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Concord Grape Recipes That Prove This Fall Fruit Is Like Nothing Else

This fruit is sweet than candy.

Concord grapes are not like other grapes. Sure, they look the same. But once you take a bite out of one, the difference becomes instantly clear. Their natural flavor is as sweet as candy -- no exaggeration -- which is why they're often used to make candies, among other things like juices, jellies, pies and more. Because of their sweetness, they make a great addition to any dessert -- and can make a nice complement to savory dishes too.

Named after Concord, Massachusetts, where they were developed in the 1800s, Concord grapes are grown mainly for jelly and juice. While they're rarely sold in supermarkets, and their season is short, you may get lucky right around now if you check the farmers market. If you happen to come across a bag, be sure to buy two. Their unique sweetness will overwhelm you, and you'll want to try them out in everything. Here are 21 ideas to spark your imagination:

1
Tahini Concord Grape Thumbprint Cookies
A Cozy Kitchen
2
Concord Grape Jam
Sara Remington
Get the Concord Grape Jam recipe from The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
3
Concord Grape And Lemon Soda
Jennifer Causey
Get the Concord Grape And Lemon Soda recipe by Merrill Stubbs via Food52
4
Concord Grape Blueberry Snow Cone
Jennifer Iserloh
Get the Concord Grape Blueberry Snow Cone recipe from Jennifer Iserloh
5
Peanut Butter Ice Cream With Concord Grape Coulis
Linda Xiao
6
Concord Grape And Rosemary Focaccia
Kitchen Heal Soul
Get the Concord Grape And Rosemary Focaccia recipe from Kitchen Heal Soul
7
Concord Grape Balsamic Shrub
documentngdinnr
Get the Concord Grape Balsamic Shrub recipe by documentngdinnr via Food52
8
Concord Grape Crumble Pie
My Man's Belly
Get the Concord Grape Crumble Pie recipe by My Man's Belly
9
Concord Grape Jelly
Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio
Get the Concord Grape Jelly recipe by eatboutique via Food52
10
Concord Grape Almond Cake
Tasty Plan
Get the Concord Grape Almond Cake recipe by Tasty Plan
11
Concord Grape Muffins
Sassy Radish
Get the Concord Grape Muffins recipe by Sassy Radish
12
Concord Grape Sorbet
Food52
Get the Concord Grape Sorbet recipe by zahavah from Food52
13
Roasted Figs With Concord Grape Sauce
Jennifer Iserloh
14
Spiced Concord Grape Ice Cream
Very Small Anna
Get the Spiced Concord Grape Ice Cream recipe by Very Small Anna
15
Concord Grape Jam And Concord Grape Hand Pies
Apt. 2B Baking Co.
16
Concord Grape Smash
Food52
Get the Concord Grape Smash recipe by Erik Lombardo from Food52
17
Tomato And Concord Grape Tart With A Cornmeal Black Pepper Crust
Food52
18
Concord Grape Tart With Almond Crust
A Brown Table
Get the Concord Grape Tart With Almond Crust recipe from A Brown Table
19
Fruit Tartlet With Shortcrust Shell
Verses From My Kitchen
Get the Fruit Tartlet With Shortcrust Shell recipe from Verses From My Kitchen
20
Homemade Concord Grape Fruit Leather
Herb And Gardener
Get the Homemade Concord Grape Fruit Leather recipe from Herb And Gardener
21
Grape Focaccia (Schiacciata all'uva)
Food52
Get the Grape Focaccia (Schiacciata all'uva) recipe by Emiko from Food52

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