My Grilled Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese, Honey & Thyme is the perfect late summer treat. Fresh grapes are grilled on the BBQ until soft and are served on crispy baguette. The addition of soft goat cheese, honey and thyme really bring all these flavours together!
A Delicious Combination of Flavours & Textures
My Grilled Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese, Honey & Thyme combines a variety of delicious summer flavours and textures. Baguette is sliced and grilled until crisp, then is topped with a creamy soft goat cheese and tender grilled grapes.
The grilled grapes are really the star of the show in this recipe. They take on a soft and jammy texture and explode with sweetness when you eat them. These grilled grapes also take on a smoky flavour once they are grilled on the BBQ. These are so simple to prepare and all you need is a little bit of salt, pepper and olive oil is all you need to season these grapes.
The sweetness of these grapes is further enhanced by the addition of local honey. A touch of sweetness makes the grapes even tastier and pairs perfectly with soft, creamy goat cheese and fresh lemony thyme leaves. This flavour combination is a must try!
The Perfect Wine Pairing
The sweet and salty flavours of this Grilled Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese, Honey & Thyme pairs perfectly with white wine. My wine of choice is the Siggy Siegerrebe from Singletree Winery.
Siegerrebe grapes grow extremely well here in British Columbia and make incredible wine. I particularly enjoyed the Siggy Siegerrebe with this recipe since it has a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, with notes of peaches, lychee, and pears. It is also on the sweeter side of Siegerrebe wines, but it’s not too sweet which I really enjoy.
You can try this recipe and wine pairing for yourself! Pick up a bottle of Siggy Siegerrebe online or in select Save On Foods stores in BC!
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Grilled Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese, Honey & Thyme
For the Grapes:
- 1 bunch seedless red grapes on the vine (~1 pound)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Crostini:
- 1/2 baguette sliced into 1-cm thick slices (12 slices)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup soft goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.
- Toss the grapes in the olive oil, salt and black pepper so that they are fully coated.
- Slice the baguette and brush both sides of each crostini with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with salt.
- Place the grapes and the crostini on the grill. Cook the grapes for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the grapes have softened, lightened in colour, and get light grill marks. Cook the crostini for 1-2 minutes per side until it is lightly toasted and is golden brown.
- Remove the grapes and crostini from the grill and set aside.
- To assemble the crostini, spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese over a slice of toasted crostini. Remove the grapes from the stems and add 4-6 grapes on top of the goat cheese (depending on the size of the grapes). Repeat for all the crostini.
- Drizzle ½ teaspoon of honey over each crostini and top with a sprinkle of thyme leaves.
- Serve warm with a glass of Singletree Siggy Siegerrebe and enjoy!
- You can roast the grapes and toast the crostini in the oven instead. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roast the grapes on a baking sheet for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Toast the crostini for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crisp. Then assemble following the instructions above. Enjoy!