Roasted Grapes on Toast with White Cheese, Honey, and Fresh Herbs

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This recipe is a repost from over a year ago. I really, really, really love it though, so I don’t want it to get thrown in the archives without another note of appreciation. Roasting grapes make them a bit sweeter, richer in taste, and more decadent and gourmet. 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.

Why grapes glow:

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

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Keywords: roast toast breakfast snack vegetarian grape goat cheese bread honey

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the grapes have reduced in size and caramelized. Yes, I can explain those empty spots ;).

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Spread a layer of soft goat cheese over a piece of toasted whole-wheat or whole-grain bread.

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Top the cheese with the roasted grapes while they are still warm.

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Garnish with parsley, mint, or thyme and drizzle with honey.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • Meg @ A Dash of Meg

    this looks wonderful sweet heart! I cannot wait to try this Aylin!

  • http://how2iceacake.com/ Adrienne @ How to Ice a Cake

    Roasted grapes seem to be every where right now. I think I need to try them for myself :D

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      I didn’t think they’d be that special, but they were beyond my expectations!

  • Ingrid Nordh

    that looks excellent, I think I might end up trying it with brie though since I have no goats cheese.
    ingridcooks.blogspot.com

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      Brie will work amazingly well too!

  • http://www.asweetroad.com/ jaime @ sweet road

    Mmm, what an amazing combination of ingredients! I’ve never tried roasting grapes but I feel like they might kind of explode in your mouth… maybe? Is this sort of a messy dish? Well, either way, looks yummy!

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      Some of the grapes poof up, while others break down when cooked, because the steam finds a way to release. For those that poof up, I recommend just poking them with a knife before serving to get the steam out, just so they dont explode in the mouth. It’s not that messy if you can keep the grapes on the bread, which isn’t a problem since they are broken down and not rolling around after being cooked. enjoy!

  • Claudia

    Oh my this is a beauty. I wouldn’t even need the honey. Love roasted grapes and do it with Italian meats. Now I will do this.

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      Hope you like it!