Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer

Do you want an appetizer that will please the pickiest eater but impress your foodie friends? Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer takes mere minutes to put together and is perfect to serve at an impromptu gathering of friends.

Roasted Grapes And Warm Brie Bruschetta

Roasted Grapes And Warm Brie Crostini

We have all had it happen…you get a phone call from friends that happen to be in the neighborhood and want to stop by for a visit. Of course you say “yes”, then immediately think about what you can put out to nibble on with drinks when they arrive. You could set out nuts, chips and dip, or crackers and cheese but you have done that a million times. A cheese plate with some grapes is lovely but you know you can do better than that. Think!

How about roasting the grapes…YES!  Instead of crackers, what about topping crostini with sliced brie and warming the cheese slightly in the oven with a sprig of fresh thyme. Oh yes, now you have something special. You guests will think you are terrific when you pop into the kitchen for a couple of minutes and come out with something that is original and delicious. Smile graciously as everyone enjoys this appetizer that you put together in such a short time.

Roasted Grapes With Warm Brie Crostini

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Adjust the ingredients according to the amount of grapes used.

  • A large bunch of seedless red grapes cut into smaller clusters
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 baguette cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick, brushed with olive oil and baked in  a 350 degree oven till golden
  • 1 large wedge or small wheel of brie cut into 1/4 inch slices*
  • small sprigs of thyme for garnish (optional) plus olive oil to dot
  • balsamic glaze (optional)

Place grape clusters on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over grapes and sprinkle with the herbs and seasonings. Carefully toss all the ingredients together. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until grapes soften and skins start to shrivel. (Do not overcook or they will start to break down).

Place a slice of brie on each crostini, top with a little sprig of thyme, dot with a drop of oil and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for a just a couple of minutes to warm the cheese.

To serve, place the warm brie crostini on a platter alongside the small grape clusters. I like to drizzle the grapes with a little balsamic glaze but that is optional.

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I believe you will enjoy the caramelized goodness of roasted grapes, they make a wonderful sweet and savory appetizer. Served alongside the warm brie crostini, they are an easy and tasty appetizer that I believe your guests will enjoy.

*If you are like me, you always have cheese in your refrigerator. If you don’t have brie, camembert or a soft goat cheese would work well.

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267 Responses to Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer

  1. lulu says:

    Company for dinner tomorrow night and you can bet I’ll be trying this out. Who ever thought of roasting grapes. Not me for sure!

  2. What a delicious idea. I’m thinking you probably get more calls than the rest of us from people who want to stop by because of your exceptional culinary skills. 🙂

  3. musingmar says:

    What a terrific idea: elegant, unusual and easy to make. I just had a gathering where I put out crackers, cheese and (yawn) red grapes. Roasted grapes would have taken that from fine to fab!

  4. This looks absolutely genius! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  5. Amazing — what a wickedly clever idea … so tasty and so ‘simple’ !!! Can’t wait to try this (although without balsamic vinegar — I’ve gone off it at the moment) … what did your guests say? I bet they were in heaven …

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Jo, for your nice compliment. This is absolutely one of the most simple appetizers you could serve your guests. My guests love it. 🙂

  6. annelifaiers says:

    What an original and lovely idea! I think this sounds and looks fantastic. Definitely bookmarking. Thanks Karen x

  7. Norma Chang says:

    Love, love, love this. So easy, elegant and creative. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses. Am copying your ideas.

  8. Oh what delights! The balsamic on the roasted grapes sounds like culinary perfection. Wish I was closer……..I WOULD ring you up and come by for a visit often! Wonderful, thank you.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tin Man, I’m glad you like the appetizer…thank you for your compliment. I love balsamic with strawberries and thought it would work well with the grapes and it did.

  9. vintagefrenchchic says:

    Karen, I may just try this on Friday when I have friends over for dinner. I will either make if for an appetizer or for dessert. Merci!

