Hungry for More: Roasted grape crostini

With the holiday season still in full swing, you have to be prepared. When you go to a party and bring something to share, don’t be the one with a bag of potato chips. There’s a fun and simple appetizer to add spunk to any serving tray.

Mezzaluna’s chef Eric Watson joins us on this week’s episode of Hungry for More and shares a quick hors d’oeuvres with a fun twist. A roasted grape crostini.

Roasted grapes are becoming a big trend. Just 15 minutes in the oven with a little salt, pepper and olive oil will make your every day grapes into something new and fun.
This appetizer is easy, tasty and gives a fun new twist to a bite-sized crostini.

Roasted Grape Crostini
Grapes
Toasted almonds – chopped
French baguette bread
Goat or brie cheese
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Take your washed and rinsed grapes and but on a baking dish. Cover the grapes with salt pepper and olive oil and make sure they are coated. Bake for about 15 minutes. Toast or bake your loaf of french baguette bread and cut into slices. Place on a baking dish and put olive oil, salt and pepper on both sides. Bake and turn halfway through so the edges are caramelized and you still have a medium soft middle. When bread and grapes are finished, place baguettes slices on a baking dish topped with the roasted grapes, goat or brie cheese and chopped almonds. Bake for a couple more minutes to slightly melt cheese. Serve plain or with balsamic syrup.

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