Not a fancy chef from France? That’s okay! Whip up these juicy roasted grapes, slather on some fancy cheese, drizzle with balsamic glaze and say “Baguette”. You are on your way to the tastiest and easiest appetizer set to wow a crowd. Oui oui!
Sometimes when I share a recipe here, I feel a little like a wolf in sheep clothing – dangerously deceptive.
Isn’t my sister Marci the food blogger around TIDBITS? Am I trying to creep my way from DIY to food blogging, one recipe at a time? – one might ask.
I mean, what right do I have to say things like “drizzle” or “roasted grapes“? It might be as insane as Marci trying to say things like, “wood glue” and “color tones“.
I need you to rest assured, my dear readers, there will be no one on TIDBITS selling their souls. Marci will always be a devoted foodie, and I, a devoted homie. If I happen to pop on here with a recipe, it might be for a few reasons.
1 – I’ve been invited to a Seasonal food blog hop by my blogging besties – and I can’t say no.
2 – I’ve got a tried and true, near-and-dear-to-my-heart recipe I’ve tweaked over the years, and I’m dying to share it with you. Such was the case for my Homemade Whole Wheat Bread.
3 – Marci had an idea for a crazy easy and yummy recipe and someone had to try it! Since she appears to be devoted with her heart and soul to Instant Pot recipes, I guess that leaves little ol’ me to share them with you.
4 – Since our book, I still have a LOT of fun photographing food and the irresistible craving hits when a pretty little presentation comes to mind.
Today’s recipe for these lovely little Roasted Grapes on Baguettes falls under categories 1, 3, and 4.
In the end, it really is you getting the best of the TIDBITS world. Marci’s food ideas and my passion for photography.
So next time I hop on and Marco Polo my sister saying, “Hurry! I need a crazy easy recipe for . . . ” – you can bet it is going to be good!
And next time she tells me to roast grapes and I look at her like she is crazy – I will not doubt! Who knew these little plump cuties could get sweeter and more flavorful under heat?!
What a delightful pair they were with goat or brie cheese and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Flavor bomb in your mouth!
Keep this super easy and quick appetizer idea in your back pocket (or appetizer Pinterest board), and whip it up for your next Holiday gathering.
HOW TO ROAST GRAPES
It sounded so fancy, I didn’t imagine it would be easy. But fear not, roasting grapes is easy peasy!
Step 1 – Cut your grapes in half.
You can opt to roast them whole, but we found they roasted through and looked better when sliced in half.
Step 2 – Get your oven nice and hot by pre-heating the oven to 425 degrees.
Step 3 – Place your grapes on a cookie sheet or oven safe pan, and place on the top rack of your pre-heated oven.
Step 4 – Roast for 10-15 minutes, stirring lightly about every 5 minutes.
Watch carefully for the perfect point where the skins start to brown, bubble and sweat. Your roasted grapes are done and ready to devour! They reminded me of those glorious days of my childhood when my mother when juice fresh grapes and we would take a small swig of that warm fresh grape juice. Mmmmm.
TIPS FOR ASSEMBLING YOUR ROASTED GRAPES ON BAGUETTE
The fresher the better for these little roasted grapes. So it is best to have your baguettes prepped for right when those grapes come out of the oven.
But don’t let that discourage you from taking it to your get-together. They are still very yummy after sitting out for some time.
- Slice your baguettes into little bite size pieces.
- Roast them in your oven at 425 degrees until beginning to brown.
- Let them cool slightly.
- Layer the baguette with goat cheese or a slice of brie cheese. For the mild taste buds, the brie seems to please. For goat cheese lovers, they will drool over a nice thick creamy layer.
- Place 2-3 roasted grapes on top of the cheese.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze right before serving.
I hope you enjoyed this idea! For another fun and healthy Fall appetizer idea, be sure to check out my Healthy Pumpkin Dip that can be made in advance and pulled out at a moments notice.
Enjoy cruising through all my blog friends Fall Appetizer ideas below.
Fall soup theme is up next for the Tastes of the Season blog tour, organized by Ella Claire, and I’m sure Marci will have a good one for us! (wink, wink)
Fall Charcuterie Platter by Craftberry Bush | Truffle, Almond, & Apple Flatbread by The Chronicles of Home | Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes by Town and Country Living | Roasted Grapes on Baguette by Tidbits
Roasted Garlic Hummus by Home Made Lovely | Smoky Cheese Ball by Tidy Mom | Easy Skillet Brie by French Country Cottage | Gluten + Dairy Free Herbed Boursin with Cranberry Almond Crackers by Zevy Joy
Roasted Grapes on Baguette
Whip up these juicy roasted grapes, slather on some fancy cheese, drizzle with balsamic glaze and say “Baguette”. Easiest appetizer set to wow a crowd.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Up to you!
- sliced baguette
- goat cheese or brie cheese
- red grapes
- balsamic glaze
- Roast or toast sliced baguettes until slightly browned and perfectly crunchy. Let cool.
- Slice grapes in half
- Roast in oven at 425 degrees until they begin to brown, bubble and sweat
- Assemble appetizer by spreading cheese on baguette, topping with 2-3 roasted grapes, and topping with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
- Devour. Or share . . . it’s up to you.
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