How to Make Roasted Grapes for a Classy Burrata Board
Dec 13, 2023
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This burrata board recipe with roasted grapes has it all — creamy, luscious, sweet, and tangy. A quick and easy appetizer that tastes decadent with layers of flavor and textures. Simply roast your grapes and assemble your burrata board, and you’ve got an easy appetizer for your next holiday party or a cozy night in.
It’s time to start thinking about party appetizers as the holiday season approaches.
Burrata board with roasted grapes is sponsored by Sun World.
A burrata board is a sure way to impress your family and friends with an easy, quick, and affordable appetizer, no matter how busy you are.
Roast your grapes for about 10 minutes, toss them on your board with some burrata, and you’ve got a holiday appetizer that everyone will want the recipe for.
Get ready to accept all the praise because this one is going to be a hit.
What Is Burrata?
At first glance, you may think that burrata is the same as mozzarella, and you’d be partially correct. Burrata uses mozzarella to form the thick outer layer that creates a hollow pouch. Then it’s filled with a soft, stringy curd and fresh cream. The filling is what sets burrata apart from mozzarella with its rich, buttery flavor that’s just indulgent enough to be irresistible and make you go back for seconds.
We think it’s got a leg (or three) up on mozzarella, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
So let’s get into what ingredients you’ll need… other than your mouth watering burrata, of course.
As a busy mom ourselves, the fewer ingredients to prepare, the better. You’ll need five ingredients for this easy yet classy and sophisticated burrata board recipe. The most exotic ingredient is the burrata cheese, which you can find at your local grocery store if you don’t already have it in your pantry or kitchen.
Let’s see if you need to make a trip to the store, shall we?
Roasted grapes are the core of your burrata board. As your grapes roast, the skin caramelizes for a sweet crunch on the outside. When the grapes heat up, they develop an even sweeter flavor from the heating process. And the inside creates a jam-like texture that pairs oh so well with the luscious burrata cheese.
We used green AUTUMNCRISP® grapes from Sun World because they’re known for their natural sweetness and crisp, juicy texture before roasting. AUTUMNCRISP® is the ideal grape for roasting. You can also add them fresh to the board if you like a crisp-tasting grape. Look for them in the produce section at your local grocery store.
Fresh herbs are a quick and easy way to elevate any dish, and this burrata board with roasted grapes is no exception. Thyme adds an earthy flavor with a peppery taste to your burrata board without taking over the sweetness of the grapes and the creaminess of the burrata. Fresh herbs don’t need as long to cook and release their flavors in any recipe.
If you only have dried thyme on hand, feel free to use it, but keep in mind that the flavor profile may not be as layered because it needs more time to rehydrate. Look for fresh thyme in the produce section near the salad.
Oil and Vinegar
You probably have these guys sitting pretty in your pantry, but you’ll need olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When you coat your grapes in olive oil, you prevent the grapes from sticking to your baking sheet. Olive oil also helps the grapes develop almost a char on the outside that adds a rich, toasty essence.
Balsamic vinegar is made from unfermented grape juice, adding a natural sweetness that complements your roasted grapes. Instead of a sour acidic taste like traditional types of vinegar, it’s more on the sweet and fruity side. Both oil and vinegar are usually near each other in the grocery store, by the oils, condiments, and salad dressings.
You can’t have a burrata board with roasted grapes without the burrata, right? Burrata cheese has a unique texture, making you feel like you have a couple of cheeses all wrapped up in one plump ball of creamy, rich, and luscious textures.
If you really want to put on a show, cut the balls of burrata open when you serve your board — everyone will be ready to dig in.
If your local grocery store doesn’t have burrata cheese in the specialty cheeses section, check a cheese store or Italian market.
Also known as French bread, baguettes are long with a crisp crust ideal for dipping and scooping ooey, gooey cheese and sweet roasted grapes. Be sure to get two baguettes and thinly slice them before adding them to your burrata board.
