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Ruby Grape Pie Recipe

My wife, Paula, and I produce red and green seedless table grapes on our 75-acre vineyard. Our crop is wonderful eaten out-of-hand or in salads. Paula also uses them in this unusual and tasty pie.—Salvage Island Farm, Fred Smeds, Reedley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 4 cups halved seedless red grapes (about 2 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine grapes, sugar and cinnamon; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Combine cornstarch, lemon juice and peel; stir into grape mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust. Pour grape mixture into crust. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. trim, seal and flute edges; cut slits in top. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° remove foil and bake 30-35 minutes longer or until the crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 400 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Texas Hill Country Tom
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"This is the second time I have made this. It is a knockout. For the top crust. I use phyllo dough to at least 12 deep. n This makes a wonderful flaky and somewhat exotic pie. I also used non instant clear-gel instead of cornstarch. Serve this with a scoop of rum raisin ice cream."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"This recipe was so much easier than "slipping the skins off, etc". The cinnamon and lemon zest give a nice subtle flavor, a bit like cherry pie. I was out of corn starch and used flour-which resulted in a bit more loose juice. I put in the frig to firm, but I think I may up the cornstarch when I make it again."

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