I’ve had a bit of a sweet tooth lately. I’m not too happy with it, so I thought that some dark chocolate and a mix of fresh and dried fruits would be the perfect solution. So I picked up some grapes, dried mango and the most amazing dark chocolate + caramel + black sea salt from Trader Joe’s. A small square of chocolate plus a bit of fruit has been doing the job when that evening sugar craving strikes.

But back to the grapes. I noticed that my grapes were starting to look not so fresh and I remembered that I had been wanting to try a roasted grape recipe that I’d seen in Fitness Magazine.

So I roasted them. And proceeded to serve them on some melty brie.

I’m not sure if my “healthy eating plan” was derailed by serving them atop oozing brie, but it was the best-tasting fruit my taste buds have had in a long time.

It’s the perfect dish for entertaining because everything is better at room temperature!


Roasted Balsamic Grapes with Brie

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 2 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Keywords: roast appetizer snack

Balsamic roasted grapes and oozing brie cheese pair together perfectly.

Ingredients (1 cup grapes)

  • 2 cups red grapes
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • splash of olive oil
  • salt & pepper (lots of pepper!)
  • brie cheese
  • baguette slices


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Roast grapes for about 30-40 minutes until soft and dark.

Serve alongside some brie cheese and fresh baguette.

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23 Comments (Reply )

  1. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Wow, this sounds like an incredibly delicious combination! I’ve never tried roasted grapes, but I can imagine that their flavor is heightened and that their sweetness pairs perfectly with savory, nutty brie. Yum!


  2. sarah (sarah learns)
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    i had no idea you could roast grapes but now that’s all i can think about doing! this sounds too delicious!


  3. amy
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    YUM!! I have a bag of black grapes that are going bad in my fridge right now… I think I may roast them up to throw in my oatmeal tomorrow morning. I never would have thought of that!


    • Emily
      Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      It is a perfect use for those “almost done” grapes!


  4. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    So simple and elegant!


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, roasted grapes? Love it! And obviously I love the brie. :)


  6. Dana
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    This sounds so super delicious… I definitely am jotting this one down for the next time I have company over!


  7. mary beth
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    never would have thought of roasting grapes. yum!


  8. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I was just saying yesterday that I have been cravingggg brie like crazy lately, and I have no idea why since I rarely eat it?! This recipe looks so good, what a fun idea with the roasted grapes!


    • Emily
      Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

      You were probably craving brie because it is AMAZING!! ;)


  9. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    oooh this looks delicious! I recently read about some other recipes utilizing roasted grapes…looks like I need to get on that train immediately!


  10. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    i had a similar dish at stella rossa – blew my mind!


    • Emily
      Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:44 am

      We just had brown butter roasted grapes + burrata at Mercato di Vetro on Friday and now I have to re-create that as well….SO good!


  11. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    I have never tried roasted grapes, but now I can’t wait to try them!!!!


  12. Jennifer @ Raisin Questions
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    I’m glad to have found your blog through Tastespotting! What a great combination!


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:21 am

      Thank you!


  13. Joanie
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    This sound great. Do you know if I can make these ahead of time or how to store them after I make them?
    Thanks for any help.


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2011 @ 9:21 am

      Hi Joanie, they can definitely been made ahead of time. I refrigerated mine for a few days – just make sure you let them sit out long enough so they are at room temperature when you eat them.


  14. Alison
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    I made this dish for a party on Friday night- very tasty! However, my grapes were pretty mushy, any tips? I bought them fresh, and roasted that afternoon- could that be my problem?
    Huge fan of your blog! :)


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2011 @ 10:47 am

      Hi Alison, thanks so much!
      I would not roast them for as long. I personally liked them soft and mushy, but just the other weekend we had something similar at a restaurant and they were much more firm. Maybe try roasting for 15-20 minutes.


  15. Aubrey
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Oh yum, these look fantastic. These would be so fun and unique on a cheese plate, especially at a holiday party!


  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    I missed these til now and omg they look so good!

    I have never roasted grapes but want to start. Today!


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