Raisin Pie Filling

"This is another one I recall from my childhood. I would take this over the traditional apple pie any day! But then, I LOVE raisins!"
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  • In saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Stir in water, corn syrup, and raisins.
  • Cook and stir until bubbly; cook 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and butter.
  • Pour filling into pastry-lined pie plate (filling will be thin).
  • Cover with top crust; cut slits for steam.
  • Bake at 425* for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 375* and bake for 30 more minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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  1. Terrylynn
    I am only rating this a 4 star as I thought it was to sweet. I did like the flavor and I will make again, but I will cut the sugar down to maybe a half cup and go from there. I also didn't have lemon juice and I forgot the butter. This may have had something to do the the sweetness, but I don't think so. As I forget these items in my apples pies as well and the turn out just fine. Thank again. I love raisin pie. This is the closest I have gotten to the flavor I have been looking for.
  2. Sarann63
    I just tried this recipe and loved it. I found it very sweet but the flavor was exactly what I was looking for. I followed the recipe and baking time almost exactly as indicated and found them good.
  3. Krsi Sue
    Sweet and good! Instead of putting a top crust on this, I baked at 425* for 10 minutes, then added a meringue topping and baked an additional 20 minutes at 350*. It turned it out very nice.


  1. umstev32
    Cut the amount of Sugar by Half for this recipe and it will be much better. I found it to be way to sweet as is. I was so looking forward too using raisins to make my own filling for Thanksgiving; alas my parents tried the first slice and said, "Whoa! That is too sweet." I wish I read the comments in the Recipe Reviews before I started to mix the ingredients . Fine tune it to maybe half the sugar, holy.


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