Savory Grape Bruschetta

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:45
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16-18 1x


Delicious grapes, goat cheese, crispy shallots and sage leaves drizzled with a sweet balsamic vinegar reduction sauce create the ultimate sweet and savory appetizer.



1 baguette, sliced evenly

1 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half

5 shallots, thinly sliced

5 oz spreadable goat cheese

1/4 cup milk

1 TBSP honey

1 bottle balsamic vinegar

Sage leaves

olive oil

salt to taste


For the Reduced Balsamic Vinegar:

In a small saucepan, reduce balsamic vinegar over low heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 45 minutes. Set aside.

For the Crostini:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange baguette slices onto a baking sheet. Brush both sides with olive oil.

Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

For the Honey Goat Cheese:

Combine goat cheese, milk, and honey into a food processor and blend until smooth.

For the Grape Shallot Topping: 

In a small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add grapes and shallots, cook until soften, about 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.

For the Crispy Sage Leaves:

Place whole sage leaves in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove gently to a plate.

Assemble Grape Bruschetta:

Spread honey goat cheese onto baguette slices.

Top with grapes and shallots.

Drizzle with reduced balsamic vinegar and finish with a crispy sage leaf.