Savory Cherry Compote on Warm Brie Cheese #giveaway

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Savory Cherry Compote on Warm Brie Cheese |

Last week, we made a delightful sparkling cherry lemonade and now it’s appetizer time! This warm brie cheese is every bit creamy, salty and warm. The tart and savory cherry compote is crunchy, smooth and sweet with a touch of thyme flavor. It’s the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer that will promote drooling the second anyone lays eyes on it!

How can you go wrong with sweet, salty and savory in every bite? You can taste every flavor in every bite, even the thyme!

Savory Cherry Compote on Warm Brie Cheese |

Now, as promised, some intriguing notes about Montmorency tart cherries and sleep. Sleep, you say? Never in my wildest dreams (pun intended) did I think cherries could help with sleep!

You see, tart cherries may be able to help get you back on track to a better night’s rest because they contain a natural source of melatonin. Compounds in tart cherries may help reset the body’s internal clock to establish regular sleep patterns. Adding tart cherries to your routine may help you naturally get a good night’s sleep. And wouldn’t you rather try drinking a glass of tart cherry juice when you wake up and when you go to bed for seven consecutive days instead of pumping the sleeping pills?

Stay tuned for another awesome tart cherry recipe and more interesting health benefits regarding tart cherries next week! Also, don’t forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway worth over $300!

Savory Cherry Compote on Warm Brie Cheese |

Savory Cherry Compote on Warm Brie Cheese


  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • dash of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 7 ounce wheel of brie


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a sauce pan on medium heat, bring the cherries, sugar and thyme to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. In the last minute, add in the cornstarch. Once thickened, remove from the heat and add in the walnuts and black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the top off of the brie, leaving the sides and bottom. Place in on a cooking sheet and bake for 5-7 or until the brie is melted.
  4. Top the brie with the cherry compote and serve with crackers.

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  1. I have never tried Tart cherries, but I would love to try the Mediterranean Tuna Salad from their website!

  2. I love tart cherries! I have a wheel of brie on hand, now I just need to head up to traverse city and get some cherries. 🙂

  3. i’ve never had tart cherries before, but i think they’d be delicious in smoothies with a frozen banana 🙂

  4. I really enjoy dried cherries by the handful. BUT, I have made your warm Brussels Sprout Salad….and holy goodness. The cherries make that dish!

  5. I don’t know if I’ve had tart cherries,but this recipe looks like a great way to try since I’m obsessed with cheese!

  6. Good gravy, this recipe is after my own heart. We make this same thing during the holidays but use pecans since I have a walnut allergy. It is the best!!
    This is probably my favorite way to eat tart cherries unless there is a cobbler in the oven. Then that wins!

  7. I have only had sweet cherries so I probably would use them like the sweet cherries I know and make a pie

  8. I’ve never tried tart cherries, but I do love Brie. I would live to try the recipe above, or the cherries over cream cheese! Yum!!

  9. I eat vegan, so I would like to make this recipe with an artisan vegan brie cheese. And if I can’t find an acceptible one, then I will make a chutney with the cherries.

  10. I love to have tart cherries in homemade yogurt parfaits, it’s the perfect foil for the slightly tangy creamy yogurt with granola as an added texture. The tart cherries add another level of goodness.

  11. I don’t think I’ve had tart cherries like this before but my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I would probably put them in some sort of popsicle form right now. Can’t get enough of the cold, sweet yummy treat!

  12. Tart cherries are best in my oatmeal in the morning! I swirl with a little vanilla yogurt or 1 tbsp of cheesecake jello powder to balance the tart with sweet 🙂

  13. Growing up we always had homemade canned tart cherries served over vanilla ice cream or pound cake, delish:)

  14. I love tart cherries in homemade pie! We used to have a couple cherry trees in our yard (growing up). Now my husband and I have a couple in our backyard. Mmm!!!

  15. I like tart cherries raw. Then again I also eat cranberries fresh out of hand!. I also like to make a pie with tart cherries!

  16. The only way I’ve ever tried tart cherries is in a good old pie. Not very imaginative, I know, but very tasty nonetheless.

  17. I’ve never had tart cherries but I would imagine this awesome compote would be amazing over Greek yogurt or ice cream!

  18. My mom used to make some tart cherry fritters that were so good – wish I could recreate them, but no luck with that so far.

  19. I’ve never tried them but your recipe looks delicious! I love brie and love cherries so I can only imagine how good they taste together!

  20. Maybe it’s the pretty pictures, but I can’t imagine tart cherries being better with anything other than brie!

  21. I love tart cherries in my cherry pies!
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  22. I’ve never tried tart cherries before. They sound like they would be great in baked goods, chutneys and especially on cheese like your brie recipe. Yum

  23. Fresh off the tree at my Mom’s place! Nothing beats a warmed by the sun, sweet, sour tart cherry! Cherry pie comes in second!

  24. love, love, love tart cherries – hand pies are my favorite method but I’ll take them in cookies or cakes or on the brie you suggested above. Yum!

  25. First I’d like to try that cherry compote. It looks amazing then maybe I’d put some in a chocolate chip granola bar.

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