Roasted Grape Crostini has creamy goat cheese topped with sweet roasted grapes and a sprinkle of thyme. Just four ingredient and you have a fabulous appetizer.
This is a great appetizer for the middle of winter when there isn’t much fresh fruit around. Grapes are harvested in Chili starting in February through May ,while in the US the harvesting season is in the fall. This allows us to get sweet grapes year round. Roasted grapes are wonderfully sweet without any added sugar. Roasting them with a little thyme makes a savory spread to top a mild cheese, I suggest goat cheese or ricotta. Anything stronger will overpower the topping. The bread needs to be sturdy enough to hold the grapes, so try gilling or toasting slices of a baguette.
Why you should make Roasted Grape Crositni
- You can make it in advance
- It won’t get soggy
- It’s served at room temperature, so not worrying about keeping things warm
- It has so much flavor
- It’s sweet without any added sugar
How do you roast grapes
Roasting grapes is so simple, you just sprinkle with olive oil and salt and bake on parchment paper for about 10 minutes until they start to break open.
You can roast the grapes in advance as they don’t need to be warm and make sure the cheese is at room temperature so it’s easier to spread. I think you’ll be surprised at how flavorful something so simple can be.
More recipes that use sweet grapes
- Sweet Potato Crostini, grapes salsa on a baked slice of sweet potato
- Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes, a great side to serve with almost anything
- Roasted Cranberry and Grape Relish, a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast
- Chicken with Grapes and Olives, for something a little different during the week
Keep these in mind for your next diner party. If you like appetizer served on a baguette, here are some equally delicious ideas:
- French Onion Rounds, a savory warm appetizer.
- For a lighter appetizer, try Pomegranate Crostini.
- Make some Bacon Peach Jam to serve for something quick and easy.
If you make Roasted Grape Crostini, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creation.
Roasted Grape Crostini
- sliced bread
- goat/ricotta cheese
- red grapes
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Brush olive oil on bread slices and place on grill until toasted.
- Place grapes on rimmed baking pan. Sprinkle with olive oil and then salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add thyme sprigs to the mix.
- Bake at 450º for 8-10 minutes until grapes have burst open and are soft enough to spread.
- Spread cheese on toasted bread and cover with roasted grapes. Serve at room temperature.
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