'grapes' on Serious Eats

Chilled Spanish White Gazpacho from 'Flour, Too'

Perfect for the hot summer months, gazpacho requires little more than a good blender and some patience during its chilling time. But it doesn't take many bowls of the tomato version to grow tired of slurping enriched vegetable juice. Enter white gazpacho. The Spanish blend of almonds and green grapes is an enlivening break from tomato. This recipe, from Joanne Chang's new cookbook Flour, Too, is a prime example—the fruit and nuts combine with crisp English cucumbers, bright cilantro, and a one-two punch of lime juice and sherry vinegar. More

Lamb Stew from 'Stewed'

Gently simmered lamb shoulder, port, and root vegetable stew tastes lamby but not gamey or chewy. The key is the sweet and savory undercurrent of wine, beef stock, tomatoes, and winter roots that runs beneath the flavor of the lamb. More

Melissa Clark's Seared Duck Breast with Garam Masala and Grapes

It'd be a shame to pass over a described as a "masterpiece." Full stop. In Secrets of the Best Chefs, Adam Roberts is totally enamored of Melissa Clark's recipe development process. And his adoration is most evident in his headnote to Clark's recipe for Seared Duck Breast with Garam Masala and Grapes. It's a relatively simple recipe (duck breast gets an hour-long rest with garam masala and salt before being seared, finished in the oven, and topped with a pan sauce of grapes, cinnamon, and balsamic vinegar) with show-stopping results. More

Pear and Concord Grape Pie

Tart Concord grapes and mild, sweet pears (Bosc or Bartlett are good varieties to use) work well together in this classic, deep dish style pie. Try your hand at lattice weaving, or go with a traditional double-crust version, either way, the results will be delicious. More

Concord Grape Jam

Homemade concord grape jam tastes nothing like sticky-sweet supermarket grape jelly. It has a deep, concentrated grape flavor, and is equally tart and sweet. A jar of this jam would make an excellent fall harvest-inspired gift. Try it sandwiched between peanut butter cookies or swirled into banana bread batter. More

Grape Galettes

Grapes make a wonderful pie filling that's too beautiful to hide under a top crust. Show off the colors of this fruit's short harvest season by baking local grapes into a rustic galette. This is a versatile recipe that yields either one large free-form galette, or ten mini galettes that are baked inside of 3 inch tart rings to reinforce the sides during the first part of baking. More

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