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Rosemary Roasted Grapes

with goat cheese & French bread

Rosemary Roasted Grapes with goat cheese & french bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #grapes #appetizer #recipe

Have you ever tried roasting grapes? The most amazing thing happens … their skins soften and an intense sweetness comes out. They are the perfect “snack” to serve with a glass of wine and some cheese.

My son was with me at the grocery store a couple weekends ago and he asked for grapes. He only likes crunchy grapes so I reminded him how he doesn’t like the soggy ones and made him promise me he would really eat them before I agreed to buy him any. He picked out a VERY large bag of grapes and I asked “are you sure?” … yes, he was sure. He really wanted grapes, and in the interest of getting him to eat something healthy, I bought them.

So we came home with a $7 bag of grapes and he did eat a lot of them, but still we ended up with grapes in the fruit drawer that nobody was eating. The idea of roasting grapes popped into my brain, and once I thought of it, the thought would not go away until I’d tried them. I enjoyed roasting and trying these, but thought they are really too sweet for my tastes.  If you have a more serious sweet tooth, you’re going to LOVE them.

Rosemary Roasted Grapes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 servings

Rosemary Roasted Grapes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 lb. seedless grapes
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Serve with: French bread slices, toasted, softened goat cheese or fresh ricotta

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Mix the olive oil and rosemary together. Put the grapes in a small mixing bowl and pour the rosemary olive oil mixture over, then toss to coat all the grapes in oil. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and toss a bit more.
  2. Pour the grapes out onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until the grapes are soft and the juices begin to thicken slightly.
  3. Serve with softened goat cheese or ricotta and French bread or crackers. A perfect compliment to wine.

Notes

For a gluten free treat, serve with gluten free bread or crackers.

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Rosemary Roasted Grapes with goat cheese & french bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #roasted #grapes #appetizer #recipe

This recipe was shared at Munching MondaySimple Supper Tuesday, Tuesday’s TableReal Food Friday and Moonlight & Mason Jars.

 

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5 Responses

  1. Beautiful way to use grapes. I love the goat cheese pairing!

    June 2, 2014 at 7:58 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Jennifer! I thought it was a great solution myself … will have to play with this idea some more to see what other fun options I can come up with.

      June 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

  2. Ann, these rosemary roasted grapes are so elegant! Thank you so much for linking this wonderful recipe up at Moonlight and Mason Jars <3

    June 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

  3. Lovely pairing! Thanks for linking up with Real Food Fridays 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

  4. Great idea! Sounds delicious and really easy to do. Thanks so much for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm