Concord Grape Pie

Grape pie made with seedless Concord grapes is probably the best grape pie you will ever eat! This grape pie recipe requires a bit of extra time to make, because you will need to remove the seeds from the grapes, but when you take a bite of Concord grape pie, you'll realize that the extra work was worth it!

slice of Concord Grape Pie

 

Remember the concord grape tart that I made? Yeah, since it's pie season, I've now made a concord grape pie recipe.  I really truly can't get enough of this fruit pie. It's a little extra work to make, but so worth it. To everyone's surprise, I had vanilla ice cream on hand to throw on the top of the warm grape pie. This literally never happens, so it's a big deal and a proud day.

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This time around, I left the grape skins as they were when I separated them from the pulp. No processing. If you want to go ahead and chop those skins into bits, check out my concord grape tart recipe to see how it's done. I guess it's all in what texture you're going for. For me, I don't mind it either way. If I know it's something that my husband may be interested in eating, I would chop them.  So yeah, whatever you prefer. It won't make a difference in this grape pie recipe.

Concord Grape Pie

The grape pie stuck together nicely after being chilled. Sometimes, I like when a pie is juicy and all the goodies just pile out of it when it's cut. Most of the berry pies, for example, are awesome that way. But I really like Concord grape pie to sort of hold together. It doesn't leave the pie dry or tasting like a big gelled slice of cornstarch. Neither of those sound a bit appetizing and I wouldn't think of sharing something like that.

Concord Grape Pie baked in a white ceramic pie dish

I grabbed these grapes the last time I went to our local farmer's market. I didn't get to make one last trip before they closed for the season, which is disappointing for me and my son. The owners let the kids walk around their entire farm and visit all of the animals. Lucian goes crazy for any kind of animal which is good, considering he's been convinced since he was 3 that he wants to be a veterinarian. He has yet to realize that meat comes from animals. When that day comes, I'm pretty positive he'll be a vegetarian as well. Nothing wrong with that, we'll support whatever he's into.

Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grape Pie Recipe

A slice of blueberry pie on a plate with a glass of milk and Concord Grape Pie.

Concord Grape Pie

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 356 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • store-bought pie crust
  • 8 cups concord grapes
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup clear jel

Instructions

  • Using one large saucepan and a large bowl, separate the skins and pulp. Place the skins into the large bowl, and the pulp into the saucepan.
  • Heat the grape pulp over medium heat. Stir the pulp and let it boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Place a strainer on the bowl with the skins in. Push the pulp through to catch all the seeds. Discard the seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the sugar and clear jel.
  • Add 1 cup of the grape skins/pulp into the sugar and clear jel and continue whisking. This will help to avoid lumps into the mixture.
  • Pour the sugar mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the grape skins and pulp. Place over medium heat and give it a stir to incorporated the sugar mixture. Let the filling come up to a boil and stir often. As the mixture thickens, it will change from a pink, to light purple, and when it's ready it will be a deep purple. Boil for about 10 - 15 minutes until very thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from the heat and prepare pie crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roll out the prepared pie dough into a circle. Just eyeball your pie plate and the circle to see if you're close. That's my technique.
  • Once your circle is about the size you need, fold the dough in half and pick it up and place onto the pie plate. Unfold the dough and push the dough onto the bottom and sides.
  • Trim the edges. I cut them even with the edge of the pie plate using a knife.
  • Add the grape pie filling into the prepared crust. Spread it out evenly.
  • Repeat the rolling out with the top piece of dough.
  • In a small bowl, crack the egg and beat it. Using a pastry brush, rub the egg wash onto the bottom edge of the pie crust.
  • Lay the top layer of dough on. Cut some steam holes into the top layer. You can cut the steam holes before you place the dough on the pie or after. I do it after so I can keep them sort of centered.
  • With your forefinger and thumb, crimp the pie crust together. I usually form a "U" with my forefinger and thumb on the inside of the edge. With my other forefinger, I push the dough between my thumb and forefinger resting on the inside. (I hope this helps)
  • With the pastry brush, cover the top layer with the egg wash.
  • Place into the at 425 degrees for 20 minutes and then turn the heat down to 350 and bake another 40 minutes. The pie will be bubbly and brown.
  • Let cool and place into the fridge overnight. Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 2gSugar: 86gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 7.6mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.9mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)


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9 Comments

  1. Can you use seedless grapes? Also, the recipe says to separate the skins and pulp? How, exactly, do you do that? I've never cooked with grapes before, but I'm intrigued!

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Kathleen! Seedless grapes won't work as well as concord grapes which have a thicker skin and larger flesh than seedless. To separate the skin from the pulp of the grape, I simply grab the top of the grape and squeeze. The pulp pops right out of the bottom and you should have the skin left between your fingers. It is actually quite fun to "pop" each grape out of the skin! Hope you give the recipe a try.

  2. What a lovely pie! So glad you shared your recipe!

    Thank you for linking up at our Home Matters Link Party!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Randi 🙂

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  3. This is one gorgeous pie! I've actually never made a dessert with Concord grapes, can you believe it?! I need to add this one to my Must-Bake list.

  4. Hello Miranda! this pie really very adorable. Its color just amazing but very less ingredient. Kids are like this pie, so sweet your sharing.

  5. What a gorgeous pie Miranda!!! I never thought to make a grape pie. Yet. But I hope I do because yours is perfect! I'm glad Lucian loves animals and gets to visit them often at the farm. 🙂

  6. My husband loves concord grape pies. His mom would make them for him growing up. I have yet to make them--I need to change that!

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