Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyOh yum.  You guys.  This was so good, I’m tempted to make this a few more times this week.

I had this idea last week to roast grapes for a salad I was making and I was so pleased with how easy and tasty they ended up being that I decided to make something that would be a crowd pleaser for entertaining and easy enough to prepare ahead of time too.  Summer is the best time to have friends over, dine al fresco, and enjoy small bites to eat, tapas style.  This is a perfect dish for such an occasion.

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyYou can make your own flatbread if you’d like, I’ve seen some recipes for gluten free, but I love the Naan you can get in the grocery store for this (I usually find it near the bakery).  It makes this whole recipe come together a lot more quickly and I don’t think I could improve upon the recipe – it’s so good!  If you’re entertaining, you can make the grapes ahead of time and refrigerate so you can just throw everything together and pop it in the oven right before everyone gets there.

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyIt may seem strange to toss grapes in olive oil and balsamic vinegar – but trust me on this one. :)

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyHere’s what they look like when they’re all done – all juicy and tangy and sweet.  They’re good to eat just like this, but even better on the flatbread.

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyAfter a good coat of olive oil, the naan or flatbread is ready for the rest of the toppings.  I had a thought while I was making this that bacon would add a nice crunch and flavor to this.  Maybe next time!

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of PrettyA short 10 minutes in the oven and it’s ready to be demolished in much less time than it took to make.

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread | All Sorts of Pretty

Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Ingredients – for the grapes*

1.5 lbs grapes

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Wash grapes and remove stems.  Shake off excess water and toss in oilve oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  Spread out on a baking sheet and roast 30-35 minutes, until grapes are tender and juicy.

*Yields enough for several flatbreads or one flatbread and some extra to eat alone or served with a cheese plate.

 

Ingredients – for the flatbread

Flatbread (I like to buy this naan from the grocery)

1/2 – 3/4 cup blue cheese

4-6 sprigs fresh thyme

1/2 to 3/4 cup roasted grapes

olive oil, enough to coat the flatbread.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat flatbread in olive oil.  Add some of the blue cheese, reserving a bit to finish off the top.  Remove leaves from the thyme by squeezing your thumb and index finger on one end and pulling downward.  Evenly spread thyme over flatbread.  Continue adding the grapes and finish with the rest of the blue cheese.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy!

xoxo

2 Responses to “Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Blue Cheese Flatbread”

  1. Laura Dennison

    Wow! That looks awesome. I will definitely try this one.

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