16 Creative Ways to Use a Bunch of Sweet-Tangy Grapes (2024)

There's more than just fruit salad.

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There's so much to love about a bunch of fresh grapes! Yes, they're a healthy snack that you can pop in your mouth for breakfast, lunch, or even dessert. But the thing about grapes is that they can also be transformed into so many other things. For starters, some varieties of grapes are used to make wine while others are perfect for that classic grape jelly. And to top it off, there are also tons of grape recipes that you can make right at home.

Here, we're sharing both sweet and savory creative ways to use grapes. You can toss them in a salad, pair them with a charcuterie board, or even stir them into your favorite sangria. Plus, they add a pop of sweetness to Ree Drummond's favorite chicken salad. Though peak season for grapes is from August through October, most of the time, you can find both red and green grapes at the supermarket year-round. That makes it easy to give these grape recipes a try! Kick things off with an old-school favorite like creamy grape salad that's perfect for potlucks. Or try something new with kid-friendly recipes or fruit desserts like fruit skewers that showcase a variety of fruits, including grapes. And did you know that you can roast grapes for a sweet and jammy topping to goat cheese crostini? All of these ideas will change the way you think about grapes.

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

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Here's a fun way to serve up fruit salad: Thread it onto portable skewers! The colorful assortment includes grapes, berries, kiwi, and tangerines. Plus, a rainbow sprinkle donut on the end for good measure.

Get the Rainbow Fruit Skewers recipe.

SHOP SKEWERS

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Waldorf Salad

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This classic salad is creamy, crunchy, and perfectly sweet. It looks so elegant when served up in lettuce cups, but you can also just scoop it into a bowl for the perfect picnic lunch.

Get the Waldorf Salad recipe.

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Chicken Pasta Salad

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This recipe combines two lunchtime favorites: pasta salad and chicken salad! The pop of sweetness from red grapes really makes it hit the spot.

Get the Chicken Pasta Salad recipe.

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Charcuterie Board

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Grapes and cheese go hand-in-hand so it's no wonder the fruit is a classic addition to a cheese-filled charcuterie board. Add small bunches of grapes between piles of sliced meat and cheese for an easy yet elegant party starter.

Get the Charcuterie Board recipe.

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Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Vanilla Syrup

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This pretty pink and red fruit salad is made up of grapes, raspberries, strawberries, and grapefruit. But it's the sweet-tart syrup that really sets it apart.

Get Ree's Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Vanilla Syrup recipe.

SHOP BOWLS

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Chicken Salad

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There are so many different ways to make chicken salad, but Ree's version is both sweet and savory with plenty of fun mix-ins like crunchy celery, grapes, and slivered almonds.

Get Ree's Chicken Salad recipe.

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Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

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This fresh green salad has a pop of sweet flavor from blueberries, grapes, and strawberry vinaigrette. Oh, and the candied almonds are another sweet touch!

Get the Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad recipe.

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Red-and-Green Fruit Salad

This fruit salad uses not one but two types of grapes—both red and green! The festive colors and minty syrup make it perfect for a holiday brunch.

Get Ree's Red-and-Green Fruit Salad recipe.

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Roasted Grape and Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini

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You can take something as simple as roasting grapes and turn them into an elegant appetizer. Spoon the jammy fruit over toasted bread spread with whipped goat cheese, then finish with rosemary and a drizzle of hot honey.

Get the Roasted Grape and Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini recipe at Foodie Crush.

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Concord Grape Hand Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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This twist on pie à la mode (meaning with ice cream), starts with a homemade jam made with concord grapes. The mini jam-filled pies are then used to sandwich vanilla ice cream for a hand-held treat that anyone would love.

Get the Concord Grape Hand Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe at Mike Bakes NYC.

SHOP ICE CREAM SCOOPS

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Grape Salad

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A popular Midwestern favorite—this grape salad is creamy, sweet, and easy to make. Instead of the typical marshmallow cream, this version is made with healthier Greek yogurt.

Get the Grape Salad recipe at Well Plated by Erin.

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Vineyard Chicken

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This simple chicken dish becomes an elegant dinner thanks to shallots, thyme, and roasted grapes. It's practically begging to be served with a glass of red wine!

Get the Vineyard Chicken recipe at The Modern Proper.

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Prosecco Vodka Grapes

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These grapes are like a candy and a co*cktail all in one! The fruit is soaked in sparkling wine and vodka, then covered in a dusting of sweet sugar. You can serve them up chilled or even frozen!

Get the Prosecco Vodka Grapes recipe at Amanda's Cookin'.

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Rainbow Chicken Salad

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Add a pop of color to your table with this hearty salad made with seasoned chicken, grapes, blueberries, and tangy feta cheese. The honey-mustard dressing ties it all together.

Get the Rainbow Chicken Salad recipe at Pinch of Yum.

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Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes

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These bone-in pork chops are seasoned with garlic and herbs and finished with roasted grapes for a touch of sweetness. It's a satisfying fall dinner that looks elegant, too.

Get the Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops with Roasted Grapes recipe at Britney Breaks Bread.

SHOP SKILLETS

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Caramel Apple Grapes

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If you love caramel apples, then you'll simply adore this bite-sized twist. The green grapes are dipped in caramel and chopped peanuts for the cutest (and sweetest) fall snack.

Get the Caramel Apple Grapes recipe at The Domestic Rebel.

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