Ready for the easiest appetizer of all times that looks very classy and has a great story? Behold:
The Spanish eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's to bring luck. The goal is to consume all grapes before the last stroke of the clock. Each grape represents one month, and if a grape is sour, that means there is a chance of that month being a bit rough.
Let's make sure we have no sour months. Roasting grapes will bring out the sugar! Cut them into sprigs of 12 for your guests and serve right before midnight with a slice of brie and some crackers. The flavor actually morphs into an apple-like sweetness.
Red grapes, thoroughly washed and cut into 8 sprigs of 12, dried on paper towels
Olive oil spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place dry grape sprigs onto parchment paper, then lightly mist with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
Place baking sheets into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until skins are slightly crisp but insides are still juicy. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly prior to serving.
Place each sprig onto a small plate with cheese and crackers (if desired). Serve a few minutes prior to midnight (with instructions for consumption).
Nutrition Info per 1 serving grapes: 24 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0.2 g protein, 4.7 g carbohydrates, 0.3 g fiber