Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At the Market:: Concord Grapes & Concord Grape Pie

As you might have noticed I took a little baking break, which was partially due what I mentioned in  yesterday's post. Sometimes I am just too tired.  But I am back today with my series At the Market where I am giddy with excitement because table grapes, in particularly concord grapes have arrived.  They actually came to the farmer's market that I frequent in the end of August, earlier than I expected so every Saturday since I have been buying them by the pound wondering just what to bake with them.  I settled on a Concord Grape Pie, a lip smackingly good pie that captures the essence of fall in just one bite. 

Concord Grape Pie

1 recipe pie crust
2 pounds concord grapes
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoons corn starch

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Separate the the skin from the pulp by gently cutting a slit in the grape.  Place skins into a bowl and place pulp into a heavy bottomed sauce pan.  Over medium heat cook until pulp has been broken down, this takes about 5 to 6 minutes.  Place a fine sieve over the skins and press pulp through strainer.  Mix with the skins to combine.  Discard seeds.  Combine sugar, lemon juice, salt and cornstarch, stir to combine.  Set aside. On a floured surface roll out pie crust and place into pie pan.  Poke holes in the bottom with a fork.  Pour grape mixture into pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until pie has set.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before serving. 

*Photography & Styling by Alison 


  1. Never tried a grape pie, but this looks scrumptious! Gorgeous photography, as always!

    The Style Scribe

  2. Ohhh, I've never had a grape pie before but the styling here is just so beautiful that you've convinced me it's a must-try!

  3. Pie was excellent - finished it last night - thanks.

  4. I've never thought to make a grape pie, but I love grapes so I think I would LOVE this. Looks delicious!! xo, Julie

  5. Aw, this looks gorgeous! Thanks for telling me about it! <3 Next time my mom is in the mood for making pie I'll suggest this, before grapes disappear!