Thursday, September 15, 2011

Muscadine Pie

While France can boast on their multitude of grapes--and they have every right to do so because they are good--, the south has a little secret.  We have our own precious grapes.  Muscadines are large, deep purple sweet balls of southern heaven.  Eat them as they are, turn them into jelly, make wine, or create a masterful Muscadine Pie...good to the last bite!  

  • 5 cups muscadine grapes
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 recipe of your favorite double crust pie crust--I have one under apple pie.

  1. Squish the muscadines in a large pot.
  2. Heat them over medium-low heat until the skins start to change color (get softer), keep mashing.
  3. Cool the grapes.
  4. Pour the grapes and juice through a sieve, saving both the juice and grape skins with pulp.  
  5. By hand, take out all the seeds and discard.
  6. Put the skins and pulp into a food processor and process until they are smaller pieces.
  7. Put the mixture back in the pot with the juice.
  8. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and butter.
  9. Heat until it boils.
  10. Let it cool again while you make the pie crust.
  11. Pour the muscadine mixture into the pie crust.
  12. Top with the second layer of pie crust.
  13. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
  14. Enjoy!


  1. I WANT some! :) My pies never turn out that pretty.

  2. Looks delicious! I can't wait to bake my first pie of the season :)

    xoxo, Nali

    P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower :)

  3. This looks wonderful! I see a crumble trifle in my future. Thank you for the great idea!

  4. Thank you everyone for the compliments!

    JDaniel4's Mom, You are more than welcome. I hope it works out for you.

  5. That looks absolutely delicious. I'm going to get in the kitchen and bake a pie. Except mine is going to be blueberries because I don't have any muscadine's.

  6. They look delish! I never thought of using them in pie!

  7. Terri, I LOVE blueberry pie! Next time, if you have strawberries on hand, try a combination of strawberry and blueberry. That is good, too.

  8. Oh oh oh...this takes me back to when we lived in the south. Mouth is watering.

    Anne Dovel