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Green Grape and Almond Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
- 5 tablespoons cold water
- 4 cups green grapes
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch pie plate
- Rolling pin
- Pastry blender
- Fork

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the cold water, stirring with a fork until the dough forms a ball.
3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, and fit into a 9-inch pie plate.
4. In a large bowl, mix together the grapes, white sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour the mixture into the pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter.
5. Sprinkle the sliced almonds over the top.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Temperature: 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
Serving Size: 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 431
Fat: 21.9g
Carbohydrates: 54.8g
Protein: 5.2g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Vegetable shortening can be substituted with butter or margarine.
- White sugar can be substituted with brown sugar.
- Cornstarch can be substituted with arrowroot or tapioca starch.
- Ground cinnamon can be substituted with ground nutmeg.

- For a sweeter pie, add more sugar.
- For a crunchier pie, add more almonds.
- For a spicier pie, add more cinnamon and nutmeg.

Tips and Tricks:
- For a flakier crust, use cold butter instead of shortening.
- To prevent the crust from becoming soggy, pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes before adding the filling.

Storage Instructions:
Store the pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat the pie in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Garnish the pie with whipped cream and fresh grapes.

Whipped cream and fresh grapes.

Vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Salad or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the crust is too dry, add a tablespoon of cold water at a time until the dough comes together.
- If the filling is too runny, add a tablespoon of cornstarch at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Food Safety Advice:
- Always wash your hands before handling food.
- Keep all ingredients and utensils clean and sanitized.
- Refrigerate any leftovers immediately.

Food History:
Grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years and have been used in many different types of dishes. This pie is a modern twist on a classic dessert.

Flavor Profiles:
This pie has a sweet and tart flavor with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Fruity, Creamy