  10. Karen Harris says:

    I could make a meal out of this combination. I can’t wait to give this little nibble a try and I’m not going to wait for company either LOL!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen, Not only do we both have the same first name but our tastes are similar. There are many an evening when I could have this for my meal. Enjoy. 🙂

  11. This is a great idea for making some simple ingredients special – and I don’t think I’ll wait for impromptu guests to try it out!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Kay, I’m happy to know that you like the idea. It seems several of my readers aren’t going to wait for guests. I hope you will enjoy it. 🙂

  12. Ruth says:

    I saw this in a magazine about a year or so ago. i thought, roasted grapes? That’s a bit odd. They had doused their version in honey, too, which sounded way to sweet for my liking. I love your savory take on the idea. Sounds much more appealing and balanced! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruth, I believe you would enjoy the roasted grapes. The savory ingredients go very well with the natural caramelized sweetness of the grapes. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  13. Monique says:

    What a coincidence..I just made these and I loved them..:)
    Made another similar fruit cheese recipe with cherries you might enjoy also..

  14. This screams fall cocktail party, Karen! I’m going to try your recipe this week. Not because we are expecting guests, but just because I want to taste these. I love the warmed Brie on crostini too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Allison, I’m happy to know that you are going to be trying this recipe. I hope you will enjoy it. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  15. Absolutely sensational Karen! A taste explosion which must have been fabulous with a glass of wine.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Mandy, for your lovely compliment. This is the perfect appetizer to have with a glass of wine…which is exactly what I did. 🙂

  16. Velva says:

    Yes! Roasting grapes! This would be a wonderful idea. I have read about it, heard about it and yet I have never prepared them. Thanks for the gentle reminder that this is a really nice appetizer to serve to guests.

  17. Ruth Fleak says:

    Looks wonderful! I am curious how you serve – obviously not finger food. Do you provide cocktail forks or something else. How do you pull the grapes from the stems without getting your fingers sticky with balsamic glaze?

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your compliment, Ruth. I’m glad that you like the appetizer. I do put out little two prong cocktail picks for those who wish to keep their fingers clean. 🙂

  18. I can’t count the number of times I’ve said just that. “Think!! What can I put together on short notice.” You do much better than I do. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maureen, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one thinking that. I appreciate your nice compliment but I’m sure you do a lovely job on short notice as well. 🙂

  19. What an interesting and unusual idea. I would never have thought of roasting grapes but this appetizer sounds quite delicious!

  20. I usually roast grapes just like that and eat them like candy. I’m so in love with them. MUST try this version Karen! And with brie cheese…oh my!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Paula, I’m happy to know that you roast grapes as well. I believe you will like the savory, sweet version…it goes so well with brie cheese.

  21. For me, the balsamic glaze would not be optional, it would bring everything together deliciously. This is a great idea, Karen, so simple yet splendid!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Judy, I do enjoy the glaze on the roasted grapes. I believe that it enhances their sweetness. I’m happy you like the appetizer…thank you!

  22. Sues says:

    Roasting grapes is SUCH a good idea! Especially with a side of brie 🙂

  23. Eva Taylor says:

    Brie is another cheese that freezes particularly well, so it’s something I usually have at home. Roasting the grapes is genius! The presentation is gorgeous, you sure have some very fortunate friends; I can only imagine what you could whip up with some notice!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eva, I do enjoy planning a cocktail party where I can make lovely little bites of goodness but we do have guests over on short notice and this is super simple. I know you entertain often and I believe you and your guests would enjoy this appetizer. Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  24. This is so great. I always think about roasting grapes, yet never do. Must fix that!

  25. Roast grapes are so great! And alas, I never think to do them when faced with spur-of-the-moment guests! I gotta doing a better job of thinking. 😉 Such dish – simple, but loads of flavor. Really good stuff – thanks.

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad to know you agree with me about roasted grapes, John. Since it only takes a short time to prepare, I think they are perfect for impromptu gatherings. Thank you for your comment.

  26. What a lovely, sweet idea! I can’t get enough of grapes so this is a unique way to use them! Thanks Karen!

  27. Kristy says:

    What a great idea Karen! Wish I was popping in for a visit today. 🙂 The warmed Brie is heavenly.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your compliment, Kristy. The warmed brie and grapes make a lovely combination. If you were popping in, I’d happily make this for you and then we would have to think about getting some lobsters. 🙂

  28. I love roasted grapes and your mixture with the balsamic paired with brie crostini is luscious! I also love roasted grapes mixed with kalamata and green slivered olives for that salty/sweet combo. Great idea, Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Betsy, I’m happy to know that you like the appetizer…thank you for your compliment. Grapes and olives sound like a nice combination as well.

  29. Larry says:

    We need to drop by your house cause we just offer a glass of water :-). I’ve never heard of roasting grapes but along with your Brie invention this sounds like a great wine go-with.

    • Karen says:

      Oh you gave me such a chuckle, Larry. I don’t believe you about just water…I’ve seen the cocktails and food you put out for your friends. 🙂

  30. Hi Karen, I’ve never thought of roasting grapes, this idea sounds so delicious!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jasline, I think you will enjoy this simple idea as it brings out the sweetness through caramelization. Thank you for the visit and your nice compliment. 🙂

  31. Looks simple but elegant. Probably kid-friendly, too.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Darryl, Yes to all of the above. It is a simple appetizer that makes a pretty presentation. I do believe that it is kid friendly as well. I’m glad you like it…thank you!

  32. Sophie33 says:

    What a beautiful pair of tasty foods beautifully and tastefully combined! Yummm, Karen! x

  33. The grapes and brie look wonderful Karen!

  34. Those roasted red grapes look so GOOD! A marvelous appetizer, Karen.

  35. Nice! Check out my last post showing what I am doing with my grapes!

  36. Charles says:

    Hi Karen – I can’t believe I never heard of these, or even considered roasting grapes before… they look incredible… like shiny olives on a little branch. I bet the sweetness becomes so complex and nice after roasting. You can bet I’ll be trying these!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charles, I’m glad you like this appetizer…thank you for your nice compliment. The roasting really brings out the flavor of the grapes. I’m glad you are going to give them a try. Enjoy!

  37. You astound me with your creativity…um, did I mention that I’m in the area & was wondering if I might stop by for a little chat, perhaps something to nibble on?

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Diane, for your kind words…they are very much appreciated. You also gave me a big laugh…I’ll run to the market for some grapes. 🙂

  38. Little Sis says:

    A tempting and lovely reminder of the power of cooking with grapes – I’ve never roasted – just in time for the last bits of the season. Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Little Sis, I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the post. It is funny that most people think of grapes being used for wine or eating out of hand but they are wonderful cooked. They are not only healthy but very flavorful.

  39. The Europeans use grapes in their cuisine a lot, yet we don’t in North America. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try. This seems like an really approachable way to do it.

    • Karen says:

      Hi France, So nice to hear from you…I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the post. I agree with you that we don’t use grapes enough in our cuisine. I’ve had some wonderful dishes when we have traveled in Europe that use grapes.

  40. Karen, what a superb recipe! I’ve enjoyed grapes all my life (my father grew a dozen vines), but have never seen them served this way! Thank you for sharing. ; )

  41. Hi Karen!

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. I absolutely love the notion of roasting grapes. Heck, if you can freeze ’em, you sure can roast ’em. Or do both, lol…

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Louise, I’m happy that you stopped by to visit my blog, as well. I’m glad that you like the idea of roasting grapes…it really intensifies all the wonderful sweetness. I hope you give it a try. 🙂

  42. I’ve roasted a lot of things, but haven’t gotten to grapes yet. Those grapes look so delicious with that creamy cheese. I would love some!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marcie, I do think you will enjoy how roasting amplifies the wonderful flavor of grapes. I hope you give this appetizer a try. Thank you for your comment.

  43. What a gorgeous alternative to crackers or bread! This looks absolutely gorgeous – bookmarking for my next cheese plate!

  44. Monet says:

    Wow Karen! I never would have thought to roast grapes! These are just lovely!

  45. Michelle says:

    What a lovely appetizer! A restaurant here smokes grapes and serves them with a cheese course. Really interesting.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Michelle, for your nice compliment. Smoking grapes sounds interesting…I’ll give that some thought the next time I’m grilling. 🙂

  46. Tessa says:

    I absolutely love this idea! I’m definitely going try this recipe! Thank you Karen!

