To me, winter sports are really what makes the season. I love snowshoeing, skiing, skating, and tobogganing, but for some reason I haven’t gotten to do a lot of those things this year. In fact, I’ve only gone snowshoeing.

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If I could pick a favorite it would definitely be cross country skiing. I like it not only for the great back country scenery, but also because it really gets me into a serious sweat that’s great for the whole “good health” thing, but also good for marathon training. So I think I’ll set some time aside, get my skis out and hit the trails. It’s the little things like this that can make winter feel special, and not just a freezing cold time of year.

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After coming home from a good ski, there’s nothing like a quick snack and a hot cup of tea. This appetizer recipe fits my needs perfectly. The brie becomes nice and melt-y under the roasted grapes for a truly sensational flavour. I hope you enjoy!

To make this, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash grapes, and place them on a roasting pan with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

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Roast grapes for about 35-45 minutes until soft and dark.

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While grapes are roasting, cut up your baguette and top it with Brie.

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Serve the roasted grapes alongside the brie cheese and fresh baguette. Enjoy!

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Roasted Balsamic Grapes with Brie

Yield: Serves 4-6 as an appetizer

A Warm Vanilla Sugar Original

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red grapes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small triangle of Brie cheese
  • 1 medium sized whole wheat baguette (or white if you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash grapes, and place them on a roasting pan with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Roast grapes for about 35-45 minutes until soft and dark.
  3. White grapes are roasting, cut your baguette into slices and top with a thick slice of Brie cheese.
  4. Serve roasted grapes alongside the Brie and fresh baguette.
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16 Responses to Roasted Balsamic Grapes with Brie

  1. Love this!!! Brie, bread, balsamic. Yum.

  2. Becky says:

    I actually put roasted grapes on my pizza’s too! Pairs well with Italian sausage!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love these grapes … I am really looking forward to trying this!

  4. Tracey says:

    This sounds like such a delicious appetizer! I’ve never tried to roast grapes, but I’m almost positive I’d love it, especially with the balsamic vinegar which I adore 🙂

  5. Nerd With Taste says:

    I neeeed to try these grapes!!!!!! nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com

  6. I just got back from a lovely cross country ski!!! This recipe sounds delicious. Perfect timing. Those roasted balsamic grapes look to die for!

  7. Aggie says:

    I really think I would like snow shoeing & cross country skiing. I’m not big on heights & speed, so skiing freaks me out, but if I’m going horizontal I’m all for it.
    For the record, I know nothing about winter sports unfortunately.

    These grapes totally grabbed my attention! What a delicious combination!

  8. Sheila says:

    Oh my these looking addicting!

  9. Joanne says:

    I wish I could get into skiing because I know it would be so good for me, cross-training wise, but I never learned and I’m a baby about it…so yeah, not gonna happen. But this does sound like the perfect come-in-from-the-cold snack! Roasted grapes = swoon.

  10. Roasted grapes are the bomb! I’ve also done this with ricotta as well and it’s delicious!

  11. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says:

    Oh heck yes! Need these now! I love anything with Brie, and the addition of fruit just makes these that much more addicting.

  12. I went cross country skiing a few times years ago, and spent most of the time on the ground! I just discovered roasted grapes and can´t get enough of them. With brie they look fantastic, just like your new blog look!

  13. abby @ teawiththemoon says:

    I have had a version of this recipe, but I really like your particular ingredients. These look delicious <3 I may not go skiing, but I would eat these with a cup of tea 😀

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