Honey Roasted Grape Mascarpone French Toast Crostini


  • 2 pounds red and white seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a few pinches more for finishing
  • 12 slices baguette or french bread about 1/2 -3/4 inch thick
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Combine grapes, olive oil, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. Spread out in an even layer on a parchment covered baking sheet
  4. Roast 10 - 12 minutes, until some of the grapes begin to burst and the juices run out, careful not to burn the juices
  5. Reduce heat to 200
  6. Heat a griddle to 400 or a skillet on the stove to high
  7. Whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla bean paste
  8. Soak the pieces of bread in the egg mixture and transfer to griddle or skillet, cook 3-4 minutes each side, working in batches and move them to a foil or parchment lined baking sheet into the 200 degree oven to keep warm
  9. Divide marscapone evenly among the cooked french toast slices, spoon a few grapes with juice on top, then almond slices and a pinch of salt
  10. Serve immediately