What to do with concord grapes?

I received a large bunch of concord grapes in my csa. Can I bake or cook anything interesting with them?

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maryvelasquez
maryvelasquez September 19, 2012

I made ice pops with the concord grapes from the farmers' market. They were delicious! So grapey. I used the recipe from the People's Pops cookbook. Basically purée th whole grapes with a food processor, pour through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds and skins from the juice, then add simple syrup and lemon juice to taste. Freeze in Popsicle molds.

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cookinginvictoria
cookinginvictoria September 20, 2012

We always have lots of Concord grapes in ouir garden in the fall. I make several batches of Jennifer Perillo's Concord Grape muffins. They are delicious and freeze well. http://www.injennieskitchen.com/2010/09/concord-grape-muffins.html Merrill's Concord Grape and Lemon Soda is also very good. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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Sam1148
Sam1148 September 20, 2012

Make these...Trust me...they're soooo good. Meat balls with fried grapes..yogurt sauce mint..

Yeah the Concord might be a little departure with the seeds. But still worth it.


http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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Dona
Dona September 20, 2012

I've made this, its sooo good.
http://smittenkitchen.com...

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Maedl
Maedl September 20, 2012

I second the motion on grape foxaccia. I love that!

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noir2012
noir2012 September 20, 2012

If you have a TON, a steamer/juicer, and the ability to can, you can make grape juice and grape jelly. I just made both, and the jelly is like crack.

Here is a basic, and very rough, recipe.

Grape juice:

Concord grapes
sugar
water

Fill bottom of steamer/juicer with some water. Fill steamer basket with grapes. Pour a little sugar on top (I'd say about 1/2 cup) so that grapes will pop and juices will flow. Place steamer/juicer on stove and set stove to high. Allow water to boil and grapes to juice. Fill jars with juice, according to whatever canning method you prefer and to however your juicer/steamer works.

Grape Jelly

3 cups grape juice
3 cups sugar
1 packet certo liquid pectin.

Place grape juice and sugar in LARGE, TALL stock pot (this stuff boils very high, so I would try an 8 qt pot if you have one). Bring to boil. Boil for about 3 minutes. Add pectin, and bring to boil again. Fill jars according to your preferred canning method. Let cool. Eat/Inhale. If too runny, place sealed cans in boiling hot water path for 5 minutes.

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Pegeen
Pegeen September 20, 2012

Wonderful for a chutney.

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la domestique
la domestique September 21, 2012

I agree with Maedl and Dona that concord grape focaccia is delicious. Melissa Clark's is great, and I made a honey wheat and rosemary concord grape focaccia just this week:
http://www.ladomestique.com/2012/09/20/honey-wheat-grape-focaccia-with-rosemary/

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks September 27, 2012

luv concord grape pie
http://food52.com/recipes...
this is my own recipe but it's good

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