Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Perfect party food alert!! This is not a drill, you guys. I really have found one of the best party appetizers ever. I discovered this delicious little gem when I went to a birthday party at our office manager, Jacki's house a few weeks ago. Her friend Mallory had brought the most delectable looking little crostinis topped with roasted grapes and rosemary garnish. I've certainly never had roasted grapes before, so I didn't know what to expect. But they were so good that I literally stood next to the table for the next 45 minutes and ate more than my fair share of them. I made a few small tweaks to Mallory's recipe, and I think it's a winner!

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)
Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini, makes 20 crostinis.

3 cups washed and halved grapes
2-3 sprigs of rosemary
6-8 oz. of honey goat cheese (or just mix in some honey to taste with regular goat cheese if you can't find honey flavored)
1 large baguette
olive oil

Begin by taking your washed and halved grapes and putting them in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil on top. Finely chop your rosemary, add it to the grapes and olive oil, and mix together.

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Preheat oven to 450˚F, and place the grape and rosemary mixture on a baking pan. Bake the grapes for 17-20 minutes until their skins are wrinkled and begin to blister.

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Turn the oven down to 350˚F. Cut your baguette into thin slices. Brush each side of the bread slices with olive oil, and bake on another baking sheet for 7 minutes or so until they are toasted.

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Spread your honey goat cheese onto each crostini, and top with your roasted grape and rosemary mixture. Mallory used a combination of goat cheese and cream cheese for her creamy base, but I thought that honey goat cheese would be delicious as well and add another layer of flavor to the bite. Try it both ways!

Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      Roasted Grape + Honey Goat Cheese Crostini (click through for recipe)      The creamy and tangy taste of the honey goat cheese pairs so well with the sweet earthy taste of the grapes and rosemary, and it all comes together in a nice crunch with the crostini underneath. This would be great for a holiday party appetizer, and I seriously can't wait to have people over so I can make this (although mostly for myself to eat of course). Think you'll give it a try at your next party? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I have to try this crostini recipe for the upcoming Christmas period – they look delicious and are an ideal appetizer!

  • This recipe looks delicious!

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  • I did this for tea but with hard goats cheese and I also roasted pomegranate with the Grapes. It was amazing. I did totally forget about the honey (oops) but I chucked a load of blood orange balsamic vinegar all over the finished product. Was sooooo nice.

  • YUM! I did this but with balsamic roasted cherries and goats cheese. I ate about 20 whilst making them – YUM! Bec
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  • I sampled the same dish at an Italian place near me that specialises in crostinis- they were SO good! The drizzled honey just makes it pop!

    The Awkward Blog

  • This looks delicious! Wouldn’t have thought about the grapes this season.

    XO
    Liza
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  • Everything looks great and I love anything with goat cheese! This looks delicious, I need to try this!

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  • Everything looks great and I love anything with goat cheese! This looks delicious, I need to try this!

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  • I’ve never tried roasting grapes, but I do love goat cheese and bread… so I think this one would be a hit at any party, or a snack! 🙂

  • I’ve never had roasted grapes before. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try.

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  • That’s an amazing idea!
    Looks so delicious, but the best part that is a easy recipe.
    Thanks for share!

  • These photos are so gorgeous! Like straight out of a quality cookbook. These crostinis are something I really gotta try!

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  • These sound, and look delicious! I’m definitely pinning them to give them a try! 😀

  • That look so delicious!
    At home we do that very often for apéritifs with friends, simple and always tasty!
    Garanted success! 🙂
    Des bisous!

  • I will absolutely be trying this on Thanksgiving, since I was put in charge of bringing an appetizer. I’ve been looking for a good crostini recipe that wasn’t completely boring. This is it! Thank you for sharing!

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  • That looks absolutely delicious and innovative! Not a fan of really strong goats cheese but will have to give this one a try!

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  • This looks incredible! I never thought of adding the rosemary! How perfect
    xoxo

    http://loveyenrose.blogspot.com

  • I do this with grapes and thinly sliced red onion in the oven. The onion carmelizes while the grapes get all balsamic like. Also serve it with goat cheese, and is always a crowd (and my) favorite!!! I will give the rosemary a try next time!
    xo
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  • I so rarely think of grapes for topping but this sounds perfect. Love the addition of rosemary.

  • I love grape…And look so delicious <3 *—*

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  • This looks fancy but also super easy! I will keep this in mind for my next holiday party.

  • I am drooling in front of my screen. This looks divine!

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  • Wow, I love grapes and in an appetizer… Delish! I would make this for dinner. Pinning!

  • This looks yum…and love grapes, and roasted ones look so delicious…will def try this…i will probably use agave instead of honey…

    xo
    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • What an easy and beautiful appetizer! When you’re making a lot of food (or hosting a lot of guests), it’s so important to find recipes that you can put together in a flash. Fruit and cheese is kind of my favorite flavor combo, too. Sometimes I’ll just eat cheddar cheese with slices of apples, haha 🙂

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • ohhh, mama!! These look devine. I have all the ingredients as well. woot woot!!!
    Happy Weekend, ABM’ers!!!

  • These look delicious, I’m going to try them since I love goat’s cheese! x
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

  • I made these on my blog a few months ago and these look way prettier! I guess the trick is to not roast them as much as I did. I’m gonna try these.

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