Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2/3 cup of vegetable shortening
- 6 tablespoons of cold water
- 4 cups of green grapes, halved
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch pie plate
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring with a fork until all flour is moistened.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place dough in pie plate.
4. In a large bowl, combine grapes, walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Spoon mixture into pie plate. Dot with butter.
5. Roll out remaining dough and place over filling. Trim, seal, and flute edges. Cut slits in top crust.
6. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serving Size: 8
Fat: 16 g
Carbohydrates: 46 g
Protein: 5 g
Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Vegetable shortening can be substituted with butter or margarine.
- Walnuts can be substituted with pecans or almonds.
- Sugar can be substituted with honey or maple syrup.
- For a different flavor, try adding 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg or cloves to the filling.
- For a different texture, try adding 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries to the filling.
Tips and Tricks:
- For a flaky crust, use cold butter or shortening.
- For a crispier crust, brush the top of the crust with an egg wash before baking.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
- Chopped walnuts
- Powdered sugar
- Whipped cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Cinnamon ice cream
Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Green salad
- Baked potatoes
- If the crust is too dry, add a tablespoon of cold water at a time until the dough is moistened.
- If the crust is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until the dough is dry.
Food Safety Advice:
- Be sure to use clean utensils and surfaces when preparing the pie.
- Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers within two hours of baking.
The origin of the green grape and walnut pie is unknown, but it is believed to have originated in the United States.
This pie has a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
- Serve as a dessert after a meal.
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