Cin's GRAPE PIE...turned out great (finally)

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

WENT TO THE GRAPE FESTIVAL AND I WANTED TO GET SOME CONCORD GRAPES TO MAKE THE FAMOUS PIES.
''IT IS STILL TOO EARLY FOR THE CONCORD GRAPES THIS YEAR'', THEY SAID.
BUT WE DO HAVE SOME GRAPES TO SELL..THEY (the people selling them) TOLD EVERYONE THE GRAPES THEY WERE SELLING WERE ''SEEDLESS''.

I EVEN ASKED HER, ''ARE YOU SURE BECAUSE I AM MAKING GRAPE PIES OUT OF THESE''; SHE ASSURED ME THEY WERE AND WOULD BE GREAT TO USE SINCE I WOULD 'NOT' HAVE TO REMOVE SEEDS..RIGHT!!!...NOTTA!!!

I'M SURE GLAD I CHECK THEM BEFORE STARTING MY PIE BAKING.

EVEN THOUGH THE SEED WERE MUCH SMALLER (than in the concords), THEY WERE STILL LITTLE 'HARD' SEEDS.

PEOPLE DO EAT THESE GRAPES WO REMOVING THE SEEDS, BUT..IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH SEEDS, THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE TOLD THAT THEY ARE SEEDLESS.
JUST BE HONEST, SAY ''THEY ARE SMALL AND YOU CAN EAT THEM, IF YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH SEEDS''.

WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DIVERTICULITIS???
THEY WOULD BE IN BAD TROUBLE IF THEY ATE THEM WO KNOWING THEY WERE EATING SEEDS.

PEOPLE JUST NEED TO BE CAREFUL AND NOT 'JUST TAKE SOMEONES WORD AS GOSPEL'
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ANYWAY, TO GET BACK TO MY PIES.

I STOOD IN MY KITCHEN CUTTING EACH AND EVERY GRAPE OPEN AND REMOVING ALL SEEDS UNTIL I HAD 4 1/2 CUPS, (I FIGURED SINCE I WANTED TO USE THE PULP IT WOULD BE EASIER THAN TRYING TO PEEL THEM.
I DIDN'T WANT COOK TO SOFT STATE AND RUN THEM THRU A SIV TO REMOVE SEEDS AND THEN ADD THE PULP BACK IN)....I JUST WANTED TO KEEP THE
GRAPE HALVES AND PULP INTACT.
SOOO, AFTER REMOVING ALL SEEDS FROM THE GRAPES...THIS IS WHAT I DID.


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Serves:

grapes; splenda; butter; lemon-juice

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 1/2 c
seedless grape halves
1 c
of splenda
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp
minute tapioca

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FIRST 4-INGREDIENTS INTO A MED. STEW POT AND BRING TO A BOIL.
STIRRED IN 1 1/2-T MINUTE TAPIOCA, CONTINUING TO STIR OVER HEAT UNTIL IT STARTS TO THICKEN.
2
POUR INTO YOUR PIE SHELL AND TOPPED WITH ANOTHER PIE SHELL, CUTTING SLITS (or a circle) INTO THE TOP.
3
BRUSHED TOP WITH MELTED BUTTER AND SPRINKLED RAW-VANILLA-SUGAR ON TOP.
4
BAKED IN PRE-HEATED 400dF OVEN FOR 12 MINUTES, THEN REDUCED HEAT TO 350dF AND CONTINUED TO BAKE FOR ANOTHER 25 MINUTES.
5
REMOVED FROM OVEN AND MOVE TO COOLING RACK FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.
6
THEN DISH UP A COUPLE OF SERVINGS, TOP WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM AND ENJOY!!!
7
yummmO...WAS IT WORTH THE EFFORT, YES.
A GREAT GRAPE PIE..this recipe makes 1-pie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy