I'm always on a quest for the perfect appetizer, with one caveat - it mustn't be too fussy or time-consuming to prepare. These crostini fill the bill perfectly and are sure to please the pickiest of palates. Try them for your next party or get-together!
Blue Cheese Crostini With Honey Balsamic Roasted Grapes
Adapted from Southern Living Magazine, February 2015
2 cups halved seedless red grapes
2 Tablespoons Honey Ridge Farms Balsamic Honey Vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
12 baguette slices (1/2" slice)
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
Chopped fresh thyme for garnish
Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together grapes, Honey Ridge Farms Balsamic Honey Vinegar, olive oil and brown sugar. Arrange mixture in a single layer in a small roasting pan or on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup. Bake 15 minutes, until grapes wilt and liquid forms a thin syrup. Remove from oven.
Turn oven to broil setting. Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Stir together butter and blue cheese and spread mixture over slices. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Spoon grape mixture over toasted bread and sprinkle with pecans. Garnish with chopped thyme.