Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes

Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes

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  • 2

    cups halved seedless red grapes

  • 2

    tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • tablespoons minced shallot

  • 2

    teaspoons olive oil

  • ½

    teaspoon light brown sugar

  • ¼

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    (12-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 15 to 20 (½-inch-thick) slices

  • 3

    tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2

    ounces crumbled blue cheese, softened

  • cup chopped toasted pecans

  • Garnish: chopped fresh thyme


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together first 6 ingredients. Arrange grapes in a single layer in a small roasting pan; bake 15 to 20 minutes or until grapes wilt and liquid forms a thin syrup. Remove from oven.2. Increase oven temperature to broil with oven rack 7 inches from heat. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stir together butter and cheese, and spread evenly over bread slices. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Spoon grape mixture over toasted bread, and sprinkle with pecans.


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