  47. cooked fruit and balsamic is always a winner, especially if served with cheese. I wish I could be a neighbour! xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara, I have to agree with you, balsamic vinegar brings out the best in fruit. I wish you were a neighbor as well as I would love to try this appetizer using one of your wonderful breads. 🙂

  48. I’ve cooked with grapes before, only ever with chicken and added toward end of cooking time. But I’ve never had them roasted. And I just love melted Brie with thyme, especially if the Brie isn’t ripe – it’s impossible to buy perfectly ripe cheese where I live. This is simply delicious. Must pop over!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Johnny, I know what you mean about dishes made with grapes added at the end. One that comes to mind is sole Veronique. I do think you will like this simple appetizer. You are right…if the brie you have isn’t ripe, this is a terrific way to use it. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  49. Francesca says:

    Lovely idea, Karen!!! Trying this for sure next time I have people over. Thanks! 🙂

  50. Mad Dog says:

    Excellent and I’m with you on the cheese – I just bought a kilo of wonderful aged Manchego in Barcelona 😉

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Mad Dog, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post. I lived in Santo Domingo for six months and had outstanding aged Manchego cheese imported for Spain. Lucky you…I’m envious and hope you enjoy your cheese. 🙂

  51. This looks wonderful! I’m going to pin it so I can serve it on Thanksgiving. However, you had me laughing about the friends calling to stop for a visit! My husband would have a cow if that happened, turning off all the lights and making the dogs be quiet till they callers left! 🙂

  52. Liz says:

    Just heavenly! A bit unusual, but beautiful and tasty. I would be happy to make this my dinner!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Liz, for your nice compliment. I agree with you…I would be very happy to have the roasted grapes and brie crostini for my dinner. 🙂

  53. Eha says:

    This post surely demonstrates that however long we may have been passionate about food there is always something wonderful and new to learn. I have read each and every comment and quite a few people seem to have read about this and even made it. I would never have thought of roasting grapes: that it would work, and simply cannot wait to try: even if I have to buy a small out-of-seasons bunch to do so 🙂 !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eha, I always enjoy your lovely comments. You are so right…no matter how often we eat out, read cooking magazines, blogs, etc. there is always something new to try. It is one of the reasons I enjoy traveling…to see what new food ideas are out there. I do think you will enjoy the enhanced flavor that roasting adds to the grapes. 🙂

  54. I am always trying to come up with new and interesting things to serve guests…this is a great idea.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charlie, I know what you mean. I hate serving the same thing over and over again. I’m glad you like my idea for this appetizer…thanks.

  55. mjskit says:

    Now I know who I should drop in on. 🙂 What a great treat! I’ve never roasted grapes, but it sounds wonderful with the warm brie.

    • Karen says:

      Hi MJ, I think you will enjoy the warm brie and roasted grapes…they were a nice flavor combination. Let me know when your plane lands and I’ll start heating the oven. 🙂

  56. Hotly Spiced says:

    These are great canapes. I didn’t know you could roast grapes like that. When it’s grape season I’d like to try this. I have done an appetiser with heated brie and it was very addictive xx

  57. I cannot wait to try this! What a beautiful appetizer.

  58. oh nice appetizer and what great hosts you are

  59. ladyfi says:

    Roasted grapes – yes! Have to try it out. Looks delicious.

  60. I love roasting everything, never thought of savory grapes. Yum!

  61. Fabulous appetizer, I love these flavors! I’ve never roasted grapes before but with balsamic and warm brie, this sounds like a winner!

  62. I really have to try this when it is grape season 🙂

  63. ChgoJohn says:

    If you can bake bread or cakes with grapes, why not roast them alone? I’m learning that there are very few things that roasting won’t improve.Today you taught me to roast grapes, Karen, and I’ll be sure to try it out. This is the kind of thing I love to “spring” on Zia when I visit. Thank you so much.

