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Canadian Classic Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grapes are grown in Ontario and British Columbia in Canada and are a rare delicacy enjoyed in season. This pie is a once a year treat and the labour of love separating the pulp from the skin is worth every bite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 5 1/2 cups or 2 pounds or I kilo of Concord grapes , washed, or
  • 500 g prepared Concord Grapes
  • 1 cup sugar , depending on the sweetness of the grapes
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Pastry for a 9-inch pie , fluted
  • egg wash (i egg)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Demerara sugar


Instructions for Preparing the Grapes:

Instructions for the Pie Filling:

  1. Add sugar and tapioca during the 4th hour of the grapes sitting for 5 hours
  2. Prepare pie crust
  3. Pre-heat oven to 400F
  4. Pour mixture into pie crust; dot with butter
  5. Top with round cut out for crust; brush with egg and sprinkle with Demerara sugar
  6. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350F cook 20 minutes more, or until crust is brown and juice bubbles

Recipe Notes

Cover the crust with foil once it reaches the desired brown colour.