Grape salsa

We love grapes—they add a pop of sweetness to salsas, salads, and pie fillings. Grape jam and juice are great for adding sweetness to dishes or making homemade soda. However you want to use the fruit, we’ve rounded up our favorite grape recipes.

Pies are a wonderful vehicle for many fruits, grapes included. Our grape pie recipe comes from Irene Bouchard, the so-called Grape Pie Queen of Naples, New York. The filling is dead-simple:grapes, sugar, butter, and a little tapioca for extra body. Grapes also can complement other fruits in pie fillings—in our plum pie, grape jelly amps up the flavor of the stone fruit.

Most home cooks wouldn’t think of making their own soda, but it’s fun and easy to make. Our Concord grape soda is a simple mixture of grape juice, water, and sugar. Champagne yeast carbonates the soda. For a more grown-up effervescent drink, try our Arbor Blush cocktail. To make it, grapes are muddled with Lillet Rosé and pisco, shaken, and topped off with sparkling rosé.

Grapes are a pleasant sweetness to savory dishes. Try making our grape focaccia from Abruzzo, Italy. The dough is studded with red and green grapes—they burst as it cooks, releasing their juices into the bread. Or use grapes in a light, refreshing salsa made with cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and honey. For a fancy appetizer, make goose liver terrines and top them with a grape gelée.

Find all these dishes and more in our collection of grape recipes.


Abruzzo-Style Grape Focaccia

Abruzzo-Style Grape Focaccia

Grape Salsa

Juicy red grapes are the star of a sweet and lightly spicy fresh salsa made with cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and honey.

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad, a classic department-store lunch item, gains richness from grapes, almonds, and a whipped cream dressing.

Concord Grape Soda

This sweet, fizzy Concord grape soda is set to bubbling with a purchased culture of champagne yeast, which gives it a pronounced effervescence.

Concord Grape Pie

This recipe comes from the so-called Grape Pie Queen of Naples, New York, Irene Bouchard. She started baking these sweet pies in the early ’70’s.

Arbor Blush

Pisco, the South American brandy made from grapes, adds a floral, citrusy kick to this sparkling cocktail made with Lillet Rosé and champagne.
A tart Concord grape gelee offsets the richness of these goose liver terrines.

Plum Pie

Grape jelly intensifies the flavor of ripe plums in this sweet-tart summer pie from Drummond Ranch pie contestant Tracy Harris.