ROASTED GRAPES WITH GOATS CHEESE & HONEY

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One of my favourite things to do if I find mysef with any free time over a weekend is watch the utterly marvellous Ina Garten, otherwise known at Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. I have spoken about my love of her before. Recently, I saw an episode where she roasted grapes with sausages. I had never thought to roast grapes before and it stuck in my head. So when I was looking for something interesting to make for breakfast one morning and I spied a bunch of red grapes in my fruit bowl, I thought I’d try it out for myself. I didn’t have any sausages so I decided to just serve them on toast. My God, I’m glad I tried this…the roasted grapes are ridiculously tasty…soft and tender and bursting with juicy sweetness. I paired them up with some gorgeous sharp goats cheese then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with a little fresh thyme. This was a tremendous breakfast dish, and would be lovely as a snack too. I hope you try it out and enjoy it as much as I did.

To begin with I placed a few red grapes on a small roasting tin, sprinkled with some fresh thyme, seasoned with flaked sea salt and pepper and drizzled with a little olive oil.

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I popped them in the oven at 180°C/160°C (fan)/320°F/Gas 3 for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Meanwhile, take a couple of slices of sourdough, drizzle or brush with a little olive oil then place on a griddle pan until toasted and golden with visible griddle lines.

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When they’re ready, spread with some whipped goats cheese. I whipped it up with a hand whisk, just to make it easier to spread, plus it keeps it nice and light.

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Once the grapes are ready…you want them to be soft but still keep their plumpness…place them on top of the goats cheese. I drizzled a little acacia honey over the top, then sprinkled with some fresh thyme

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And that’s all there is to it! A very quick, easy and tasty dish.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lindsey Solomons 28th October 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Hi
    I love this recipe & your photo & will be making this weekend. I had something similar in Lyon for Brunch but they used rosemary instead. Please check out the version I ate onFrench Foodie Highlights – Lyon & Beaune on taste2taste.com.

    • Reply spoonfulofsugar 5th December 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Sorry, I’ve just seen your comment! I saw your post on Lyon…looks like roasted grapes and goats cheese with honey is a winning combo! 🙂

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