These slow roasted grape crostini with goat cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of honey are truly sublime. They’re a yummy and festive ppetizer for a gathering or holiday.

a platter of crostini from the side with a gray napkin

Why We Love This Recipe For Roasted Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Today I have some lovely little appetizers for you. They are crisp and creamy, salty and sweet. These crostini with goat cheese, walnuts and a roasted grape topping have it all! They sort of fall somewhere between Roasted Cranberry Flatbread and these beet and goat cheese bruschetta.

They are sweet and savory and really surprising. I even got a phone call from my husband at work the other day telling me how awesome they were! Day made.

Grapes are easy to weave into both savory and sweet recipes. Plus, roasting fruit helps to bring out so much natural sweetness. Try this Vanilla Roasted Pear Overnight Oats recipe or Pizza with Roasted Grapes and Rosemary and you’ll see what I mean.

Although they’re the perfect Holiday or Thanksgiving appetizer, you technically don’t need a special occasion to make them. You could whip them up before having some casual dinner guests over, if you’re feeling fancy or even if you’re just in the mood for some little nibbles.

Serving Ideas

Serve them with other festive appetizers for a heavy hors d’oeuvres party. Some other appetizers that would make good accompaniments to this are my Walnut Lentil Pate, Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs and these Sesame Wonton Cups. Or these crostini can serve as a first course to a holiday meal of Roasted Pork Loin with apple chutney, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Maple Glazed Carrots. Serve Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie for dessert.

overhead oval platter of crostini with grapes

Key Ingredients For This Recipe

Red grapes

I used red grapes for this recipe because they tend to be much sweeter than green grapes. I’d recommend not swapping them out for green grapes because of that.

Fresh thyme leaves

Thyme really complements the sweetness of the roasted grapes in this recipe. You should be able to find fresh thyme in the produce section of the grocery store but if you can’t you can always use dried thyme instead.

Toasted walnuts

You can either buy pre-toasted walnuts or toast them yourself. You could also swap walnuts out for pecans or even some type of seed (like pumpkin seeds) if you’re taking a nut allergy into consideration.

Baguette

I find a lightly toasted baguette to be the best base for crostini. You could also use crackers or any gluten-free bread/baguette instead.

Fresh goat cheese

Goat cheese (or chèvre) taste amazing with grapes. Especially roasted grapes! I like using unflavored goat cheese, but you can also get chevre that’s been rolled in black pepper if that’s what you’d prefer.

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Step-by-Step Instructions to Make These Roasted Grape Crostini

Step 1: Preheat oven & grease baking dish

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a large glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2: Roast grapes

Stir together the grapes, oil, salt, thyme and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread them out in a single layer in the baking dish. Roast, stirring occasionally until wrinkled and caramelized, 48 to 55 minutes. Remove from the oven. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the grapes, and stir to coat. Set aside.

Step 3: Assemble grape crostini

Spread the goat cheese on the baguette, dividing equally. Top with the grape mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts, drizzle with honey and serve.

platter of appetizers with a glass of wine

FAQs and Expert Tips

How to toast walnuts:

To toast walnuts, begin by predating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spread the walnuts out into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, checking frequently, until toasted.

How to toast baguette:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You can either slice the baguette before toasting or after. Place the slices or whole baguette on a baking sheet in a single layer (no oil needed). If the baguette is sliced, bake for about 10 minutes. If you’re toasting a whole baguette you might need to leave it in for longer. Check regularly to make sure it doesn’t burn.

How to make these ahead:

You can roast the grapes ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to assemble. You can also do the other prep work ahead like toast the walnuts and baguette.

Additional Appetizers To Try

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roasted grape crostini on a white platter

Roasted Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese and Waluts


  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x

Description

Slow-roasted grapes served on top of toasted baguette crostini with goat cheese, walnuts and a drizzle of honey. An elegant appetizer or serve after a meal as a cheese course.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups red grapes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup crumbed fresh goat cheese
  • 24 slices baguette, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a large glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Stir grapes, oil, salt, thyme and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread out in one layer in the baking dish. Roast, stirring occasionally until wrinkled and caramelized, 48 to 55 minutes. Remove from the oven. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the grapes, and stir to coat. Set aside.
  3. Spread goat cheese on the baguette, dividing equally. Top with the grape mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with honey.

Notes

Toasting Baguette:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You can either slice the baguette before toasting or after. Place the slices or whole baguette on a baking sheet in a single layer (no oil needed). If the baguette is sliced, bake for about 10 minutes. If you’re toasting a whole baguette you might need to leave it in for longer. Check regularly to make sure it doesn’t burn.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 crostini
  • Calories: 67
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 68 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g

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