  64. What a brilliant idea Karen and so simple. I have never heard of roasting grapes but I am definitely going to try it. 😉

  65. Gosh – so many comments (I’m not surprised!) it took me ages to get down here 🙂 What a fabulous idea. I have a girlfriend coming round tonight and some grapes in the fridge we bought in a cool box over from Spain – guess what I’ll be making this evening!

  66. Kiki says:

    Love this, it’s right up my street! Will definitely try it.

  67. Roasted grapes is a genius idea! 😀
    They look lovely!

    Cheers
    CCU

    • Karen says:

      Hi Uru, First congratulations on finishing your exams…I know you are looking forward to graduation. I think that this is something that you would enjoy. Thank you for your sweet compliment.

  68. Joanne says:

    Sweet and savory ALWAYS sounds good to me! What a great idea this is for a spur-of-the-moment appetizer!!

  69. Rosemary says:

    Simply genius, Karen. (I wish I had more “call ahead” visitors — mine usually just show up!)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your lovely compliment Rosemary. Oh…guests that show up unannounced can be a bit of a problem sometimes. That’s when a bowl of nuts comes in handy. Although if they join you in the kitchen, this certainly doesn’t take long to put together.

  70. We love roasted grapes, sometimes I add a bit of honey and sriracha to them and a scatter of Feta, delish!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris, There are so many options of what you can combine with the roasted grapes. Your version would be nice served on top of salad greens.

  71. Roasted Grapes sound marvelous! Very impressive, but simple. Love it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Christin, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. This appetizer does make a nice presentation but is very simple to put together.

  72. ohlidia says:

    Oh Karen! Roasted grapes? Sounds and looks utterly amazing!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lidia, I’m glad you like the idea…thank you. I can’t believe I didn’t try them sooner. The roasted grapes are delicious…you have to try them.

  73. What a lovely appetizer, though I can see myself enjoying this for an easy lunch! I love cheese, bread, and cherry tomatoes or grapes for lunch, so this would be perfect! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for stopping by for a visit, Linda and leaving your nice compliment. I’m happy that you like the idea and I think that would make a wonderful lunch.

  74. I think I’m in love with this, and I haven’t even made it yet. If only you would have posted this just a few days sooner, it would have been PERFECT for my sangria party. I just started the menu for next year, and this is the only thing on it so far 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lori, I really think you will enjoy this appetizer. I’m sorry that it wasn’t posted in time for your party…it would have been perfect but as you say, there is always next year. Thank you for your visit and lovely compliment.

  75. This looks wonderful, especially paired with the brie crostini. YUM!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Amy, for your nice compliment. I believe you will enjoy the combination of the crostini and roasted grapes…I thought it was delicious.

  76. we are thinking along similar lines–I’ve roasted figs for appetizer butter lettuce cups with creamy chevre. Roasted fruits combined with nuts and cheese in a bite (or two) make a delightful accompaniment to wine.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nancy, I totally agree with you. Roasting fruits brings out the wonderful flavor and sweetness. Combining them with a delicious tasty cheese is a perfect marriage of flavors.

  77. GREAT idea! I never thought to roast grapes, but it sounds far better than eating them cold. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  78. Ann says:

    I love roasted grapes, your recipe and picture look delicious!

  79. Those look delicious. We made a dish with roasted grapes earlier this year and they’re definitely something I could eat a lot more of.

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  81. Wow, I never thought about roasting grapes, sounds good. Your ideas for snacks are so much better than chips ….

  82. Daniela says:

    That’s a wonderful refined appetizer with a perfect balance of flavors.
    Thanks for sharing!

  83. krimkus says:

    I have a pile of grapes just waiting for this easy appetizer, now I just need the guests! 🙂

  84. Wow I really must give roasting grapes a try! They look really good! 😀

  85. First time I hear ‘roasted grapes’ and I like it! 😀

  86. cquek says:

    What a fantastic and delicious combination of flavours.

  87. These are perfectly paired with the brie crostini! Looks really delicious!

  88. Beth says:

    Yes, I always have cheese in my refrigerator. And the idea of serving roasted grapes with it is brilliant!

