Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gram's Raisin Pie

Old fashioned raisin pie is unusual, not in the main stream. One really has to like raisins to enjoy.

One of the pies my Grandpa loved was raisin pie. Gram would make a custard on the stove and then add the raisins. I found this one online. It is very similar, but Gram didn't bake hers. She'd bake the pie shell while she cooked the custard,  then add the custard and let it cool to set. I picked this one out because of the evaporated milk. in other words it gives it the right flavor.


Ingredients

1 cup of raisins
1/4 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. evaporated milk
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked (9 inch) pastry shell
Whipped cream, optional

Directions

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, and mix thoroughly. Stir in milk, water and vanilla and raisins.
Pour custard mixture into pastry shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Cool. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Yield: 1 (9 inch) pie.
Top with Whipped Cream, optional.