A little backstory before we get into this Paleo Concord Grape Tart. For the longest time I thought that you could never ever buy concord grapes. In my mind they were reserved just for companies to make grape jelly. Then I moved to San Francisco and I was blown away by all the varieties of grapes during harvest season. Imagine my delight when I went to the farmers market and saw concord grapes for sale. I took a bite of a fresh one and the burst of sweetness was delightful.
I recently bought a bag of grapes, but they were filled with seeds and were so hard to eat. I did my research and found out you can make your own grape jam. It’s exactly the same process as other homemade jams I’ve made already. In traditional grape jam they add in an extra 1 cup of sugar. To me it’s totally unnecessary as concord grapes are already naturally super super sweet.
To get the consistency of jam I added in chia seeds and as a plus it adds protein to your jam and other wonderful nutrients.
You do need to cook with the skin to get that lovely purple color, my daughter and husband were not fans of eating jam with visible grape skins so I turned it into a tart that cooks down the skin even further.
I hope you try to make your own grape jam. It’s truly wonderful and you will feel so accomplished when you do! Let me know if you took the jump to make your own grape jelly and this tart by tagging me on Instagram and using the hashtag #rezelkealoha. Happy cooking!!