Roasted Grapes and Cracker Pepper Chevre Appetizer

Gluten Free

Roasted Grapes and Cracker Pepper Chevre Appetizer

Think of these crackers as your canvas and the toppings as your creation! And speaking of the creation, it’s so easy to make a batch of these apps for your next cocktail party.

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups seedless black or red grapes, stems removed, washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 5 ounce log chèvre (goat cheese) at room temperature
  • 1 box Glutino Original or Multigrain Gluten Free Crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. In a bowl, combine grapes, olive oil, bay leaves, salt and a pinch of the ½ teaspoon pepper, reserving the remaining pepper. Place the grapes on a sheet pan with sides and roast 25 minutes, or until tender and aromatic.
  3. While the grapes roast, place the chèvre into a small bowl and stir in remaining black pepper. Set aside.
  4. Once the grapes are roasted, transfer from the baking pan to a bowl. Discard bay leaves. Allow grapes to cool to room temperature before assembling appetizer.
  5. To assemble, place Glutino Original Gluten Free Crackers on a serving platter, spread (or pipe) on some of the chevre to each cracker, then top with a spoon of the grapes. Repeat until the entire box of crackers is used.
  6. Garnish with smoked or regular sea salt and rosemary sprigs, if desired.
  7. Makes approximately 2 ½ dozen appetizers.