Grape Tart

Tips: By baking the crust with the grapes, this helps keep the crust from getting soggy from the custard. If you prefer you can place the custard in the shell first and then add the grapes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 276 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1 1/2 pound red grapes or green seedless grapes or cherries (pitted)
  • 1 1/2 Tsbp lemon juice
  • 1 single pie crust


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tsbp sugar


  1. Prick grapes with a fork, then place in a large bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Cover with a clean dish towel and set aside to macerate at room temperature for about 3 hours. Drain if necessary.
  2. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Scatter grapes in a single layer on pastry. Bake until crust begins to color, about 10 minutes. Or if you use two different colors of grapes place them in a design on the pastry.
  3. Custard: Whisk together eggs, creme fraiche, vanilla and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour mixture evenly over grapes and sprinkle remaining sugar on top and bake until filling is lightly browned continue baking until filling begins to set, about 20 minutes. You can tell is the custard is ready if when you jiggle it a little it moves slightly. If it is to wet cook another 5 minutes until done. If it is solid it is overdone. When it comes out of the oven the heat of the tart will continue cooking the tart a short time.
  4. Cool slightly before serving. *This can be served as a tart without a top, or as a pie with a top, it is up to you. If you use a top crust cut out little circles to represent the grapes (or cherries).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Grape Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 2%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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