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

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  1. katrina - dot dot dash

    this looks likes heaven!

  2. Viviana

    Wow, this looks so divine. Thanks for sharing!

  3. caitlindentino

    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!

  4. Leslie

    That looks absolutely delicious!

  5. Michelle {lovely little things}

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

  6. Sarah Jane

    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

  7. Paige

    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!


  8. Clare Christine

    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

  9. Planning a Wedding

    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.

  10. desert heels

    you just gave me a great idea! thanks!

  11. Alyssa {Second Floor Living}

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

  12. navyblueshoe

    This looks so yummy! Will have to try it.

  13. Sarah Klassen

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

  14. L.A. in the bay

    this looks amazinggggg

  15. With love...

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

  16. aurea @ pricewise events

    Roasted grapes! Oh how I super love! 😀

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  18. Anne

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

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  20. Christy

    So great and so easy. Friends were definitely impressed by it.

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