Alton Brown once made a dessert called Grape Pie. He called it the best dessert he had put in his mouth that he had made himself.

Alton Brown Making Grape Pie. I love you love you love you. 
The grape pie I decided to make was based on the recipe in that video. However, I decided to add a few little extra things. 
1. I used a pound of these grapes. I halved them and seeded most of them. 
2. I substituted the sour cream because I was too lazy to make it.
3. I made butterscotch a substitute for the butter-sugar orgasm delight thing. 
Oh, and many more substitutes were made. Here’s what I did.
I halved about 400 gm. of grapes such as this, and then removed their pits. One by one. Of course, you can be smart and use seedless grapes. But these were juicy, tangy and gorgeous. I swear. 

Then, I mixed together 1 tablespoon of golden syrup, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon brandy.

I live dangerously. You can always not put in any one or two of these ingredients. However, make sure you substitute by adding equivalent liquid to the damn thing. Otherwise, this recipe is JUST NOT DONE.

Add the grapes to this, and let macerate for a day. Or two if you like.

Drain off the liquid (I made grape martini with the liquid… thoroughly satisfying) and reserve the grapes.

Crush 300 gm. ginger biscuits till it is powdered coarsely. That’s right. Ginger biscuits. Add 3 tablespoons of melted butter.

Put the thing in an 8 x 8 pan. Press down.

Let rest in a fridge for 30 minutes. Let it set down.

Meanwhile, crack open a big 500 gm. can of Saffron flavored Amul Shrikhand. Yes, this is in lieu of using the equivalent amount of sour cream and vanilla and sugar. However, this is gorgeous.

Combine grapes with this, and stir thoroughly. Bring out the ginger biscuit base and spread this over it evenly.

Combine 50 grams of butter with 60 grams of dark brown sugar. Add 100 ml. heavy cream when the butter-sugar mixture boils up thoroughly.

Pour over the grapes. Let set for one hour.

It does not look pretty. It also is pretty messy.

But it is amazing.

I repeat. Amazing.

May I marry you Alton Brown? We can make grape pie together.

Who says food has to be pretty in order to be tasty? Whoever said it had never had this.

Pie. Grape pie. 

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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  1. poorna banerjee 2013-01-07 at 7:54 pm Reply

    The request has come a few times. I will put up a post.

  2. MyWorld 2013-01-07 at 6:53 am Reply

    But how do you make sour cream? Oh do tell pleez!!

  3. poorna banerjee 2013-01-03 at 7:39 am Reply

    lol. 😀

  4. Not Quite Nigella 2013-01-03 at 1:40 am Reply

    Hehe it must be good if you want to marry Alton Brown! 😛

  5. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 9:40 pm Reply

    It is!!

  6. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 9:22 pm Reply

    please do! 🙂

  7. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 9:17 pm Reply

    absolutely true!

  8. Shehrzad Dastaan 2013-01-02 at 2:58 pm Reply

    wow this def sounds very delicious.

  9. Jyoti Mehra 2013-01-02 at 2:50 pm Reply

    It looks so delicious! I loved it and will definitely get my lazy self to try making it haha 🙂

  10. Sukanya 2013-01-02 at 1:44 pm Reply

    when you mix all good things together.. something yummy is definitely gonna happen ! <3

  11. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Please do. This is sugar intensive but really amazing.

  12. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 12:27 pm Reply

    The taste is gorgeous. I will strongly urge you to use sour-cream-vanilla-brown-sugar combo as well.

  13. Marta-CuinaDiari 2013-01-02 at 12:16 pm Reply

    I'd like to try it! I can imagine its flavour mmmm!! yummy! Marta

  14. Keka 2013-01-02 at 11:49 am Reply

    wow! not a fan of shrikhand but will definitely try this out!

  15. poorna banerjee 2013-01-02 at 10:41 am Reply

    ahahahahaa!! yes, we will be old and happy and have grandkids without even asking for them.

  16. Anamika Sureka 2013-01-02 at 10:30 am Reply

    u both can get married and then adopt me..i wont have to make it either and enjoy it to the max.

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