  89. i am a sucker for sweet and savory! Doing grapes with the cheese in that fashion is perfection

  90. Lea Ann says:

    I’ve roasted grapes for a couple of meals. They’re wonderful with flavor. Love this idea for appetizers.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lea Ann, I’m glad that you agree about the wonderful flavor of roasted grapes…they do make a lovely appetizer. Thank you for your compliment.

  91. belocchio says:

    Karen, these are the brilliant but simple ideas that make life easier for spur of the moment entertaining. One should tuck this in your apron pocket for future reference. Grapes know no season. Virginia

    • Karen says:

      Hi Virginia, I totally agree with you. Simple can still be delicious and makes entertaining pleasurable. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  92. Sissi says:

    Excellent idea, Karen. I’m sure it’s a crowd-pleaser and, as you say, everyone must be impressed when they are served.

  93. Roasted grapes and brie? Yum!

  94. I love roasting a variety of fruits and berries, but I never thought to try roasted grapes. This sounds wonderful, especially paired with brie. What a treat for your just-dropping-in friends! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen, I’m like you when it comes to roasting fruits but grapes turned out wonderful. They went so well with the brie crostini. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  95. Amy says:

    I’ve never tried roasting grapes but these look awesome. I bet it brings out their natural sweetness even more. And that cheese looks like a perfect pairing 🙂

  96. Jill says:

    What a great thing to throw together for company, and the grapes roast so quickly!

  97. Carolyn Jung says:

    Roasted grapes are a godsend. They are so great tossed into salads or beside a juicy pork chop, too.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carolyn, I have to agree with you…roasted grapes are wonderful. Grapes are available for a large part of the year and are great in so many recipes.

  98. I am always interested in what to have when guest are coming, and even better an easy recipe that looks like it may have been more complicated than it really is, or as I refer to them as the Wow Factor.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Madonna, I have to agree with you that it is nice to have an easy appetizer that looks terrific and that guests love. I’m happy that you like this suggestion for something that is quick to put together but delicious…thanks.

  99. I saw the photo and my mouth started to water. I never heard of roasting grapes, but it looks delicious.

  100. Ummm that looks DELICIOUS!

  101. I too always have cheese in the fridge, either a camembert or blue cheese sort. Problem is they’re always half eaten! I can’t help myself 😉
    I absolutely love the idea of balsamic grapes, what a lovely flavour combo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lisa, I’m glad that you like cheese as much as I do…camembert and blues are favorites of mine as well. I think you will enjoy the savory and sweet flavors of the grapes roasted with the balsamic and herbs. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  102. glamorous glutton says:

    This looks perfect and so much more imaginative than chips and dips. I bet those grapes are wonderful. GG

  103. Oh what a delicious sounding appetizer! I’ve never had roasted grapes before.

  104. cbehr says:

    Brie is the greatest thing in the world! 😉

  105. Certainly an unexpected dessert, but one I think would be welcome.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your nice comment. The roasted grapes and cheese would be nice served as a cheese course after a meal as well as an appetizer. 🙂

  106. I admit to a bit of panic when someone stops by. Your grapes with brie are such a great idea and so much more sophisticated than that box of cheese straws that I have hidden in the back of the closet so my husband doesn’t eat them.:)

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sam, You gave me a chuckle…I hide things in the back of my pantry as well. 🙂 I love cheese straws but this is an easy alternative. Thank you for your lovely compliment. I hope you have a nice weekend also.

  107. roasting the grapes with balsamic vinegar sounds a great idea..
    btw, i’ve just purchase the aged modena balsamic vinegar…
    tempting to give it a try!

  108. MMmm… i love how delicious is this savory appetizer. Can’t go wrong with roasted sweet grapes!

  109. Susan says:

    I would have never thought of roasting grapes! I can’t wait to try it – along with the brie and toast. Everything sounds delicious together.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Susan, I think you will enjoy the grapes…roasting caramelizes the sugars and enhances the sweetness. Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  110. I always say if I could only have one food for the rest of my life it would be brie and sliced bread….now I will add roasted grapes to that because this sounds and looks amazing. I always have brie in my fridge:-).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Becki, It seems like there is a large group of us who enjoy brie. I believe that you will like the roasted grapes served with the cheese. Thank you for your comment.

