Sunday, December 15, 2013

Old Fashioned Raisin Pie!

 
 
If you like raisins, you will love this "Old Fashioned Raisin Pie"!  It's a pie that not many make anymore, but those who remember it, ask me for a good recipe quite often.  It's actually very hard to find a good recipe for this pie!  
 
Raisins are one of those things you really like or you hate.  When I was growing up, I actually thought raisins were a special snack.  Contrary to what most people think of southern people and their bad eating habits, my mother was always very strict about our eating habits when we were young.  As we got older, we had a little more freedom of choice. We were not allowed many snacks between meals and when we were, it was usually something fairly healthy, like fruit, raw vegetables like carrots and celery, or sometimes raisins.  I loved the raisins, because, of course, they were sweet!  Sometimes, we got cookies, but not everyday and not between meals very often.  We had this annoying cookie jar and let me tell you, you could not lift the lid on that jar without Mama hearing it!  I don't care if she was outside, that woman could hear that lid rattle.  Now, Daddy was another story, because Daddy napped and when he napped he heard nothing and even Daddy might have been known to sneak a cookie every now and then himself!  My point is, we taught much better eating habits then.  

Here is what you need for this "Raisin Pie":

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
4 eggs
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1  9 inch deep dish pie shell

Cream sugar, butter, cinnamon and allspice together.  Add eggs, vinegar, raisins and walnuts (if using).  Place the pie shell on a cookie sheet and then pour the mixture into the shell.  

Bake at 350 degree for 30 minutes uncovered.   Place a sheet of foil loosely over the top to keep from over browning and bake for 30 more minutes.  You will bake for a total of 1 hour.  Remove and allow to cool before slicing.

 

3 comments:

  1. This looks like one I certainly want to make. I see this is a ONE crust version? What is that coating the top of the pie? thanks

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  2. I haven't had just a raisin pie. Although from Tennessee I lived a while in MN and we cooked Rum Raisin pies. They were really good too.

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