Roasted Grape and Ricotta Dip

This recipe for Roasted Grape and Ricotta Dip is the perfect savory appetizer dip served with baguette slices that will easily become a party favorite!

Overhead shot of roasted balsamic grapes & creamy lemon ricotta dip in a white dish.

Delicious + Savory Roasted Grape and Ricotta Dip

Isn’t it just the best time of year?  The lights, the music, the family and friends, the vacation time (yippee!), the snow (it’s a delicate relationship) and lots of food.

Lots and lots of food, you guys.

Which, clearly, is okay with me.  I try not to overdo it with the sweets, but I am a sucker for delicious appetizers and savory dishes.  

Today’s recipe is one of those appetizers that becomes a main dish because I can’t stop eating it.  

And here’s why:

  • Light, crispy baguette slices
  • Creamy, lemony ricotta and cream cheese mixture
  • Roasted, bursty red grapes soaked in balsamic and olive oil
  • Drizzled honey, crunchy walnuts and fresh, earthy thyme

Honestly… what’s not to love?

Roasted balsamic grapes & creamy lemon ricotta dip on a baguette slice with honey being drizzled on top.
Close-up shot of roasted balsamic grapes & creamy lemon ricotta dip.

This dip is really a must-try recipe!

So if you find me hanging out by the appetizer table, not talking to anyone and just filling my face, you know why.

P.S. if you haven’t tried roasting grapes, please do.  It’ll change your life!

P.S.S. Check out these other holiday-approved appetizers:

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Roasted Grape and Ricotta Dip

A delicious savory appetizer that’s easy to prepare & will be a party favorite during the holidays!

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds red grapes, halved
  • 2  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon each coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) block Neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese)
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub ricotta cheese
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 tablespooms honey
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss grapes with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, until grapes burst. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta and lemon zest. Spread evenly on a serving tray. Spoon roasted grape mixture over the ricotta mixture. Top with honey, walnuts and fresh thyme.
  4. Serve with toasted crostinis.

Notes

Cooking Tip: To make crostinis, thinly slice baguette using a sharp knife. Place on a baking sheet and toast in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 192 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 14 mg

Keywords: baked, easy, simple, holiday, seasonal, party recipe, entertaining

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