  111. Karen I would love to serve both of these for a casual gathering. I have never heard of roasted grapes but reading your ingredient list I know they would be beautiful. Do you serve your grapes warm or at room temperature?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bobbie, I’m glad to know that you like this appetizer. I do believe that you would enjoy the roasted grapes. I warmed the brie crostini after the roasted grapes came out of the oven. The grapes were still a little warm when I plated them with the crostini placed alongside.

  112. Love, love, love this concept and something we who live close to the winelands appreciate. Hope you are keeping well Karen.

    • Karen says:

      So good to hear from you Kate. I’m happy to know that you like the roasted grapes. I think this will be a nice addition to the appetizers that you serve your visiting guests. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  113. Adri says:

    Oh, I love this! Just this week my hisband went outside to grill some chops, and he took some gorgeous black grapes with him. He put them on the grill, and they were utterly transformed. The sugars had caramelized, and the grapes had softened, their flavor having concentrated to a remarkable degree. What a wonderful accompaniment they were for the roast pork.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adri, I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the post…thank you. During the summer when we are at the lake, I use my grill often. It is a great alternative to roasting. The grapes most have been delicious with the pork. 🙂

  114. Rachel says:

    As soon as I dare turn the oven on again I’ll try this – it sounds great! Or maybe I could do it on the dashboard… nah, not really (grin) Seriously, though, grapes and cheese most any way makes me happy!! Mmmmm…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel, I do think you will enjoy the roasted grapes when your weather cools off. You gave me a chuckle since I know about all the fruit that you have dehydrated on your dashboard using the Texas heat. 🙂

  115. Love the idea of roasted grapes, this sounds wonderful Karen!

  116. Yum! They look absolutely delicious!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Isabel, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. I’m happy to know that you like the roasted grapes…they are delicious.

  117. Karen, roasting grapes brings out the very best of flavors of grapes – I love that method of making grapes taste even more wonderful – plus it looks awfully elegant to me, especially when served alongside these lovely brie crostini – Karen, what a perfect appetizer to serve to friends (and yourself, of course!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Andrea, I’m glad that you agree about the wonderful flavor of roasted grapes. I think the warm brie crostini make a nice accompaniment to the grapes. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  118. Ashley says:

    You know, I’ve roasted a lot of fruit but never grapes! What a great idea! Grapes, crackers and cheese is one of my favorite appetizers but I think roasting the grapes would take it to a whole different level!

  119. Purely.. Kay says:

    I am such a grape eater, but I must admit I’ve never tried them this way. This is a must do when I get home from work today 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kay, If you are a grape eater, I believe you are really going to like the roasted grapes. Their sweet flavor is enhanced from being roasted in the oven. Enjoy.

  120. cabinet stew says:

    Wow!
    First of all : Fantastic.
    Secondly: you have me thinking about lightly roasting other fruits to go on a cheese plate (apple slices?)
    Thirdly: This would make an amazing garnish to a pork dish. (I always go to the pork! can’t help myself!!)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carol, I’m glad that you like the idea of roasting grapes and you are right…they would make a nice accompaniment to a pork dish. 🙂

  121. Jerry says:

    Wow – this looks amazing. I think that I have just found my Thanksgiving appetizer – we’re heading the the finger lakes for the long weekend so this is just the simple thing to have!

  122. afracooking says:

    What a fabulous idea! I have frozen grapes but have never thought of roasting them.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Afra, I think you will enjoy roasted grapes…I hope you will give them a try. Roasting caramelizes the sugars and intensifies their flavor. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  123. A life saving recipe if ever there was one! Delicious roasted grapes and melty crostini. I’ve no doubt that few people could pull this out of the hat at such short notice!

  124. adinparadise says:

    What a ‘grape’ idea, Karen. It’s always nice to come up with something different. Thanks so much. 🙂

  125. fuzziepotato says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious appetizer idea! I’m going to a potluck next week and wasn’t sure what to make, but this sounds unique with the roasting of the grapes and heh all my friends are cheese-lovers so I think this recipe will work perfectly!

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