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Yum Alert: Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta & Grilled Bread

Written by emilyc

This recipe is basically just a fool-proof combination of things that taste delicious together. I mean, look at the ingredient list below – there are no specific measurements, so it’s all up to you. If you want the proportions to be 90% cheese, 6% grapes, and 4% bread, then go for it! Recipe and image via Alexandra Cooks.



olive oil

kosher salt

fresh thyme sprigs

good rustic bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces

fresh ricotta

1. Preheat oven to 450ΒΊF. Spread grapes onto a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Lay thyme leaves over top. Toss all together gently with your hands. Place pan in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until grapes just begin to burst. I prefer the shorter roasting time β€” it’s nice when some of the grapes remain in tact.

2. Meanwhile, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Brush the bread with olive oil. Grill until nice and toasty.

3. Assemble the open-faced sandwiches: Spread fresh ricotta over bread. Top with roasted grapes. Discard thyme sprigs.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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