Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

This Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini is a simple preparation with complex flavor – and it looks beautiful. If hosting parties has taught us anything, it’s that time management is everything and nothing will go as planned. Having a fool-proof crostini recipe like this in our repertoire means at least one thing will go right every time.

The next time you host a holiday meal or cocktail party, wow your guests with this Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini recipe. It is an ideal appetizer: more impressive than oh-so-basic cheese and crackers, and easy to make without risk of anything going wrong (just keep an eye on the toasts when they’re in the oven). The toasts and roasted grapes can even be cooked ahead of time. When it’s time to serve, everything comes together quickly and makes any gathering feel a little more posh.

Feeling fancy? There’s no need to throw a party; pair this knock-your-socks-off appetizer with a simple salad and have a gourmet lunch or dinner any time.

Looking for an easy crostini recipe? This Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini holiday appetizer is beautiful and uses only a handful of ingredients.

Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini
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Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Looking for an easy crostini recipe? This Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini holiday appetizer is beautiful and uses only a handful of ingredients. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword goat cheese crostini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 8 servings, 2 pieces each
Calories 185 kcal
Author Toshi Jones

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 lb. red grapes stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil divided use
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. + 1 dash freshly ground black pepper divided use
  • 16 ½-inch slices whole-grain baguette approx. 8 oz.
  • 1 cup soft goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Place one rack high and one rack low in the oven.

  2. Line one large and one small baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Combine grapes, 1 tsp. oil, salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend. 

  4. Place grapes on prepared small baking sheet. Bake, on lower oven rack, for 20 to 22 minutes, or until grapes are tender and skins are lightly wrinkled.

  5. While grapes are baking, brush both sides of bread lightly with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Place on large baking sheet in an even layer. Bake, on higher oven rack, for 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 4 minutes.

  6. Spread each slice of toasted bread with 1 Tbsp. cheese. Top evenly with grapes, remaining 1 dash pepper, and thyme; serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 321mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Evergreen Kitchen