Grapes are a fruit that is nowhere near as common in desserts in comparison to fruits such as apples, strawberries, and bananas, to name a few.
However, there is a lot that you can do with the humble grape, with a wide range of desserts able to be created with the fruit.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at twenty three particularly noteworthy desserts that feature grapes that are not only delicious but also easy and simple enough to make for yourself at home. Let’s get started.
Tarts are a popular choice when it comes to grape desserts, and this roasted grape tart is a flavorful choice that features layers of grapes that cover a layer of sweet and luscious mascarpone cream.
The grape and mascarpone cream layers cover a pecan and brown sugar crust base.
The crunchiness of the crust combines beautifully with the juicy, crispness of the grapes and the smoothness of the mascarpone to create a dessert that has incredible texture as well as beautiful fruity, nutty and creamy flavors.
Apples are a fruit that works excellently with grapes, making for a fruity combination that is juicy, crispy, and crunchy all at once.
This is why apples and grapes are so popular to bring together in pies, as the taste can also create a particularly homely and comforting taste when encased in crispy pie pastry.
Use a combination of both black and red grapes in order to achieve a beautiful deep purple color for the apple and grape filling. This way, you can create a dessert that is visually appealing as well as delicious!
If you are looking for something simple, light and healthy when it comes to a dessert, then this grape dessert salad could be a perfect choice.
The recipe simply combines grapes with sour cream, cream cheese, and chopped walnuts along with brown sugar and vanilla extract to create a delicious dessert or snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty after eating it!
If you are a fan of grape soda, then this recipe for grape soda pop cupcakes is a grape dessert that you need to try!
The general base of the cupcakes are vanilla but the one and three quarter cups of grape soda that is used in the recipe gives it a fruity grape twist that works fantastically well with the creamy cupcake taste.
This next recipe is similar to the aforementioned roasted grape tart, but with the extra addition of almonds.
This makes all the difference to a grape tart, adding a burst of nuttiness that combines beautifully with the crispy juiciness of the grapes.
The grape and almond filling will require a cup of grapes and almond meal alongside honey, an egg, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract, whilst the crust of the tart will need allspice, ice water, flour, kosher sea salt, unsalted butter, and granulated sugar.
This grape galette is a delicious choice of grape dessert, featuring a golden brown and crispy crust that combines with the sweet, juicy grapes to create a taste sensation when you bite into it!
You don’t need that many ingredients to create this grape galette either, with the filling only needing grapes alongside cornstarch, vanilla extract, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Another super simple and easy grape dessert recipe, this is well suited for the summer due to the cool and light nature of the recipe.
A mixture of cream and grapes, this is the perfect treat to snack on when the weather is hot, and you need something light but sweet to tide you over.
As well as your grapes and cream, you’ll also need some vanilla ice cream, two egg whites, sugar, lemon juice, and powdered sugar to create this dish.
Cornmeal cake is a thick and delicious kind of cake that is well suited to include all sorts of fruits, including grapes.
This rustic and beautifully simple recipe uses juicy and tasty Concord grapes to create a subtle and delicate sweetness, which blends well with the dense nature of the cornmeal crumb.
The nuttiness of the olive oil adds another layer of flavor to the recipe.
For a cheesecake that is as visually appealing as it is delicious, then this no-bake grape cheesecake is the perfect choice for you.
This cheesecake has an amazing look to it, with a light purple, marble-like top thanks to the mirror glaze frosting.
The cheesecake is also fantastically tasty too, with a light, grape flavor that comes from the use of grape jelly.
As well as that aforementioned grape jelly, the filling of the cheesecake will also require sour cream, heavy cream, unflavored gelatin, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, cold water, purple food coloring, and vanilla extract.
Add some sparkling wine extract for a little bit of an alcoholic kick to your grape cheesecake!
These Sour Patch grapes are a great choice of dessert for kids or for adults who are fans of Sour Patch candy!
Not only do these sweet treats only need a few ingredients- those being red or green grapes and a box of Jello powder-, but they are also incredibly easy to make.
All you need to do is remove the stems from your grapes, wash them, and then pour your Jello powder into a bowl. When the grapes are still wet, roll them into the Jello powder, which should stick to the grapes.
Put the powder-covered grapes on a cooling rack on a baking sheet in the fridge to dry for at least an hour, and then you are ready to enjoy your Sour Patch grape treats!
11. Grape Popsicles
This grape dessert recipe is also well suited for the hot weather, as well as incredibly easy to make.
There is nothing better than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day, and grape popsicles are a great choice due to the refreshing nature of grapes in general.
As well as being a quick and easy grape dessert, they are also vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.
12. Grape Sorbet
Refreshing, delicious and the perfect treat for a summers day, this grape sorbet is a grape dessert that you hbvae to try if you are a fan of the fruit.
You will only need three ingredients to make this sorbet, those being green grapes, a lemon- for the zest and for the juice- and either honey or sugar for a burst of sweetness.
All you need to do is freeze your grapes and blend all the ingredients once they are frozen and its ready to eat.
