Monday, January 16, 2017
We recently had a birthday celebration for my father-in-law and he requested a raisin pie for dessert. Hmmmmm.... raisin pie..... I had heard my husband's family mention raisin pie before, but it's not something I had ever seen or tried before. So, of course, I was intrigued. I searched the web for recipes and read a bunch and came up with this version. Turns out raisin pie is a classic favorite of many people! The raisins are all plump and juicy and the pie is very sweet. It has just a hint of cinnamon and a touch of fresh lemon juice to help with all the sweet raisin flavor. If you are a raisin fan, you should definitely give this old-fashioned dessert a try. This recipe will make one 9-inch pie.
double recipe for your favorite pie crust (I use olive oil, or butter/lard)
2 cups seedless raisins
2 cups cold water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the raisins through salt. Heat over medium heat and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and butter. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll and fit the bottom pie crust to a 9-inch pie pan. Pour the raisin filling in and spread evenly. Top with the other pie crust. Crimp the edges together and remove excess overhang. Fit to the dish.
Cut a few slits in the top of the pie. Beat the egg with a splash of water and brush it on the top of the crust.
Place the pie on a baking sheet in case of any bubbling over. Bake for about 35-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
Let cool before serving.
What was I cooking one year ago?: banana chocolate chip cake
Two years ago?: butternut squash mac n' cheese w/ hazelnut crumble
Three years ago?: cheesy chipotle chicken, corn, & potato chowder
Four?: Italian spaghetti squash bake
Five?: cheddar broccoli soup
Six?: skillet pasta puttanesca
7?: Thai sweet pumpkin