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Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


6-8 servings

A hint of lemon gives extra zing to the creamy pudding-and-raisin filling in this homey dessert. Topped off with sweetened sour cream, it's sure to be a hit at your house. "I came across this recipe in a booklet quite some time ago," pens Patricia Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "To lighten it, I sometimes use low-fat sour cream instead of regular."


  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter, lemon juice and zest. Cool for 5 minutes, stirring twice. Pour into pastry shell. Press a piece of waxed paper on top of filling; refrigerate overnight. Remove waxed paper. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, confectioners' sugar and nutmeg. Spread over pie. Store in the refrigerator.

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