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Raisin Custard Pie

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

A comforting, old-fashioned dessert, this custard pie is one of my mom's best. The fluffy meringue makes it look so special, and the raisins are a nice surprise. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 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 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; gently stir in raisins and lemon juice. Pour hot filling into crust.
  2. For meringue, in a small bowl, beat egg whites 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 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 298 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Cardyaise
    Oct 15, 2015

    I love raisin custard pie but I have only ever seen it with Brown Sugar not white....and the brown goes so well with the raisin flavor!!

  • CentralIowa
    Mar 15, 2014

    I'd never tried raisin custard pie before, but this recipe was easy to follow, and my friend said that it's "a keeper." (I gave it to her on Pi Day.) Because I used a large (9.5") pie dish, I increased the ingredients to 3/4 c sugar, 4 1/2 T corn starch, 3 c milk, 5 egg yolks, 3/4 c raisins, and 1 T lemon juice. (I used 4 egg whites, 6 T sugar, and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar for the meringue.) I will use this recipe again!

  • LindaFlynn
    Dec 22, 2011

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  • royella
    Apr 22, 2011

    My mother had a simular pie recipe. Instead of milk she used 1/2 and 1/2 and there was no lemon juice, and it is a great pie, if you like raisins.