strange looks! Any chance someone has a source for that beautiful bowl?

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20 days ago Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's assistant editor.

The bowl is from West Elm!

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3 months ago Chris Van Houten

This was really, really excellent! Elegant, creamy, simple. Thank you for sharing.

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3 months ago Teresa

You said it best, Chris! Happy to share : )

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4 months ago jampot

If I could say this is my favorite breakfast food - wait... I CAN say it. This is my favorite breakfast food ever. Grits fit for a royal, for sure. Yummmmmmy!

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3 months ago Teresa

Jackpot! You can have grits every day!

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4 months ago carbonarasuz

Susan is a Recipe Tester for Food52

How do I say this---ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! My husband and I devoured this breakfast and will definitely make it again!

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4 months ago Teresa

I know what you mean, Susan. I can eat bowls of this stuff. Glad it turned out for you and your husband!

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4 months ago miguelclemente2014

There are so many ways to make cooking an easy job to take. - Eric Ludy

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4 months ago Teresa

Completely agree : )

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5 months ago eat chic

Brie & honey is a winning combination.

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5 months ago Jennifer Lo

how cool! I will have to try this! :)