13. Grape Clafoutis
The French dessert that is clafoutis traditionally uses black cherries in its recipe, but this particular take on the dessert utilizes grapes to create a delicious and unique version of the clafoutis.
The thick, flan-like batter of this clafoutis has a delicious and soft texture, which combines beautifully with the juicy crispiness of the grapes.
There are plenty of delicious recipes for moist and mouthwatering grape cake as a dessert, too, such as this Italian purple grape cake recipe.
This cake is often paired with Vin Santo, which is an Italian wine known for its aromatic, smooth, and rich flavors.
Along with purple grapes, you’ll need orange and lemon zest, vanilla extract, milk, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, melted, unsalted butter, and extra virgin olive oil to create your fresh grape cake.
Panna cotta is a deliciously creamy dessert that is made all the more incredibly delicious when paired with grapes, such as in this black and green grape panna cotta.
Featuring multiple layers and using both green and black grapes, this panna cotta is another light choice of dessert that is perfect for the warm weather.
There are three different layers to this dessert, the green grape layer, the black grape layer, and the vanilla panna cotta layer.
For the green grape layer, you’ll need green grapes, green grape juice, water, unflavored gelatin, and caster sugar.
The black grape layer will require black grapes, black grape juice, unflavored gelatin, water, and caster sugar.
The vanilla panna cotta layer will need milk, unflavored gelatin, water, fresh cream, and vanilla extract. Add some fresh grapes to the top for your garnish, and voilà! You have a delicious, green and black grape panna cotta.
Grape and coconut are a match made in flavor heaven, and these coconut and grape jam bars are the perfect way to bring the flavors together in a delicious dessert.
The crunchiness and nutty flavor of the coconut combined with the smooth, sweet grape jam and the fluffy crust of the bars make for a simple and super sweet treat with a great combination of textures.
Much like the other grape cakes that we have discussed on this list, this Italian-style dessert combines grapes with olive oil along with hints of citrus and vanilla to create a deliciously thick and crusty cake.
The cake is studded with red grapes and is called a “harvest cake” due to traditionally being baked during the grape harvest season in Italy so that any grapes that are too small or imperfect to go through the pressing process can be used effectively.
Keeping with the theme of Italian grape cakes, this next cake is one that utilizes the aforementioned aromatic Italian wine Vin Santo.
This is a cake that is an excellent choice when it comes to a sophisticated, grown-up dessert thanks to the use of that Vin Santo.
Flavor-wise, the cake features a sweet and crispy crust along with a zesty taste with some added sweetness thanks to the grapes.
To make your own grape and Vin Santo cake, you will need some Vin Santo and seedless red grapes along with baking soda, baking powder, salt, all-purpose flour, orange zest, unsalted butter, two large eggs, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar.
Another recipe that combines grapes with apples, this apple-grape galette has a natural sweetness, a light spice to the taste- thanks to the use of cinnamon and allspice- and features a flaky, crumbly crust.
This crust combined with the sweet and soft apple and grape filling makes for a texture and taste similar to that of a classical fruit pie.
If you are looking for a grape dessert that is both gluten-free and vegan-friendly, then this fresh red grape cake is the perfect recipe for you to try out!
The juiciness of the baked grapes increases the moistness of the cake whilst also adding a needed burst of sweetness.
That being said, you can alter the sweetness levels by changing the amount of homemade grape syrup that you pour over the cake.
21. Grape Pie
We all know about the home comforts of apple pie, peach pie, and even strawberry pie, but grape pie is a much-overlooked fruit pie dessert that can be an incredibly delicious treat.
The crispy top of the pie combined with the juiciness of the grapes makes for the perfect balance of textures and flavors.
Once you have made this recipe, you are sure to add the grape pie to your favorite fruit dessert pies!
With a sweet and buttery crust topped off with creamy custard and chopped, juicy grapes, this tart is a must eat for grape fans.
The combination of sweet custard with grapes makes for a match made in heaven flavor wise, whilst the crust offers a crunchiness to finish off the dish.
Another healthy yet delicious grape dessert that doesn’t need that many ingredients- and is pretty easy to make-, this jeweled grape terrine is an excellent grape dessert for the health conscious.
If you are thinking of making the fanciest kind of grape jello possible, then this terrine is definitely the dessert choice for you.
However, the use of wine in the recipe (the grapes are suspended in a light wine gel) makes it an adult dessert that you should avoid giving to kids!
Frequently Asked Question
Other fruits such as apples, strawberries and cherries to name a few tend to be more popular than grapes simply because of how many established desserts are already made with those kinds of fruits.
That isnt to say that you cant swap out these fruits with grapes, but they are somewhat overlooked when it comes to fruit desserts.
Hopefully this list has shown that there is so much that you can do with grapes to create some delicious dessert choices!
So there you have twenty three delicious grape dessert recipes that you can make for yourself at home right now!
Grapes are such an underrated choice of fruit, but they are highly versatile when it comes to the kinds of desserts that you can create with them, as shown by the wide range of desserts that you can see on this list.
Whether you prefer pies, cakes, or anything in between, you are sure to find the grape dessert that suits you best with our extensive selection of grape dessert recipes.