Grapes are a refreshing fruit that you can pair with pungent cheeses for a savory appetizer.
Grapes can be roasted in the oven to release their flavorful juices, and then placed on top of crostini’s, or even baked brie for a specialty piping hot grape appetizer.
Try making one of these memorable grape appetizers for your next party!
Pistachio Grape Cheese Appetizer
Pistachio grape cheese appetizer is served with a toothpick piercing the grapes and cheese. It makes for easy serving and eating with minimal mess.
Each of the grapes are covered in a savory cream cheese (Boursin) layer until they are fully encased.. You could make your own herbed cream cheese if you like.
The cream cheese grape is pierced with a toothpick, and then rolled in chopped pistachios.
You can make the grape appetizer ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
Roasted Grape Crostini
Roasted grape crostini is a warm crostini appetizer bursting with grape flavor.
The grapes are roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper until they burst in the oven and release their juices.
After the grapes come out of the oven, they are drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a bit of an acidic finish.
The crostini is assembled by putting a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the crostini, a layer of roasted grapes, and then topping with chopped up walnuts.
Honey is drizzled on top of the crostini for a sweeter finish.
Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers
Rosemary fontina grape skewers are made by marinating the cheese with a few herbs the day before.
Fontina cheese is cut into cubes, and then is marinated with olive oil, sundried tomatoes, garlic cloves, red pepper sprigs of rosemary, and Italian seasoning.
The cheese is marinated overnight in the fridge to absorb the herb flavorings.
When you’re ready to assemble the skewers, place a cube of cheese, a grape, and repeat until the skewer is full.
Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes
Baked brie with roasted grapes is piping hot appetizer served with your favorite bread, crostini’s, or crackers.
Grapes are roasted in the oven with red wine, honey, and black pepper until their skins begin to wilt.
Brie is baked in the oven until it oozes and becomes liquified.
Assemble the baked brie by topping it with the roasted grapes, and a few toasted walnuts.
Serve warm baked brie with slices of baguette or crackers for easy dipping.
Roast Beef, Blue Cheese, and Grape Skewer
You can make this appetizer ahead of time and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
Assemble the appetizer by placing a slice of roast beef folded in half, a piece of blue cheese, and a grape onto the skewer.
The grape should be on the bottom of the skewer so it can stand upright with the weight on the bottom of the skewer.
Sweet Potato Grape Appetizer
Sweet potato grape appetizer is a crispy, warm appetizer.
Sweet potato rounds are baked in the oven with a bit of olive oil until the edges are crispy.
Grapes are roasted at the same time on a separate pan with olive oil drizzled on top.
The grapes will burst and release their juices with the olive oil.
Assemble the appetizer by placing a sweet potato round on a plate. Top with some goat cheese, roasted grapes, toasted pecans, a sprinkle of dried thyme, and a generous amount of honey.