When I initially came across this recipe, I was a tad hesitant, having never even considered roasting grapes before. There are certainly some fruits that lend themselves to savory dishes, but grapes are not one of them – at least I didn’t think so. But after recently making grilled peaches with olive oil and loving them, I decided to give this recipe a go. Good thing I did!
Roasted grapes, for those of you who’ve never had them, are like nature’s candy. While you do roast them in olive oil, the roasting brings out a lot of their natural juices and sweetness, which when combined with the olive oil makes this really scrumptious syrup. After the grapes were roasted and sitting in a bowl next to the crostini assembly area, it was all we could do not to keep sticking our fingers in there for a taste. They were surprisingly delicious! I imagine they would even be good spooned over some vanilla bean ice cream, with their sweet olive oil syrup. Continue Reading