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Balsamic Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Balsamic Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

This month is my First Blogiversary! Yay! (For food).

It’s been an adventure learning about all aspects of composing a recipe, blogging (especially all the behind the scenes tech/coding stuff), taking pictures (how do angles and lighting work?), and using social media.

I’m still learning (boy, am I ever!) about well… everything, but I’m excited about where the blog is at and where it’s headed.

For all the readers/recipe seekers out there, thank you so much for reading my posts, commenting, and for trying out my recipes! I get so excited that someone would want to make one of my recipes. It’s like I’m the kitchen with you. Is that creepy?

Basically, it makes my heart feel super happy.

I’ve gained so much feedback, both positive and not-so-positive… It’s all good because it gives me the opportunity to improve and create recipes that I hope that even more people will enjoy. Seasonal, quick and easy recipes! 🙂

As always, if you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to reach out on social media or send me an email!

Just for fun (by page views):

Side view of balsamic roasted grape and goat cheese crostini on a round platter.

Anyway, back to the recipe. Let’s celebrate with Balsamic Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini!

A lovely appetizer, party snack, or tasty finger food if I say so myself.

It’s sweet, salty, tangy, bread-y, and full of flavours and textures! Plus, they look fancy without having to put in too much hard work.

Overview of a baguette, red grapes, goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, fresh mint, pecans, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

(All the ingredients! Amounts and instructions are listed below).

By roasting the grapes with balsamic vinegar, it softens them, they get really juicy on the inside, and brings out their natural sweetness. The balsamic vinegar gives it a nice mild sweet and tangy flavour too.

The soft goat cheese is creamy and tangy. I added some sweet, nutty pecans, and honey to the goat cheese as well. The flavours contrast beautifully with the roasted grapes.

The mint on top adds a nice fresh, herb flavour and colour.

Balsamic roasted grapes in a glass bowl, toasted sliced baguette slices on a baking sheet, and goat cheese, pecans, and mint on a round platter.

(Photo above: The red grapes are roasted, the baguette slices are toasted, and the goat cheese mixture is combined together).

The quick oven-toasted bread is golden-brown and perfectly crunchy. I like to cut the baguette slices relatively thick (about 1/2 inch) so the crostini is easy to pick up (it stays intact) and eat with your hands.

Overhead view of balsamic roasted grape and goat cheese crostini on a baking sheet.

Now, this recipe tastes best warm, but the great thing is that you can heat up any leftovers.

We had a few crostini with dinner one night and warmed the rest up in the oven for a few minutes the next day. Even though this recipe only takes 30 minutes, it’s one of those appetizers that’s okay to make ahead.

Side close-up of two roasted grape and goat cheese crostini with more crostini in the background.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Balsamic roasted grape and goat cheese crostini, each garnished with mint and pecan pieces.

If you try this grape crostini, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share your recipe pictures!

Balsamic Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Balsamic Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

Yield: 32 crostini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Check out this delicious appetizer featuring balsamic roasted sweet grapes, creamy goat cheese and nutty pecans on a crunchy crostini. It’s ready in only 30 minutes!


  • 1 baguette, sliced into ½ pieces**
  • 1 lb. red grapes, seedless and stems removed
  • 7 oz. soft unripened goat cheese
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped, plus more for topping
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the grapes with one tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Spread on the baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 17-20 minutes, shaking the sheet halfway. The grapes will soften and shrivel a little. Some may burst slightly.
  3. As the grapes roast, slice the baguette into ½ inch pieces and brush the remaining olive oil over the top of each slice. Place on another baking sheet and bake for 4-6 minutes (at 425 degrees F), until the bread is golden-brown and crispy. Check frequently to make sure the bread does not burn.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, pecans, honey together. Spread a thin layer of the goat cheese mixture on each piece of bread before topping with 2-3 roasted grapes, depending on size. Finish with a light sprinkle of mint and pieces of pecan if you like. Best served immediately*.


  • *You can keep the crostini in the fridge for up to a day. Heat them up in the oven for a few minutes prior to serving.
  • **1 used an 18-inch baguette.
  • Nutritional calories represents one crostini.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Marie!! Made this tonight because we had all the stuff on hand! So yummy.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Thanks so much Hillary! I'm glad you like it!

Thao @ In Good Flavor

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Happy boggiversary, Marie! Congratulations on a great year! These crostini look and sound so good!! I have never roasted grapes before and pairing them with goat cheese sounds wonderful.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Thank you Thao! Roasted grapes are amazing. You need to try them.

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Friday 13th of October 2017

yay! happy bloggiversary (: i had roasted grapes on french toast the other day, and was surprised by how much i liked them! they're so juicy and tender and i can imagine how tasty they'd be with all that creamy goat cheese :3

Marie | Yay! For Food

Friday 13th of October 2017

Thank you Heather! It's been a fun year for the blog.

Dorothy R.

Friday 13th of October 2017

If I could love off of this crostini for every meal I would be a happy gal!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Friday 13th of October 2017

Thanks Dorothy! It is one tasty appetizer!

Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Thursday 12th of October 2017

I love the combination of flavors here and I don't use grapes enough when cooking. This looks like the perfect app for a fall party!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 12th of October 2017

Definitely! Thanks Karen.

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