Viv's Raisin Pie

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by Big Bill in Big D

I have never considered raisin pies among my favorites -- until now! When I learned we had three unopened boxes of raisins in the cupboard I decided to give it a try and take it to a covered dish dinner tonight. I read most of the recipes and decided on this one primarily because it incorporat ed orange juice, orange zest and cinnamon, which were unique to this recipe. The result was outstanding with just enough tartness to make a big difference from most other recipes -- it even garnered praise from people who didn't like raisin pie! The results belie the ease of preparation. Definitely a repeater. Too bad we aren't allowed a sixth star! One comment -- I was fearful the finished product would be too watery so I poured off most of the unabsorbed liquid after plumping the raisins. Next time I will include all the liquid.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil raisins, first amount water, and juice, for 5 minutes in a covered pot. Combine the following: brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, orange rind, salt (dissolved in second amount of water). Add to cooked raisins.
  2. Bring to boil, stirring.
  3. Remove from heat. Add vinegar and butter.
  4. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  5. Top with other pastry.
  6. Bake in hot oven (425 F) for 25 min or until done. From: Vivian Hillier, Martensville SK.

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