Whoever said grilling is only for summertime totally had it all wrong! I mean, it is obviously much more enjoyable to grill and eat outdoors in the summertime… but during those colder seasons, don’t miss out on sneaking outside to grill something like this mouthwatering appetizer. Remember, you can always bring it right back through those doors into your cozy home! Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it will have you craving more; when Isabella tested this one, we couldn’t get enough of it over here at #CasaMarcela!

To enjoy, simply smother the warm Brie on a piece of toasted baguette, make sure you get some of those piloncillo caramelized apples in that bite, and prepare to taste food heaven! Oh, and if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, I have one word for you: Panini!

Seriously… go NOW and get your grill ready for one delicious appetizer! Happy winter grilling!

With Love, Marla

Grilled Brie Stuffed with Piloncillo Caramelized Apples


  • 1 16-oz wheel of brie
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup thinly sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup piloncillo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat an outdoor or stovetop grill on medium-low heat. Allow grill to reach a temperature of 500 degrees F. In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat melt butter. When butter has melted add thyme, rosemary and apples. Saute apples for about 5 minutes and add piloncillo. Continue to cook apples until piloncillo has entirely dissolved and is starting to caramelize. Remove rosemary and thyme. Allow apple mixture to cool down. Slice wheel of brie in half lengthwise. Slicing is easier if the wheel of brie is cold instead of room temperature. Add sautéed apples to one half of the brie and top of with the other half. Brush grill with olive oil. Before grilling make sure the grill has reached the temperature indicated. This will make sure the brie gets perfectly grilled and not start to melt. Place brie on grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with a sliced baguette or your favorite cracker.