The Hot Brie Melt Sandwich

Take your grilled cheese experience to the next level with a cedar plank grilled Hot Brie Melt sandwich. Mouthwatering flavors of spicy pepper jelly, basil, brie cheese, tomatoes, and ham are the perfect combination!

Course Sandwich
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 2 slices Tuscan-style bread
  • 3 thin slices applewood smoked ham
  • 2-3 slices roma tomato
  • 2-3 slices brie cheese
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp red pepper jelly
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cedar plank


  1. Just a note before starting: the measurements above are just approximate measurements. Depending upon the bread you use, you may need more or less of each ingredient. Use your best judgement. The goal is not to overfill the sandwich.

  2. Soak your cedar plank in water for 1-4 hours before grilling. The more time the plank soaks the less it will char.

  3. Heat grill to 350 degrees (about medium heat). Place cedar plank on grill, once grill is hot.

  4. Butter the 2 slices of bread on both sides. Layer ham, tomato, basil, and brie cheese on one bread slice. Spread pepper jelly on the other bread slice and place on top of sandwich. Place sandwich on cedar plank and close grill lid. Grill sandwich for 10 -12 minutes to soak up cedar flavors.Slide sandwich directly onto grates, remove cedar plank, and grill sandwich on both sides until nice grill marks have formed (about 4 minutes per side). Remove and serve with a small side dish of pepper jelly for extra heat.

Recipe Notes

The Tuscan-style bread and pepper jelly can be found at Trader Joe’s.