This post is part of my partnership with Grapes from California. I hope you enjoy it!
Just the other day, I received a group text about our 4th annual Friendsgiving. I was immediately appreciative of the pre-planning, but then it occurred to me that our friendly celebration is just a few weeks away. (How did that happen?!)
With Friendsgiving (and Thanksgiving) just around the corner, I couldn’t help but think about what I wanted to contribute. I personally love a good appetizer, especially one that everyone can share in together, so I created one using some of the most delectable flavors of the season. Grapes from California, in particular, were an easy choice. They’re in season right now, and they’re an ideal ingredient because they’re nutritious and give recipes a natural boost of added flavor and texture. Brie cheese, walnuts, and honey were also an easy choice since they pair so well with grapes and fit right into the autumn season.
That said, here is a tasty appetizer that you should most definitely add to your holiday recipe list. This Roasted Grape Baked Brie Crescent Ring is easy-to-make (if I can do it, anyone can!), visually appealing (isn’t it pretty?), and crowd-pleasing (everyone loves grapes and cheese!).
Guys, it’s a winner all around, and I hope you and your family and friends love it as much as we do!
- 3/4 cup red and green Grapes from California
- 2 packages of crescent rolls (8 oz each)
- 1/3 pound brie cheese, rind removed and cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 tablespoon finely diced walnuts
- 1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Unroll both cans of dough and separate into 16 triangles. Line a round baking pan/pizza pan with parchment paper and then arrange the triangles in ring. You want the dough to overlap. The dough ring should look like a sun.
Spread cream cheese around the center of the ring. Top with chunks of Brie cheese.
Slice grapes into bite-size pieces (in half, quarters, or smaller).
Place grapes on top of cream cheese and Brie.
Then, sprinkle the dough ring with walnuts and drizzle with honey.
Bring each dough triangle up over filling and then tuck the dough under the bottom layer (of dough) to secure it.
Repeat around the ring until entire filling is enclosed. (It’s okay if some filling shows through a little.)
Bake ring for 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve with fresh red and green Grapes from California!