Thursday, February 16, 2012

Roasted Grapes with Thyme and Ricotta on Grilled Bread

'Roasted Grapes with Thyme and Ricotta on Grilled Bread'


red grapes
olive oil
fresh thyme sprigs
loaf of French bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces
olive oil
ricotta cheese


1. Heat oven to 450. Spread grapes onto a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Lay thyme leaves over top. Toss all together gently with your hands. Place pan in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until grapes just begin to burst.

2. Meanwhile, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Brush the bread with olive oil. Grill until nice and toasty.

3. Assemble the open-faced sandwiches: Spread ricotta over bread (I heated mine in the microwave for 20-25 seconds so as not to put cold cheese on the warm bread). Top with roasted grapes. Discard thyme sprigs and sprinkle with fresh (non-cooked) thyme leaves.



  1. Pretty! This combo is unusual but it sounds like it works. Thanks for sharing.

  2. How pretty & simple! I never had roasted grapes before. Will give this a try, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for posting this. I'll have to try. It looks amazing! You really should try to make your own ricotta. It could not be easier (cream, milk, salt--bring to 190 degrees, take off heat, add lemon, quick stir and strain). The recipe I like is from Smitten's Kitchen ( The difference between fresh ricotta and the stuff you get in the store is life-changing! :)

  4. Thanks for the link, I'll have to try that!


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