To me, winter sports are really what makes the season. I love snowshoeing, skiing, skating, and tobogganing, but for some reason I haven’t gotten to do a lot of those things this year. In fact, I’ve only gone snowshoeing.
If I could pick a favorite it would definitely be cross country skiing. I like it not only for the great back country scenery, but also because it really gets me into a serious sweat that’s great for the whole “good health” thing, but also good for marathon training. So I think I’ll set some time aside, get my skis out and hit the trails. It’s the little things like this that can make winter feel special, and not just a freezing cold time of year.
After coming home from a good ski, there’s nothing like a quick snack and a hot cup of tea. This appetizer recipe fits my needs perfectly. The brie becomes nice and melt-y under the roasted grapes for a truly sensational flavour. I hope you enjoy!
To make this, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash grapes, and place them on a roasting pan with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Roast grapes for about 35-45 minutes until soft and dark.
While grapes are roasting, cut up your baguette and top it with Brie.
Serve the roasted grapes alongside the brie cheese and fresh baguette. Enjoy!
Roasted Balsamic Grapes with Brie
Serves 4-6 as an appetizer
A Warm Vanilla Sugar Original
2 cups red grapes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 small triangle of Brie cheese
1 medium sized whole wheat baguette (or white if you prefer)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash grapes, and place them on a roasting pan with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Roast grapes for about 35-45 minutes until soft and dark.
White grapes are roasting, cut your baguette into slices and top with a thick slice of Brie cheese.
Serve roasted grapes alongside the Brie and fresh baguette.