A little bit ago, I got on a serious fruit kick. And one day, I went to the grocery store and I swear I bought out their produce section.

Which led to a lot of very happy fruit consumption, but it also led to some fruit looking a little sad by the time I got around to it. These grapes were getting to that point. So I wanted to use them up quickly in a way that would let their flavor shine, but not necessarily in raw form (chicken salad with grapes and pecans, fruit salad, etc.). So I went a-googling, and came up with…grape pie?

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Iiiinteresting. Some of the reviews said that it tasted kind of like a tart cherry pie (yum!). So I figured I’d give it a go. I read about 10 different recipes, and picked one that sounded decent (and for which I had all the ingredients on hand).

So here it is. Start by making a flaky pastry pie crust (double crust). And preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wash your grapes, and if yours are getting iffy like mine were, pick out the ones that are getting wrinkly. ew. This is about 3 cups of grapes, maybe a bit more.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Chuck the grapes in a pot, and add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Stir it up, and let the water come to a boil. Dissolve all of the sugar.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Here’s where I think the recipe was mistaken… it said dissolve 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch in 1 cup of water. I did that and my filling was WAY too “juicy”. So next time, I think 1/4 cup of water would be fine for the cornstarch.

So, dissolve it.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Stir it up!

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

And dump in the cornstarch slurry. Sprinkle in some lemon juice too… about 1 Tablespoon (though I just squirted it).

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Once things start to look nice and thick, throw in a pat of butter. About a tablespoon or two.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Check out the cooked grape and its hot-pink sauce.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Spoon your filling into the pie crust.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

…until it’s full!

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

And top it off. This is my first attempt at lattice-ness… I didn’t worry about weaving it for real though. Just kind of stuck the strips on. Why not?

Though if you decide to top it conventionally, don’t forget to cut steam vents!

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

And bake it for 50-60 minutes.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Mmmmmmm….

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

See what I mean about the filling being too runny though? It would’ve been a perfect ice cream topper though!

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Mmm…. grape pie in its magenta juices.

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Ready to take a bite? I was!

How to make a pie crust and grape pie

Definitely something to repeat (with that minor change…trial and error, right?). Gawd, I love pie.

Grape Pie Recipe

  • 3 cups seedless grapes, washed and dried
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • Flaky pastry pie crust (double crust)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix grapes, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves.

Add corn starch slurry and lemon juice. Cook till thickened.

Add butter.

Fill crust, bake for 50-60 minutes.

10 Comments on Grape Pie – believe it or not!

  1. Susan says:

    I made this the first time with grapes that were a little too sour for eating fresh, and it was pretty good. A couple of days later I made it again using the rest of the bunch (about 2 cups) and about a cup & a half of assorted berries from the yard (mulberries, black raspberries, & blackberries). This combo made the best pie! It had a delicious berry flavor, but not too many seeds! I will use your grape pie recipe for all my berry pies in the future. Thanks!

  2. EandDlee says:

    this is the greatest pie for grapes, my hunband think it's a cross
    between cherry and plum Pie–Wonderful june 2010

  3. Diane says:

    This was the best pie for using grapes- my husband loved it
    He though it tst4d like a combination of cherry and plum.

  4. TN says:

    That looks yummy. I just read your pie crust recipe and I will be trying it as soon as my oven gets fixed.

    Just an FYI about grapes if you buy too many. After they have been washed and dried, freeze them. They make a nice refreshing treat when it’s hot out. When they thaw out in the refrigerator, you can’t even tell they were frozen.

  5. Holy moly! That looks scrumptious!

  6. Nisa says:

    Ooo! I like! I made a similar pie to this last Thanksgiving though instead of water I used the inexpensive blackberry merlot fromt he grocery store. I also threw in half a bag of frozen mixed berries I had in the freezer. It came out pretty nice, but I also had the too-runny issue.

  7. Who would have thought grapes + pie = yummy! It sure looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  8. carrie says:

    That does sound interesting! A great use of grapes making their way past their prime!

  9. Victoria says:

    Love this!! 🙂

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