Whenever the snow is piling high and the wind is blowing, I get the urge to bake. All closed up tight and warm in my home, I love the smell of baking desserts like pie or cookies. So this afternoon, I decided to bake one of my grandma's favorites, old fashioned raisin pie. I just took it out of the oven, and set it on the bakers rack to cool. The house smells delicious!!!
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon real butter
double 9 inch pie crust
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Mix raisins and water in a sauce pan
Bring to a boil and stir it, boiling, for 5 minutes
Reduce heat and add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt to the mixture
Bring back to a boil, stirring until clear
Remove from heat and add vinegar and butter and continue stirring
Let cool for 5 minutes
Pour mixture into pie shell and let cool a bit more
Cover with top pastry
Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown
Cover the crust with tin foil if it starts to burn
I can hardly wait until dinner, it has been a long time since I made a raisin pie. My husband especially likes them, so it will be his surprise for fighting traffic in this terrible weather.
Can you believe it is still snowing?