If you’re looking for a flavorful, and sophisticated appetizer to serve this wintry season, then this it! This roasted grapes and baked brie recipe is simple to make and uses a minimal amount of ingredients. Roasting the grapes enhances their flavor and pairs well with the buttery, melted cheese.
If you tell me your party is going to have buttery, melted brie to snack on…I’m there! I know this sounds silly, but I remember eating brie for the first time. When we moved to Tallahassee, I was invited to a “Friendsgiving” party that my neighbor was hosting. Everyone there were transplants who also couldn’t return home for the holidays. My neighbor, was a classically trained chef and her boyfriend was a bartender- so I knew there was going to be good vibes and damn good food. I remember her serving brie that was baked inside of a bread loaf with lots of herbs. I was hooked and have since made so many variations of brie appetizers, like this Roasted Grapes and Brie…
Mise En Place
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Thyme
- 1 wheel of double cream brie
- Flaky Sea Salt
How to Make Roasted Grapes and Brie
1. Roast the Grapes
You’ll start by tossing your grapes in olive oil and thyme. Bake the grapes in the oven until they burst and soften. Let the grapes cool slightly while you bake the brie.
2. Bake the Brie to soften the cheese
On a parchment lined baking sheet, bake the brie until it softens. This will only take a few minutes in the hot oven. Do not cut into the brie.
3. Bring it all together and Serve!
Carefully transfer the warm brie to your serving platter. Top with the roasted grapes and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs. Serve the grapes and brie with sliced French bread, or crackers.
Tip and Tricks
Check out this cool Instagram Reel that Octane Designs made featuring this recipe! It gives you a great play by play of how to make this recipe. Shout out to Danielle for filming and editing!
All in All
This baked brie appetizer is one of my favorites. The sweetness of the grapes pairs well with the buttery taste of the cheese. I also like to use fresh thyme that grows on my deck, right outside of the kitchen. The big flakes of sea salt are perfect for bringing all of the flavors together.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and Happy New Year!
Other appetizers to consider for your holiday parties:
Roasted Grapes and Brie
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- baking dish
- 1 wheel of Brie
- ½ pound of red grapes removed from stem and washed
- 2 Tbls Olive Oil
- 6 sprigs of fresh thyme removed from stems
- Flaky Sea Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Place grapes in a baking dish and stir in oil and thyme.
- Roast grapes for 15-20 minutes and remove from oven.
- Place wheel of brie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake brie in oven for 6-8 minutes, until it begins to soften.
- Remove brie from oven and transfer the warm brie to your desired serving dish.
- Gently pour roasted grapes on top of brie and season with flaky sea salt.
- Garnish with additional thyme sprigs and serve with bread or crackers.