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on the menu: roasted grapes with thyme, fresh ricotta and grilled bread

Everyone is always looking for a delicious treat to serve guests when hosting a dinner party – I know I’m constantly searching for something new. This recipe in particulr had my mouth watering by reading the title. Who doesn’t love a twist on bruschetta? I know I do!

This is making an apperance later this week on our dinner table. Bon appetit everyone!


* Grapes (use seedless purple grapes)
* Good rustic bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces
* Olive oil
* Homemade Ricotta Cheese
* Fresh Thyme
* Lemon Zest
* Fleur de Sel


1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Spread grapes onto a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Lay thyme leaves over top. Toss all together gently with your hands. Place pan in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until grapes just begin to burst. I prefer the shorter roasting time — it’s nice when some of the grapes remain in tact.

2. Meanwhile, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Brush the bread with olive oil. Grill until nice and toasty.

3. Assemble the open-faced sandwiches: Spread fresh ricotta over bread. Top with roasted grapes. Discard thyme sprigs. (While the thyme sprigs look pretty, it’s a little impractical to serve the sandwiches with the sprigs…they don’t taste so yummy.)

Photos and Recipe by Alexandra’s Kitchen

19 responses to on the menu: roasted grapes with thyme, fresh ricotta and grilled bread

  • katrina - dot dot dash says:

    this looks likes heaven!

  • Viviana says:

    Wow, this looks so divine. Thanks for sharing!

  • caitlindentino says:

    I love grape crostini – such a fun twist on things. I made one with quick pickled grapes from Sunday Suppers on New Years Eve and it was a hit! I'm sure this one will be too!

  • Leslie says:

    That looks absolutely delicious!

  • Michelle {lovely little things} says:

    You had me at grilled bread, nothing beats that! Bon appetit!

  • Sarah Jane says:

    that looks so so yummy and simple. can't wait to try! happy new year btw! dying for an sf trip and a catch up. xo

  • Paige says:

    I just had to tell you that I read this post yesterday, and decided to make it for dinner last night. It was WONDERFUL–thank you so much for sharing this creative recipe!


  • Clare Christine says:

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious! Such a light and tasty recipe…I will have to try it, I am a huge fan of all of the food (especially grapes) and I am anxious to see how they all come together! I just happened upon your blog today and it's terrific, so glad I found it! I hope you are having a wonderful week.
    Twirling Clare

  • Planning a Wedding says:

    Good one. Looking very Yummy. I don't like grapes too much but all pics are looking very yummy I will definitely try one of those.

  • desert heels says:

    you just gave me a great idea! thanks!

  • Alyssa {Second Floor Living} says:

    Absolutely drooling over this. Putting your recipe on my must-make list for the next week.

  • navyblueshoe says:

    This looks so yummy! Will have to try it.

  • Sarah Klassen says:

    Ok, ok, well I just had lunch but I fear that I am hungry all over again after seeing this post… bookmarking! Thanks! x

  • L.A. in the bay says:

    this looks amazinggggg

  • With love... says:

    This looks divine. Will surely try it during the weekend.
    Have a great week.

  • aurea @ pricewise events says:

    Roasted grapes! Oh how I super love! 😀

  • Anne says:

    What is the lemon zest for? Do you top with that or roast with it? Thank you!

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