There’s this thing between polenta and me.
We just get each other. I like easy-peasy dishes; polenta is just that. I like foods that are filling but not unhealthy; polenta comes in for the win. I like comfort food that I can customize, and eventually spoon out of a bowl and into my mouth; polenta is there for me.
So you can imagine how often I’ve made and eaten this Apple-Brie Polenta with Sage
. The answer is somewhere between once and eleventy billion times – and it may or may not skew in the eleventy billion direction.
OK but seriously, can you just take a look at that stuff up there? Just a lil’ gander? Does it not look like a pretty darn tasty side dish, something that would pair awesomely with pork chops or chicken or a roast? That’s a rhetorical question. So since you’re probably already foaming at the mouth with how good this looks, let’s cut to the chase and make some polenta!
First, bring some water, apple juice and spices to a boil in a medium saucepan. You can swap the apple juice for apple cider, if you want, and adjust the spices as desired.
Reduce the heat, then stir in the polenta and some grated apple and continue stirring until the mixture is thickened.
Meanwhile, chop up some brie cheese (remember to remove the rind!) and grab some fresh sage leaves.
Stir the brie and snipped fresh sage leaves into the polenta, along with some salt. I’m pretty sure heaven smells like this.
Serve in pretty little ramekins and top with chopped apples and more sage leaves for garnish and flair. It’s OK if you want to skip this part, though – it’ll probably only last about two seconds anyway.
Oh, polenta -- you and your easy-peasy, filling, spoonworthy goodness. You just get me. Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) is gonna hang out with polenta alllll autumn long. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!