These Balsamic Roasted Grapes have found their way into quite a few dishes in my kitchen lately. Their sweet roasted flavor compliments so many things from sharp and tangy cheeses to buttery and mellow ones like Brie. Top ice cream, salads and even savory dishes with these beauties.
1poundred or black seedless grapes
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place the grapes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and about 2 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, giving the pan a shake every 5 to 10 minutes to avoid burning the sugars.
Drizzle with the remaining balsamic as soon as you remove them from the oven and toss.
To serve over brie, remove the wheel of cheese from your refrigerator for a minimum of one hour. This will allow the cheese to soften and for the flavors to develop. If you prefer a "melty" brie, pop the wheel onto a baking sheet and into the oven after you've remove the grapes, for just about three to five minutes.
I like to leave the grapes on their stem for aesthetics, but for easy pop-in-your-mouthability, feel free to remove them from their stem before roasting.Store roasted grapes in the fridge, and warm them up just before using in a 400 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. These grapes pictured are honestly not roasted as long as I prefer. I didn't want them to appear overdone for the images, but really, roasting them longer would have looked just as great. I like them as roasty as possible. Test them as you go and roast to your preference.
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com