Tuesday, February 21, 2012

AUNT JANE'S GRAPE PIE

This recipe is from the 1958 Good Housekeeping Party Pies Cookbook.  Over the next few weeks I will share several recipes and pictures from this 54 year old pie book.  I hope you enjoy some of the memories it will bring.  Here is a recipe for a grape pie.  How often do you hear of a grape pie today.  Yet I remember them from childhood.  Another treat that has slipped by the wayside!

Pastry for a 2-crust pie
4 cups stemmed Concord grapes
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablesp. lemon juice
1 tablesp. gratd orange rind
1 tablesp. quick-cooking tapioca

For the filling, slip grapes out of skins; save skins.  Cook pulp until seeds loosen; press through a coarse sieve.  Mix sieved pulp, skins, sugar, lemon juice, orange rind, and tapioca.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Pour into unbaked pie crust.  Top with the top crust in Trellis design (found in an earlier post of this blog).  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for aout 40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

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