Juicy and sweet, roasted grapes, pair beautifully with fresh thyme in these soft, delicious Roasted Grape and Thyme Scones.
I love scones. I love eating them, of course, and they are one of my favorite things to bake. And, I love trying new combinations of ingredients for making scones.
When I came across the original version of this recipe for Roasted Grape and Thyme Scones in the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens, I knew I had to make them. I love fresh herbs in baked goods and thought the combination with roasted grapes sounded wonderful. Indeed it is.
I love roasting grapes, which caramelizes their sugars and brings out their juicy sweetness. So, even if you have a bunch of grapes that are on the tart and/or sour side, they will be delicious and sweet when roasted. Grapes that are already sweet on their own, are wonderful roasted too.
When I came across the original verison of this recipe for Roated Grape and Thyme Scones, I had a bunch of grapes in my refridgerator that were too tart and sour to enjoy on their own. I was already planning to roast them and was delighted to find a new recipe to incorporate them into.
The original recipe calls for rosemary, with thyme as a suggested alternative. As thyme is one of my favorite herbs and since I has some fresh thyme on hand, thyme was the way I chose to go.
These Roasted Grape and Thyme Scones turned out beautifully, the thyme complements the roasted grapes so nicely and the scones are soft and delicious.
These Roasted Grape and Thyme Scones are delicious for breakfast with a cup of coffee. They are also great as an afternoon snack along with a cup of tea. These pretty scones would also be a wonderful addition to a special brunch for Mother’s Day or any day.
What is your favorite scone ingredients combination? Please let me know in the comments below!