I have been wanting to roast grapes for the longest time. I’ll admit, although I like the fruit, I could do without them when their fresh. In an effort to make them a bit sweeter, richer in taste, and more decadent and gourmet, I knew roasting would be the way to go. This recipe is simple, combining the classic flavors of soft cheese and “preserves”, bringing some oomph to breakfast toast and a comforting and warm start to the day. The parsley garnish adds a fragrant touch, but it could just as easily be replaced with mint or thyme leaves depending on what will complement your mood for the day.
Grapes: are a rich source of vitamins A, C and B6, folate, potassium, calcium, iron phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. They are beneficial in helping to cure asthma, prevent heart disease, treating migraines, relieve and cure indigestion, prevent fatigue, attack kidney disorders, prevent breast cancer, reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s, promote healthy eyes, and reduce inflammation.
Roasted Grapes on Bread
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: roast toast breakfast snack vegetarian grape goat cheese bread honey
- 2 cups of red grapes (1 bush)
- Dash of salt
- 3 ounces soft goat cheese
- Slice of bread, toasted
- 1 tbsp honey
- Parsley for garnish
Lay out a bushel of grapes onto a parchment-paper lined baking dish, pulling grapes from their stems as needed to that each grape is resting on flat surface. Add a dash of salt.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the grapes have reduced in size and caramelized. Yes, I can explain those empty spots .
Spread a layer of soft goat cheese over a piece of toasted whole-wheat or whole-grain bread.
Top the cheese with the roasted grapes while they are still warm.
Garnish with parsley, mint, or thyme and drizzle with honey.