Easy Grape and Rosemary Focaccia



It would be great if I had the time to make "real" focaccia bread, unfortunately my life is just too crammed with a million other activities at the moment.  However, this simplistic version of the classic Italian peasant bread comes together in an instant. 

This is wonderful finger food and a great party appetizer.  In the oven, the grapes become lightly roasted, soft and juicy.  The contrast of the salt and sweet really make this a winner.

Because you are using already prepared pizza dough, it takes no time at all to get this on the serving table.  Every Mom's dream!

Your friends and family will thank you!


Let pizza dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 12 x 8 inch rectangle.  If dough begins to pull back while rolling, let rest 5 minutes.  Really try to get it to the size indicated, otherwise your dough will be too thick.  It does take a little time and I had good luck using a rolling pin and my hands to stretch the dough.  You also do not want a real thick crust.

Transfer dough to a lightly greased baking sheet.  Using a fork, prick dough.  Cover; let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 450o F.  Brush dough with 1 Tablespoon of oil; sprinkle with salt and basil.


Arrange grapes on dough; sprinkle with rosemary and cheese.  Bake 20 minutes or until puffed and lightly brown.


Drizzle with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil.  To serve, cut into strips with a pizza cutter.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Easy Grape and Rosemary Focaccia

Recipe from: Inspired by Taste of Home | Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb refrigerated or thawed pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Romano cheese

Directions

  • Let pizza dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 12 x 8 inch rectangle. If dough begins to pull back while rolling, let rest 5 minutes. Really try to get it to the size indicated, otherwise your dough will be too thick. It does take a little time and I had good luck using a rolling pin and my hands to stretch the dough. You also do not want a real thick crust.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a fork, prick dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Brush dough with 1 Tablespoon of oil; sprinkle with salt and basil. Arrange grapes on dough; sprinkle with rosemary and cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until puffed and lightly brown. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil. To serve, cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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40 Comments

  1. Liz C. 2

    OMG! I would have never thought of this combination. Mmmmmrrrooowwwwwwww!

  2. Lynda 3

    This is almost too pretty to eat, but I’d love to have a huge piece right now. Delicious looking!

  3. Roasting grapes is something I never would have thought of. I *love* it!

  4. Paula 5

    Now this is a totally new recipe to me! The flavor combo’s have me intrigued — especially the sweet grapes and the pungent romano cheese combo. Can I have a slice?

  5. grace 6

    hey–no one in this chair is judging you for not making focaccia from scratch. this is just as good, if not better. lovely topping choices–i fully intend to start using grapes in more savory applications!

  6. Since we are both from wine-growing regions I would love to venture into the sweet and savoury realm with pizza!

  7. grapes on a pizza… I HAVE to try this soon, sounds wonderful!

  8. I would never think grapes would taste good on this, but I think I might have to try it!

  9. This sounds so great with the basil and rosemary!

  10. Lisa Sipple 11

    This sounds amazing and so easy to put together. Roasted grapes are the best!

  11. Wow! Beautiful picture! Grapes here are different, but I love grapes and cheese together. I will have to try this super easy focaccia.

  12. What a great combination. You should do a whole grape-themed section;)

  13. Katrina 14

    Ooh, that looks fantastic and I would have never thought of grapes–why not, we put pineapple on pizza! Happy Weekend, Cathy!

  14. Kristi K. 15

    Looks wonderful and grapes are on sale at my grocery store this week! Is that just 1 tbs of cheese, though? In the pix, it looks like much more.

  15. June 16

    Fabulous idea – I’ll be giving this a try with our afternoon libation! Hope you’re well and that planting’s going swimmingly …though I could have used a better word. Has the rain stopped?

  16. Laura 17

    OMG this is simply gorgeous. Copying and pasting into my to try files for sure…

  17. At first glance the grapes look like pepperoni LOL. Grapes is a new one to me, but sweet and savory is always a winning combo!

    Jenn

  18. Barbara 19

    Love this recipe! Nothing better than fresh rosemary with cheese and crunchy bread. I’ve seen grapes on a pizza before, but have never tried it. This looks delicious!

  19. noble pig 20

    Just 1 Tablespoon.

  20. noble pig 21

    Still raining…

  21. Bob 22

    Interesting. Not a combination I would have thought of, but I bet it’s tasty. I happen to have some pizza dough in the fridge and grapes that need to be used, I might make this for lunch tomorrow.

  22. It looks real enough to me!

  23. dawn 24

    Love this!! OMG!

  24. Steph 25

    Beautiful!! I am going to have to try this soon.

  25. Beautiful faccacia. I love the use of grapes.

  26. Lea Ann 27

    Beautiful! Gotta give this a try.

  27. Lena in VT 28

    Mae this last night for dinner and it was so GOOD!

  28. Mary 29

    This is a great secret weapon to file in the recipe box. It’s beautiful to look at and I’m sure delightful to eat. Thanks, Cathy. Have a fabulous weekend.

  29. Dirk in Maine 31

    Made it…t’was perfection!

  30. Marjie 32

    When you get the vineyard a little better under control, and have 15 minutes to spare, try my homemade focaccia recipe. It doesn’t take much longer than your pizza dough. I think I’ll try it with grapes on top next time.

  31. Hi, this is my first time on your site and it is so unbelievably yummy! Definitely will be back!

  32. Liz C. 34

    Wow! I would have never thought of this combination, but grapes are so healthy & delicious! Genius.

    Now I’m off to try & catch up on what I’ve missed….

  33. megan 35

    I’m having a BBQ in 2 weeks and this would be perfect. I might have to try it with a little blu cheese.

  34. Absolutely beautiful! Being that this has grapes, I bet even my picky little eater would love it!

  35. chellie 37

    I made this today and it was so delish!! thanks for sharing. I would have never thought to roast grapes, or put them on bread. Loved it!!! I’ll be sending ppl over from my blog. :-)

  36. Charles 38

    Love the idea of grapes with savory and your bread looks amazing. We did a recipe not long ago with chicken, grapes and capers. They do add an amazing zing to savory flavors. Thanks for posting this.

  37. Lisa 39

    This is a fun combination of flavors! What a fantastic idea for a quick snack or appetizer.

  38. Natalie 40

    Just made this last night, and it was delicious! It didn’t take very long to make and didn’t cause me any grief. We almost ate the entire thing between the two of us! Plus, the house smelled AMAZING the rest of the night. Definitely can’t wait to make this again. Thanks!