20 Delicious Ways to Cook With Grapes This Fall
Whether they're spread over toast (you might want to try our recipe for classic Concord Grape Jam) or served alongside a nice cut of meat (like in this Seared Hanger Steak with Braised Greens and Grapes recipe), grapes are actually an incredibly versatile fruit. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find a new favorite in our collection of delicious grape recipes.
Seared Hanger Steak with Braised Greens and Grapes
This recipe calls for Swamp Pop Noble Cane Cola, but Dr Pepper has a similar spicy and moderately sweet flavor and will work fine. Collard greens have been an important part of the Southern cuisine for generations, and they are an integral part of this recipe. A cast iron skillet is ideal for grilling steaks, so be sure to keep yours in tip-top shape.
Roasted Grape, Apple, and Cranberry Sauce
Roasted grapes—especially black grapes—are super sweet and slightly tannic, with a concentrated fruit flavor. They help balance the tangy, astringent quality of the cranberries, allowing you to use less added sugar.
Seared Chicken with Shallots and Grapes
This rustic skillet supper is the ultimate company-worthy comfort food. Juicy, antioxidant-rich red grapes combine with shallots, vinegar, and cardamom to yield an intriguing balance of tart and sweet flavors.
Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Wheat Berry Bowl
Save time in the morning by prepping the batch of perfect wheat berries and the grapes the night before. You can store the grapes in a microwave-safe container in the fridge. When ready to use, microwave grapes for 30 to 45 seconds before spooning them over your grains.
Roasted Grape and Ricotta Toasts
As easy to eat as they are to whip up in a just a few minutes, these minimal toasts are the perfect party finger food.
Juicy and pleasantly plump, grapes are at their peak now. This versatile fruit also packs a healthy punch: Black and red grapes are rich in anthocyanins--powerful antioxidants that may lower your risk of heart disease and cancer and boost brain power. By adding the kombucha last, we preserve its carbonation, making for a crisp and refreshing cocktail.
Rosemary Focaccia with Stewed Grapes and Olives
Making your own bread at home might sound intimidating, but this simple Rosemary Focaccia recipe will turn you into a full-time bread-baker. Even though the homemade dough needs time to rise, this bread recipe isn’t extremely time-intensive, especially for how decadent it tastes.
Stewed Grapes and Olives
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Grape and Cucumber Gazpacho
This riff on Spain's classic tangy-sweet "white" gazpacho is made with Persian cucumbers, which are tender enough to use peel and all. (If you can't find them, substitute peeled English cucumbers.) The drizzle of olive oil at the end brings the flavors together, so use the best oil in your pantry.
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Use both mayonnaise and sour cream to add creaminess to this classic chicken salad, which features grapes, pecans, and chopped celery for a nice mixture of sweet-and-salty crunch. This simple chicken recipe is perfect for entertaining or for those busy weekday lunches.
Take a break from traditional holiday pies and try this grape tart instead. The grapes become tender and intensely juicy in the oven. Floral, slightly bitter marmalade helps to bind the filling and balance the fruit. Let the galette sit at room temperature while you complete your holiday prep so the juices can thicken. Warm in a 300°F oven for 10 minutes before serving.
Roasted Cranberries and Grapes with Rosemary
From the Kitchen of…Katie Barreira, Test Kitchen Director
"Since the ladies in my family are fabulous cooks, the offerings haven't changed much over the years--and everyone is quite happy about that. When I came home from culinary school with ideas about how to shake up the menu, my assault on tradition was not met with enthusiasm. So I started small, with the cranberry sauce."
Black grapes have thicker skins than red grapes, and they'll hold up better under the broiler.
Red Grape & Tuna Salad Pita
Tuna is a rich source of metabolism-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Add that to the MUFAs in the almonds and the Resistant Starch in the pita, and you've tripled the boost to your metabolism.
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
If you're a broccoli salad fan, you'll love the combination of these colorful ingredients. Cook the pasta al dente so it's firm enough to hold its own when tossed with the tangy-sweet salad dressing.
Use these video tips for getting pasta just right every time.
Our grape granita has soft ice crystals that melt in your mouth, leaving a hint of orange and spice lingering on your tongue.
Roasted Grape and Pear Kuchen
Fruit paired with cake is a magical thing, to say the least. Kuchen, traditional German yeast cake, is typically adorned with a variety of crunchy nuts, tart fruits, and creamy cheeses. A slice of this southern inspired sweet treat will have you reaching for another!
Concord Grape Jelly
When you have an abundance of juicy sweet Concord grapes, this superb jelly is quick to make and sings of grape flavor.
Red Grape Sorbet
Red grape juice, like red wine, may offer protection from heart disease because of a compound in the skins of red grapes.
One cup of raspberries gives you half a day's dose of vitamin C and about a third of your daily fiber so fill up a tall glass of this Raspberry-Grape Smoothie and drink to your health.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Turkish Grape Sauce
Chef Burak Epir of Pilita Grill restaurant in San Carlos, California, serves this Turkish-style sauce over lamb meatballs skewered with chunks of eggplant. We've grilled lamb chops instead, for a faster but equally delicious version.