Friday, February 06, 2015

Blue Cheese Toasts with Roasted Grapes

Made this the other night for an Italian dinner with our friends Kathy and Jimmy.  Found the recipe in this months Southern Living.  Easy and fabulous!!

  • 2 cups halved seedless red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (12-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 15 to 20 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Garnish: chopped fresh thyme


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together first 6 ingredients. Arrange grapes in a single layer in a small roasting pan; bake 15 to 20 minutes or until grapes wilt and liquid forms a thin syrup. Remove from oven.
2. Increase oven temperature to broil with oven rack 7 inches from heat. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stir together butter and cheese, and spread evenly over bread slices. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
3. Spoon grape mixture over toasted bread, and sprinkle with pecans(optional) and chopped thyme.


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