Grapes Pie

This lovely pie has become my new favourite. I  read  once that this recipe was originating from the Aveyron region ( is a department located in the north-east of the Midi-Pyrenees region of southern France).

Tarte aux raisins
Tarte aux raisins

Preparation time: 15 minutes – Cooking time: 15 minutes

For 4 People

-Ingredients-

For the pie dough:

  • 250 grams of flour ( wheat or spelt )
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 1 egg

For the garnish:

  • 500 grams of grapes of different colours
  • 125 grams of sugar ( I use sugar cane but caster sugar is fine)
  • 30 grams of almond powder
  • 1 tea spoon of maisenna
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tea spoon of milk ( if you are using non animal milk, prefer almond or oat milk)
  • 10 cl of grape juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick ( for decoration purpose)
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon powder
  • 10 grams of butter

Making the pie dough:

  1. Mix the flour, butter (it has to be taken out of the fridge 1 hour before), a spoon of sugar, the egg yolk, two pinches of salt and two spoon of water.
  2. Knead the dough during 3 minutes (I use a Kitchen Aid) and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough to a thickness of 4 to 5 millimetres and set to the pie mould
  4. Prick the bottom of the pie with a fork.

Making the garnish:

  1. Lay the pie in a round form, prick the dough with a fork and set the dough 10 minutes in the fridge
  2. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius ( th. 6)
  3. In a bowl pour the milk and maisenna, whip and add 25 grams of sugar, the almond powder, the cinnamon powder and the egg. Stir well
  4. Take the dough out of the fridge
  5. Pour the mixture on the dough cook the dough during 15 minutes in the oven
  6. While the dough is cooking, wash the grapes and dry them.
  7. In a pot (use one in Teflon), pour the cinnamon, sugar and grape juice and let it cook until obtaining a light caramel.
  8. Roll the grapes in the caramel during 6 minutes, take the pot out of the stove and spread the grapes on the pie dough. Let it cool down and serve.

Bon appétit!  🙂

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