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10 Grape Ways to Use this Sweet Fruit

February 26, 2020 | By: The Darling Dish

Our grape season is in full swing, and we have creative ways to enjoy these beyond just healthy snacking. You may be surprised by #7… 

Creative Uses for Grapes (Beyond Snacking)


  1. Decorate a Tablescape- setting a table doesn’t have to be expensive or fussy. Grapes are an easy, organic, and cost effective way to dress up your centerpiece. (Hack: use a cake stand to display to add height and “movement” with grapes draping over the edge)
  2. “Anchor” Your Cheese Board- use multicolor grapes as the base of your cheeseboard and fill in items around it!
  3. Freeze- make bite-sized “popsicles” in one easy step- stick a bag of grapes in the freezer overnight!
  4. Roast- toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 400 about 30 minutes until browned and caramelized. Add into salads or use to top pizza, meat, or fish.
  5. Compote- boil and simmer whole grapes with sugar, spices, salt, and lemon juice until mixture becomes thick and syrupy. Stir in a pat of butter at the end for an extra silky texture.  
  6. DIY Jam- puree grapes and bring to a moderate boil along with lemon juice and sugar to taste, stirring and skimming foam occasionally until pulp is broken down, about 20 minutes
  7. Pickle (yes, really!)- bring grapes, vinegar, water, sugar, and pickling spices to a boil for 1 minute and let cool completely before storing in a jar in the refrigerator. Let sit for a day before enjoying within a week.
  8. Salsa-fy- Grapes are a perfect addition to a sweet and savory salsa. Our favorite combination is grapes, avocado, pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, and lime!
  9. Juice- your favorite childhood drink with no added sugar!
  10. Dry- if you have a dehydrator, try making your own raisins for a fun DIY project 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy grapes? Share with us on social media and catch more grape inspiration coming at you over the next month!

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