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
Test Kitchen Notes
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
Brie and Butter Grits
milk (I use low-fat)
grits or polenta
2 to 3 tablespoons
fresh or frozen raspberries
In This Recipe
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.
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!