Grape wine in sweet and savory recipes. Which one will you choose?

There are never enough grapes. A lot is used to make a popular alcoholic drink.

But what about trying juice, for example?

Or would you prefer cake or jam?

Get inspired by our 5 recipes with grape wine.

Bubble wine with grape wine

Bublanina is a light, sweet bun, which goes well with the sour taste of wine, the flavors are balanced and a great summer delicacy is created, as we know it from our grandmothers.


  • grapes
  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g of granulated sugar
  • 300 g semi-coarse flour
  • 100 ml of oil
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water
  • pinch of salt
  • a pinch of lemon zest


  1. Beat the eggs with sugar, water and vanilla sugar until fluffy.
  2. We add the loose ingredients and continue to beat until we have a smooth dough.
  3. Watch out for the lemon peel, it can create a slightly unpleasant flavor accent for some.
  4. Pour the dough onto a greased or lined tray with baking paper and add grapes (whole or halves).
  5. Don’t overdo it too much so that your bubble wrap is nicely cooked.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Sliced bubble wrap with fruit on a large tray.

Do you have any other fruit left at home and you don’t know what to do with it? Check out our recipes for bublanin 6x differently .

Italian grape pie

Torta Bertolina is a traditional Italian cake prepared in autumn. This is a fragrant and delicious delicacy that will leave you licking your fingers!


  • 500 g of red grapes
  • 90 g room temperature butter
  • 100 g of cane sugar plus 2 tablespoons for the grapes
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 60 ml milk at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour plus 1 tablespoon for grapes
  • 16 g of baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. Wash the grapes gently, separate them without damaging them and place them on a clean cloth to dry.
  2. Sift the flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl.
  3. Add butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and process with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes on low, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. While mixing, add the egg and vanilla one at a time and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add a little milk, part of the flour mixture, then the rest of the milk and finally the rest of the flour mixture.
  6. Mix everything.
  7. Grease a 20 cm cake tin with butter and line it with baking paper.
  8. In a bowl, mix the grapes with 1 small spoonful of flour.
  9. Pour half of the batter into the mold and smooth it out.
  10. Spread half of the grapes on the dough.
  11. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cane sugar.
  12. Then cover the grapes with the remaining dough and smooth with a clean, wet spoon.
  13. Place the remaining grapes on the surface and sprinkle with the last spoonful of cane sugar.
  14. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 55-60 minutes, checking it after the first 35-40 minutes.
  15. The cake is ready when the skewer inserted into it after removing it is dry.
  16. If the top browns quickly, cover it with foil.
  17. Once the cake is ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes.
  18. You can then remove it from the mold and let it cool completely.
  19. Once the cake is cold, serve.
Cake with grapes on a stand.

The sweet grape cake goes well with a cup of coffee. See what kind of coffee the capsule coffee machines make from our rating .

Grape marmalade

Grape marmalade is not completely typical, but you will definitely love its taste on pancakes, fritters or just on bread with butter or ham.


  • 1 kilo of grapes (color variant of your choice)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • pinch of salt  


  1. First, clean and wash the grapes thoroughly and put them in a pot together with water.
  2. Let it bubble under the lid for about 10 minutes, then uncover and stir for about 20 minutes, until the juice has reduced a bit.
  3. The next step is blending the grapes, it is also possible to sieve them and strain them through a cheesecloth. If you want marmalade with chunks, there is no need to mix.
  4. Return the mixture to the pot and pour in the sugar and salt.
  5. Allow to bubble while stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to gel.
  6. You can find out when the marmalade is ready to fill the jars with a simple test – drop a little of the mixture on a plate and see if it hardens.
  7. If so, you can fill the glasses.
  8. While still hot, turn them upside down for a moment to catch the lid, then you can turn them back over.
  9. If not, you’ll just have marmalade stuck to the lid.
Red grape marmalade in a glass next to a plate with bread with marmalade and a knife.

Try our recipes for jams from sea buckthorn, rosehip, cherry and many others. You will definitely enjoy it!

Canapés with grape wine

Let’s tease our taste buds with something a little different, maybe a little unconventional for us, and that is crostini.


  • 500 g of grapes
  • spoon of olive oil
  • 1 French baguette
  • 200 g of blue cheese (according to your taste)
  • a little honey


  1. Cut the baguette into thin slices and bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the grapes in half, mix them with olive oil and put them in the oven on a baking sheet at the same temperature, but let them bake for about 20 minutes, until they soften and start to brown around the edges.
  3. Finally, layer the baguette slices with cooled grapes, cheese and drizzle with a little honey.
Bread with cheese, grapes and honey.

Grape juice

Grape juice is the perfect way to get the necessary dose of vitamins into your body and refresh yourself.


  • grapes
  • water
  • sugar

We don’t specify the amount on purpose because it’s up to you how much juice you want and if you add sugar at all.


  1. Put the washed and cleaned grapes in a pot and add water so that all the balls are submerged.
  2. Bring them to a boil and then lower the heat and let them steep for about 10 minutes until they crackle and the water changes color.
  3. The next step involves straining the juice. You can also strain everything (including the rest after straining) through cheesecloth and leave it to drain overnight.
  4. If you want to add sugar, pour the juice into a saucepan, add the sugar and stir over a low heat until it all dissolves. Otherwise, skip this step.
  5. You can store the finished grape juice in a container in the refrigerator, can it or even freeze it. It’s great as is or diluted with sparkling water.
Glass with grape juice and ice on cutting board, lined with red grapes.

Health benefits of grape wine

  • Relatively high content of vitamin C and group B vitamins .
  • Among the minerals, the content of iron, magnesium and potassium in grape wine is important, which supports heart activity.
  • Other minerals, fiber and glucose and fructose will also help us reduce some of the adverse manifestations of the disease, gain energy and support our health.

And what do you prefer to prepare from grapes? We will be curious to hear your answers in the comments!

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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