Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini

I had a little party with some friends recently (you’ll hear more about that soon), and I made these roasted grape and ricotta crostini. I wasn’t actually going to share this recipe until I tasted it and had that “holy crap I need to share this recipe” moment.

Bear this in mind when you see my photo.

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See? Oh well. Make the recipe and you won’t care that I pulled a “Hold on I have to hurry up and photograph this recipe.” I wasn’t taking it outside for natural light, I wasn’t getting linens to match, I was just grabbing a shot of it and getting back to hanging with my friends.

Roasted grapes might be one of my favorite things. I mean…they aren’t replacing popcorn anytime soon but I do love them! Back in the day, I first tried them in this pork tenderloin with roasted grapes and ever since, I’ve been hooked. They are sweet, soft, and so flavorful. If you haven’t tried them, make these crostini and enjoy!

 

Roasted Grape and Ricotta Crostini

Your guests will love this crostini appetizer. Simple to make and so delicious and unique. Perfect warm or at room temperature.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a whole grain baguette, cut into thin slices (~1/4 inch)
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus extra if desired for garnish
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese at room temperature
  • honey, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread grapes on foil or a non-stick rimmed baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and thyme sprigs. Roast for 7-8 minutes or until grapes begin to burst
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place bread with one cut side down into olive oil and toast until golden brown and crispy. Spread ricotta over toasted bread and top with roasted grapes, extra thyme, and drizzle with honey. Enjoy immediately(ish).

adapted from Alexandra’s Kitchen

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I loved these little toasts and so did all my friends.
Husband’s take: Sorry you missed out, Ben.
Changes I would make: Make MORE next time.
Difficulty: Very easy!

Craving more roasted grapes? I can’t wait to try these fun recipes:

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich with Honey Roasted Grapes and Walnuts from Bake Your Day
Roasted Grapes with Yogurt Cream from Pastry Studio
Roasted Grapes and Pearl Onions from Sunday Suppers
Spinach Quinoa Salad with Roasted Grapes, Pears and Almonds from Two Peas & Their Pod

 

PS: I just found out that if I take photos on my phone in rapid succession, they are automatically uploaded to Google+ and then converted into a GIF. Want a glimpse of my life and E’s super funny cross-eyed look? Here we go…potty on the floor and everything. Woohoo! If only you could hear N giggling.

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29 comments

  1. SO so funny! I mean the crostini is delicious and all but your kids stole the show :)

  2. What a funny video!! I love that you can do that. I take a lot of random pics of the kids, but am awful about taking videos. And I can’t believe she can cross her eyes – I can’t even do that! I also love roasted grapes. We put them on our pizza!

  3. Your kids are the cutest! I LOVE this crostini, it looks so fabulous!

  4. I love the combo of fruit and cheese! YUM!

  5. OMG, one I love this recipe but I think your cute kids rule on this post. Love the potty in the back. No shame.

  6. Haha I love the photo video at the end! So darn cute!! Im glad you shared this recipe too! It looks incredible :)

  7. Yum! I might have to adapt these to a phyllo cup version for a dinner party!

  8. Please come visit me in CA. Our kids can be insane together.
    Also, I’m roasting grapes tonight, because you inspired me to. This looks great!

  9. The crostini look AMAZING and your kids are adorable!! I sure hope we can meet in person one day soon. :)

  10. Wow this looks fabulous! Love the fruit and cheese combo!

  11. Love that adorable GIF! Your kids are just so cute. And these little bites sound perfect as well – love the idea of the roasted grapes in there!

  12. oh my gosh I love that GIF! I might have to make a few of those! E makes the craziest faces!! Love these crostinis too! What a great combo!!

  13. UM, I want this.

    And your cute as hell kids? Just stop it.

  14. Your kids are too cute!!
    I need to experiment more with roasted grapes!

  15. Hi! I just saw your post for this recipe, and it looks delish! I was planning on making it a few hours ahead of time (need to sit through a graduation ceremony in between) and was wondering your thoughts on how long it would last put together? I figure I can drizzle with honey just before serving, but I’m concerned about the ricotta making the bread soggy :(

    • I think that the ricotta would make the bread soggy, but you could toast the bread and roast the grapes in advance. Then it wouldn’t take too long to put together.

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  17. I want to try this with goat cheese…

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