Monday, November 10, 2014

Brandied Grapes with Cheese

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes.

Carolina Apple Sidecar from Think Fruitful
Krupnikas Ginger from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.

Cured Meat Platter from Wit Wisdom and Food
Brandied Grapes with Cheese from Glamour Girl Gourmet
Maple Pecan Baked Brie from My Cooking Spot
Sassy Salmon Dip from Betty Becca
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney from The Speckled Palate
Butternut Squash Crostini from Chez CateyLou
Creamy Wild Rice Soup from Hello Little Home
The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. Today's Courses include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and soup.  


Brandied Grapes with Cheese

Grapes (Seedless)
Cubed Cheddar Cheese
  • Soak grapes (fully submerged) in brandy for at least 6-8 hours.
  • Take grapes out of liquid and roll liberally in sugar to coat.
  • Once the grape is sugared, place on a skewer or fancy toothpick and place one cheese cube on the bottom so it can stand up.
  • Make sure you use good quality (drinking) brandy.
  • The longer you soak the grapes the more alcohol they will absorb. Try not to soak longer than 24 hours.
  • These are a great make ahead item. Just wrap them in plastic wrap and pop in the fridge.
We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!


  1. What a unique appetizer! I can't wait to try this:)

  2. This sounds delish! What a perfect combo of savory and sweet. Happy Blogsgiving!


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