Last year I found out that if you put grapes in the freezer they were transformed into a delicious frozen treat. It became my summertime go-to snack. I’d grab a small bowl to munch on while I worked at my desk and all was right with the world. It may sound like I’m exaggerating but I get a little giddy about simple things that deliver big taste. So, when I saw a recipe for roasted grapes in a magazine recently I’m not gonna lie….I got excited. Yup, grapes excite me. After looking at several recipes I decided on this one for a first attempt.
2 lbs grapes, washed and dried
2 tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt to your liking
Fresh thyme sprigs
Preheat oven to 450F. Place grapes on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over top and toss to cover. Sprinkle with salt and place thyme sprigs on tray. Bake 7 to 9 minutes until grapes start to pop. Remove from oven, remove thyme sprigs and transfer to serving dish.
How to serve: I brushed sliced baquette with olive oil and placed under the broiler until crisp. I decided to try this with a few cheeses. My favorite was with goat cheese, a close second by blue and in last place the ricotta. Actually I found the ricotta rather dull. My mind is buzzing with other places to try roasted grapes. A nice side dish perhaps? On a sandwich? So many possibilities! See, grapes excite me. You know they’re also good in wine
Pleasantville Note: Watch yo’ grapes! These babies have sugar in them. Sugar burns. I speak from experience here. My first batch was not so nice.
Now I am not one for wasting grapes on anything other than Wine…But I am going to dry this..and the frozen grapes..Sounds FABOOSH…
Frozen grapes are my favourite treat – I always keep a bunch in the freezer and never tell my kids about them.
Love me some frozen grapes (especially seedless greens)! Will be roasting some to try this weekend.
Thank you for this!
Let me know what you think Steve!
They taste totally different, right? So delicious. In fact, between frozen, roasted and pressed I really don’t think I’ll eat a grape raw anymore LOL
Of all the people I was worried about scaring with this news, was you:) Hope you enjoy it. It’s delish.
Sweet lord in heaven, this is amaze-balls!!!!! People, you owe it to your taste buds to get busy with this. Next time, I’m going to try mozzarella and a sharp cheddar…like, maybe as a snack tonight.
It sounds good. I can’t do goat cheeses, but have a few other favorites. YUMM.
Julia, until this, I was a goat cheese virgin. . I think regular cream cheese would work, maybe mascarpone?
I’d love to hear what you think Julia when you try it.