Easy Sour Cream Raisin Pie Recipe

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For my family, this pie is as essential for Thanksgiving dinner as turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes! I've been told this recipe's been in the family since the 1860's.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 447 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. In a small bowl, beat eggs on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the sour cream, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves and salt and mix well. Stir in raisins. Pour into pastry shell.
  2. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling; trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  3. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and remove foil. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sour Cream Raisin Pie in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p136

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 82190
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This was my first sour cream pie. Turned out excellent. Next time I may skip the top layer crust and sub a brown sugar crumble. The pie provided a nice base layer for vanilla ice cream. All agreed it was a nice alternative to traditional pie and whip cream is a MUST!!!"

gfso_violin2 User ID: 3437605 154987
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Awesome recipe! Turned out perfect! This pie would be perfect for any Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering...very spicy and full of Fall flavor!!"

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