Friday, February 10, 2012

Roasted Grapes

I know.....roasted grapes just sounds weird. But let me assure you they are delicious, elegant AND easy. Something about the roasting just brings out such an intense flavor. I've made them several times and I have yet to find anyone who doesn't like them, so be brave and give them a try. This isn't an original recipe and I don't know where it came from, but it is tested, tried and true by me.

Here's what you need:
1 lb. rinsed red seedless grapes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper

First, let me just say that you can take the stems off of the grapes if you want.  I divide mine in clusters and roast them that way.  (It just looks prettier to me and it's nice to just put a cluster on each plate.) Put grapes on a 12 X 15 baking pan lined with parchment paper. (This is a jelly roll pan that has sides because some juice will come out of these.) Drizzle with olive oil. (I don't have a drizzler, I use a small baster.) Sprinkle with salt, thyme and pepper.  Bake in a 425 degree oven 10-12 minutes.  Serve immediately or let stand until ready to use, up to 4 hours.

My personal opinion is that they are best warm, but we have tried them at room temp and they are still really good.   


  1. This sounds pretty good! I might have to try it out. Thanks for the recipe. Following you on Linky Followers!

  2. interesting

    i definitely want
    to try these some time

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. Never heard of this before! Sounds very cool!

  4. I've never heard of this before! I can't wait to try it--I'm sharing it at my Sharing Saturday post today!

  5. Dannie, I'm hosting a small girly dinner on Sunday, I'm going to add these to the menu. Thanks for sharing.

  6. These look and sound delicious! I know how grilling improves the flavor of little cherry tomatoes, so I'm sure the grapes would be just as good or better! Thanks for the heads up!
    Leslie Anne

  7. I got very curious when I saw your title (at A Diamond in the Stuff link party). I must say I cannot imagine the taste of roasted grapes, but it's got me quite curious. Seeing that you replied it's a sidedish for pork or chicken (was going to ask anyway), will try it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. These look great. I had them once in a recipe from a Martha Stewart magazine. I don't remember much about it. I need to do it again.

  9. These sound really good! Thanks for sharing! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters