When summer comes to an end, it's always hard to say goodbye to the balmy nights, the bottles of crisp rosé, and the bounty of fresh summer produce, but there are plenty of new fruits and vegetables in season to get excited about this fall, like grapes. Spanning a one-pan meal brimming with autumnal flavors to a simple appetizer you'll want to make every night, these grape recipes will convince you to grab a cast-iron skillet, pre-heat your oven, and don your coziest sweater.
Keep scrolling for eight seasonal recipes starring fall's finest fresh fruit: grapes.
Braised Chicken Escabèche With Roasted Apples and Grapes
The Supporting Ingredient: The apples. When roasted, the sweet fall fruit releases its juices and bursts with autumnal flavor.
This one-pan dish is ready in under an hour, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
The Pro Tip: Let the chicken rest for five minutes before serving it, notes recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest, then drizzle sauce over it.
Baked Brie With Grape Chutney
The Recipe: Baked Brie With Grape Chutney
The Supporting Ingredient: The baked brie. Silky and creamy, it's the perfect cheese to pair with a spicy grape chutney.
The Pro Tip: Chutney is best enjoyed fresh, notes recipe creator Kankana of Playful Cooking, so she suggests making the dish in small batches for optimal results.
Cider Roasted Chicken With Goat Cheese and Grapes
The Supporting Ingredient: The reduced apple cider sauce gives the chicken that golden, mouthwateringly crispy skin.
The Pro Tip: Stuff the goat cheese under the skin of the chicken before roasting, advises recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. (Don't worry, this step isn't nearly as intimidating as it sounds.)
Cheese Board With Prosciutto, Olives, and Grapes
The Recipe: Cheese Board With Prosciutto, Olives, and Grapes
The Supporting Ingredient: The prosciutto. The salty, cured meat offers a palate-pleasing contrast to the sweet, juicy grapes.
The Pro Tip: "You can make a world-class cheese board in about 10 minutes; minimal effort is required," promises recipe creator Sarah of Broma Bakery.
Thyme Roasted Chicken With Grapes and Burrata
The Recipe: Thyme Roasted Chicken With Grapes and Burrata
The Supporting Ingredient: The fresh, creamy burrata balances out the rich, sweet flavor of the roasted grapes and the earthy, aromatic herbs.
The Pro Tip: The secret to keeping the chicken moist is braising it in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth, notes recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest.
Pomegranate Roasted Grape and Blue Cheese Bruschetta
The Supporting Ingredient: The blue cheese. Flavorful, creamy, and salty, it's wonderful when paired with sweet roasted grapes.
The Pro Tip: Top with sliced figs and peppery arugula before serving, suggests recipe creator Sarah of Stuck in the Kitchen.
Grilled Chicken Waldorf Salad
The Recipe: Grilled Chicken Waldorf Salad
The Supporting Ingredient: The candied walnuts lend a sweet and satisfying crunch to this updated take on a traditional Waldorf salad.
The Pro Tip: Whip up your own salad dressing rather than reaching for the store-bought variety, recommends recipe creator Natalie of The Modern Proper. This recipe only calls for only seven ingredients.
Stovetop Chicken With Red Wine, Grapes, and Caramelized Onions
The Recipe to Try: Stovetop Chicken With Red Wine, Grapes, and Caramelized Onions
The Supporting Ingredient: The caramelized onions take this dish to the next level. While they require a bit of time to make, they're well worth the extra effort.
The Pro Tip: Allow the chicken to marinate overnight seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper, and a few grated garlic cloves to maximize flavor, suggests recipe creator Kankana of Playful Cooking.