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Recipe

Grape Clusters with Brie, Gorgonzola, and Honey

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4 as an appetizer

This messy-to-eat-but-totally-worth-it appetizer is a fabulous combination of sweet, salty, herby, and nutty flavors. Use scissors to cut the clusters into individual portions, and serve with plenty of napkins.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. brie, rind removed, at room temperature
  • 4 oz. Gorgonzola, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 lb. seedless grape clusters, preferably red
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 2 Tbs. coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 360
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 170
  • Fat (g): 19
  • Saturated Fat (g): 10
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 60
  • Sodium (mg): 470
  • Carbohydrates (g): 36
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 14

Preparation

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Mash the cheeses together in a small bowl; there should still be clumps of Gorgonzola visible. Put the grapes on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, and using your fingers, put dollops of the cheese mixture on the grapes, spreading the grapes apart in places to get cheese inside and underneath.
  • Bake until the cheese is almost melted but still clinging to the grapes, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate or cheese board. Drizzle with the honey, sprinkle with the walnuts and rosemary, and serve.

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Reviews (8 reviews)

  • deedee1969 | 10/28/2021

    This recipe is fantastic! very addicting!
    The only changes I made were instead of gorgonzola (not a fan) I substituted an equal amount goat cheese. I also used mini phyllo tart shells. I put a bit of the cheese mixture and a half or two halves of grapes into each tart. I baked as directed and then sprinkled finely chopped fresh rosemary and walnuts on top of each tart and then drizzled the honey. A perfect way to eat an otherwise super messy appetizer.

  • TriciaLicious | 01/21/2019

    Why wouldn't you just remove the stems and plop the stuff onto some bread or cracker?

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