Grandma Meg’s Raisin Pie
Whenever I bake this pie, I think of the days of the Depression. Meat was hard to come by then, so Grandma Meg would tell my dad, "If you go hunt for a rabbit or peasant for Sunday dinner, I'll make a raisin pie." We had lot of wild game and raisin pies during those days!
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 1-1/2 cups raisins
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Pastry for a double-crust pie (9 inches)
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water and corn syrup until blended. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and butter (filling will be thin).
- Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top.
- Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; bake 30 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 477 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Sep 30, 2018
Very easy recipe! Baked up perfect! Reminds me so much of an old family recipe!
Nov 21, 2009
I have not made this recipe yet but plan to - are you sure grandpa was supposed to shoot a 'peasant'?