The baguette slices are sturdy enough to hold your toppings and soak up the juice from the roasted grapes. Keep your baguette at room temperature until you’re ready to slice and serve.
Look for baguettes near the artisan breads in the bakery section at your local supermarket.
How to Make Roasted Grapes
Step 1: Rinse your grapes under cool, running water for 30 seconds to a minute and dry with a paper towel. Use food-grade kitchen scissors to cut half of your cluster of grapes into smaller clusters and place them on a baking sheet.
Step 2: Pull the other half of your grapes off the stem and cut them in half with a knife. Set aside to garnish your burrata board during assembly.
Step 3: Place your thyme sprigs around your baking sheet on top of the grape clusters.
Step 4: Drizzle the olive oil over your grapes by placing your thumb over the top of the bottle. Then drizzle balsamic vinegar over the grapes as well. Use your fingers to sprinkle your grapes evenly with salt and pepper.
Step 5: Roast your grapes at 425℉ for 10-15 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the grape skin becomes crisp and the cheese is melty.
How to Assemble a Burrata Board
Step 1: While your grapes are roasting, place the burrata balls on your board. When the grapes are done roasting, transfer the clusters from the baking sheet to the same board with the burrata cheese.
Step 2: Garnish with the fresh grape halves and thyme sprigs, and drizzle the burrata and grapes with store-bought balsamic glaze. Serve warm, and savor every decadent bite!
How to Select Grapes
To get a delicious and sweet roasted grape, it all starts with the quality of the grapes you use. Premium AUTUMNCRISP® grapes should be firm when you gently squeeze with your index finger and thumb and should be a beautiful, milky green, not dark in color. Firm grapes are sweeter, while soft grapes are sour with a fermented taste.
The next thing to look at is the stem. The stem should be green and flexible, with the grapes firmly attached. You should be able to gently tug on each grape without it detaching. If the stem is brown and brittle, look for another batch of grapes.
How to Store Leftover Burrata Board Ingredients
If you have any leftover roasted grapes or burrata cheese from your board, store them in the fridge for up to three days. The bread is best stored in an air-tight container at room temperature so it’s not exposed to moisture from the fridge, causing it to harden and become moldy.
When you’re ready to eat your leftovers, reheat your grapes in the oven at 350℉ for 10-15 minutes. Feel free to add your burrata when reheating or let it sit out for 30 minutes before adding it to your board.
Why We Love Sun World
Sun World grows a variety of red, green, and black (deep purple) grapes. They have a global team of geneticists, plant growers, researchers, and technicians who help them grow grapes to sustainably increase the quality and production of your grapes.
Each person at Sun World had a part in creating their vision and values, so everyone, at every step, is passionate about the grapes that you and your family consume. And you can taste it.
Look for the AUTUMNCRISP® and Sun World logos when you make your roasted grapes for your burrata board.
More Board Ideas
- Holiday Snack Boards — cozy and creative holiday drinks and dishes
- Christmas Charcuterie Board — veggies in the shape of a Christmas tree
- Wedge Salad Board — the salad version of a charcuterie board
- Bloody Mary Bar — great for entertaining and incorporating fresh veggies
Burrata Board with Roasted Grapes
- Board or serving platter
- 1-1 1/2 lbs AUTUMNCRISP® grapes to roast
- 1/2 fresh AUTUMNCRISP® grapes halved for garnish
- 5 sprigs thyme additional for garnish
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- garnish: balsamic glaze
- 2 small baguettes thin slices
- Preheat the oven to 425℉.
- Use kitchen scissors to separate the grapes into small clusters. Then, arrange the grape cluster in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Top with sprigs of fresh thyme.
- Drizzle the grapes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast the grapes for 10-15 minutes until the skin becomes crisp.
- Place the balls of burrata cheese and roasted grape clusters onto a board or serving platter.
- Garnish with halved AUTUMNCRISP® grapes and thyme, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Arrange the sliced baguette onto the board and serve!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.