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Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini with Pancetta

A great appetizer for dinner parties or the holidays, our Crostini with Grapes and Goat Cheese, are the perfect bite of sweetness from the grapes, balanced by the acid of the wine and saltiness of the pancetta, finished with the creamy goat cheese.

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Food and Drink, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: North American

Ingredients

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  • 1 baguette, cut into 16 slices
  • 250g goat cheese, softened
  • 50g pancetta, diced
  • 250g red grapes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Classic Merlot
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

No. 1 | Preheat oven to 400°. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast them for 8 minutes, until lightly toasted.

No. 2 | Meanwhile, add the pancetta to a frying pan. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook the pancetta until crisp. Add the grapes and sprig of rosemary and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring and tossing often, until caramelized.

No. 3 | Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the wine. Return to the heat and cook until the wine evaporates, about 5-7 more minutes. Remove the rosemary and season the grapes with salt and pepper.

No. 4 | To assemble, spread a heaping tablespoon of goat cheese on a pieces of baguette. Top with a spoonful of grapes.

Keywords: grape appetizers, easy finger foods, party food