Roasted Grape Crostini

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. It’s a sweet and savory appetizer that’s perfect anytime of the year. 

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. Super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!

I cannot get enough of ricotta toast. I eat it for breakfast, lunch and sometimes even dinner. To make myself seem fancy I try to top it with all sorts of deliciousness – tomatoes, basil, strawberries, etc. You get the point, it’s damn delicious.

For this recipe I took the simplicity of ricotta toast and made it look all fancy but really it’s still super easy. Warm roasted grapes are spooned over ricotta topped toast to create the perfect looking party appetizer.

Or lunch.

Or dinner.

Again, you get the point. You can eat this dish ANY time of the day and be in heaven.

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. Super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!

If you have never roasted grapes before don’t worry they are awesome. I was a little unsure the very first I had them. I’m not a huge (read: I hate them most of the time) fan of raisins and for some reason I was sure these would taste like raisins. Let me calm your fears – these do not taste like raisins.

I’m so insane with my preconceived food thoughts. These really taste like good decisions and winning at life.

If that were an actual descriptor for flavor.

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. Super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!

I also highly recommend using fresh high quality ricotta for these babies. I know, I sound just like Ina with my “high quality” comment but for real. Don’t buy the stuff out of the plastic container. Head over to the cheese section and buy the super fresh house made ricotta. It will be 100% worth it.

Fresh ricotta literally tastes rich milk with just a hint of salty deliciousness. That flavor mixed with sweet roasted grapes is the best thing to happen since the cast of Full House announced it is making a netflix show called Fuller House.

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. Super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!

You can serve these little bites still warm from the oven or let the grape mixture hang out for a few hours before serving. It’s really up to you and no one will judge you. If you take these to a party just make sure you leave a few pieces aside for yourself. Nothing is worse than not getting a slice of what you brough #SadPanda

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Roasted Grape Crostini

This roasted grape crostini is flavored with fresh thyme and piled high on top of ricotta toast. It's the perfect sweet and savory appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound seedless red grapes, removed from the stem
  • 6 pieces fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Heavy pinch kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 12 small slices toasted bread
  • Fresh ricotta cheese

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

On a rimmed baking sheet add grapes, thyme, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Mix together until the grapes are coated.

Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the grapes have started to shrivel and have released some of their juice.

Let the grapes cool slightly while you prepare the crostini.

Lay out toasted bread and spread each piece with desired amount of ricotta. I prefer around 1 tablespoons per slice. Top each slice with a spoonful of roasted grapes, a crack of fresh pepper and a few fresh thyme leaves if desired.

33 Responses to “Roasted Grape Crostini”

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    Tori@Gringalicious.com — June 8, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Sounds delish! I am so going to have to try this for my next party appetizer!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks — June 8, 2015 at 7:48 am

    TOTALLY with you on the whole ricotta toast thing. I had a salad this weekend and it came with two pieces of ricotta toast – thank goodness because it saved me from saying “oh no you DON’T” to the Southern husband. Love this take on it – and your picture of the grape vine with no grapes is just plain lovely. 🙂

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Crostini is always delicious, but the roasted grapes take this to a whole new level. Pinning!

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    Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) — June 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    YES! Love these photos. I have never roasted grapes. It hadn’t occurred to me to worry that they might taste like raisins, but I am so glad that they don’t. I could use something that tastes like good decisions all the time!

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    Travel Animal Doctor — June 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

    WOW, this recipe looks insanely delicious. The photography is astonishing. I look forward to trying out this recipe.

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Roasted grapes kind of freaked me out for a while, but I can totally see them working here! Gorgeous photos lady, they are so lovely!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I have never roasted grapes before. Obviously that needs to change, because these crostini look incredible!

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    Barrett @dirtylaundrykitchen.com — June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I recently had this with sheep’s milk ricotta. If you can find some (and I admit that’s not easy) it takes this delicious recipe to the next level. Yum, sheep’s milk.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — June 9, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Roasted grapes on top of ricotta, life doesn’t get much better!

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    heather @french press — June 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    there really isn’t anything better than freshly made ricotta, but I bet topping it with roasted grapes puts it over the top

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    Julia — June 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Ricotta toast for breakfast sounds perfect. I need to give that a try. I have not roasted grapes before but it is such a great idea!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — June 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Sounds delicious! Especially with the addition of fresh thyme.

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    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next — June 9, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    This crostini looks delicious. Love the idea of roasting grapes – so good, I bet it brings out the beautiful sweet flavour.

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    The Food Hunter — June 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I seriously want to go home and roast some grapes now

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 9, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I’ve never had ricotta toast and now I’m really sad about. This looks amazing!

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    Michelle @ Blackberry Babe — June 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Wow! I’ve never had roasted grapes, or ricotta toast. This looks so dang beautiful that I think I’m on board for giving both a try!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Grapes are my favorite fruit of all time. I love the idea of roasting them! Brilliant!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — June 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I love the sweetness of roasted grapes – and as a topping on ricotta…wow!

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    Beth — June 9, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    You have one very nice, perfectly used looking cookie sheet there.. worth millions to food bloggers! 🙂

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — June 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    First of all, your photo of grape stems is pretty much the most amazing photo EVER. But this recipe looks insane. Roasted grapes?! Love that idea! Pinned!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — June 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Love this! Love the bit of thyme! Your photos are super gorgeous!

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    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron — June 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Ha ha, I am so excited about Fuller House, so if you say these guys are just as exciting, I totally believe you 😉 I will have to keep my eyes peeled for fresh ricotta, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it before!

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    Rachael @ La Fuji Mama — June 10, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Oh yes please!! The quality of ricotta makes such a huge difference in things, doesn’t it? These looks seriously amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — June 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Hmmmm… Roasted grapes still kinda freak me out but since you’ve convinced me they don’t taste like raisins, I may just have to give them a try. LOL’ing over your Ina comment. Make sure it’s the good stuff! 😀 Seriously, though there’s nothing better than fresh ricotta. I may just have to add a drizzle of honey over the top of this crostini!

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    heather | girlichef — June 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I have never tried ricotta toast…I need change that asap. Love me some roasted grapes and can just imagine how fantastic this is!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — June 10, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    It’s truly amazing the flavors that roasting brings out in fruits and vegetables! I’ve never roasted grapes, but it’s now on my short list of things to try!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Roasted grapes are ridiculously good! I love this crostini!

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    Karissa | Perfectly Sprinkled — June 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Gorgeous photography! I love the idea of roasted grapes. I can’t wait to give this a try.

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    christine — June 11, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Well, it just so happens that I have a bit of ricotta in my fridge leftover from a recipe I created yesterday. I think it’s fate. I must be destined to try this delicious bite. You’ve definitely piqued my curiosity w/ the roasted grapes.

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — June 12, 2015 at 7:48 am

    YUM – I am drooling at this combo of roasted grapes and ricotta! The best ever appetizer -right?

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    Connie | URBAN BAKES — June 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I’m pretty sure I would love this. The pairing of the grapes with the ricotta cheese sounds delish! I actually like grapes (every now and then) and I feel it’s a very underused ingredient in recipes, unless we’re talking about raisins, so I’m glad to see this recipe use it.
    Will definitely give it a try.

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    Joanne — June 14, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I am ALLLLLL about ricotta toast for breakfast…but I also won’t say no to it at any other time of day! Love those roasted grapes on top..they feel so fancy!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — July 16, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I’ve had the same fear about roasted grapes tasting like raisins — glad to know they don’t. And now, I have to look to see if any local cheesemongers sell fresh ricotta. Mmm.

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