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Grandma's Sour Cream Raisin Pie

 Grandma's Sour Cream Raisin Pie
The aroma of this pie baking in my farm kitchen oven reminds me of my dear grandma who made this pretty pie for special occasions.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, place raisins and enough water to cover; bring
  • to a boil. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, the sugar, cornstarch, salt, cloves and
  • cinnamon. Stir in sour cream and milk until smooth. Cook and stir
  • over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to
  • low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir

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Grandma's Sour Cream Raisin Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan,
  • stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Drain raisins, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Gently stir liquid into
  • filling. Add raisins, and nuts if desired. Pour into pie shell.
  • For meringue, in a small bowl, beat egg whites and salt on medium
  • speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread over hot filling,
  • sealing edges to crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire
  • rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 376 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.