Prepare to be delighted. Ground Beef burgers with walnuts, Granny Smith apples, Brie cheese and blackberry preserves.

Fruit and Nut Burgers
  • 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Burger

Fruit and Nut Burgers


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, cut into 8 rounds
  • 4 tablespoons Brie cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons marionberry or blackberry preserves
  • 4 whole-grain artisanal rolls


  1. Combine Ground Beef, walnuts, salt, pepper, and in a medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  3. Place two apple rounds on bottom of each roll; top with burger.  Evenly spread cheese and preserves over burgers.  Close sandwiches.

    Cook's Tip: Apple rounds may be grilled for 3 to 4 minutes, if desired.