Monday, December 9, 2013

Roasted Grapes with Brie

This is one of those appetizers that will welcome guests into your home with an amazing aroma.  It always gets a ton of compliments and recipe requests, both of which are a testimony to true good eats!

1/2 pound green grapes, broken into small clusters
1/2 pound red grapes, broken into small clusters
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 small shallot, finely minced
leaves from 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
pinch sea salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
small brie wheel or wedge, to serve

1 - Preheat oven to 450°F.

2 - Place grape clusters,  shallot and thyme on a baking sheet. 

3 - Toss with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.

4 - Roast for 10 minutes, pull out of oven and make room on baking sheet for your brie.

5 - Return to oven just until brie is warned and grape skins are slightly crisp but the grapes are still soft and juicy inside, about 15 minutes.

Serve warm, along with crackers or crusty bread and wine.  These are also great on a savory-sweet wood fired pizza!

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