Green Grape Pie

John Fanick of Fanick's Nursery in San Antonio made and presented me with a green grape pie about 20 years ago after he heard about me getting in BIG trouble with an elderly lady in Bracketville for making "light" of her FAMOUS green grape pie. She was in her 80's. John has since passed but his family have remembered the recipe as closely as they can. We will put it on PLANTanswers as a lasting tribute to a great nurseryman and a great friend who was talented in many areas. Here is the John Fanick Green Grape Pie Recipe.

Green mustang grape filling for pie or cobbler

Pick grapes while seeds are still soft.

1 cup of grapes
1 cup of sugar
enough water to disolve sugar

Simmer until the skins are tender. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 deg. until crust is light brown.

Cobbler batter
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking power
Melt butter or margarine in baking dish. In a seperate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour batter into the baking dish. DO NOT STIR !! Pour filling into the batter. Again, DO NOT STIR! Bake at 375 deg. until batter rises and browns on top.

Communicated by Dr. Jerry Parsons, August 10, 1998

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