Thursday, November 12, 2015

Raisin Pie Recipe: A Wonderful Childhood Memory

raisin pie with lattice top
Photo: Connormah

Raisin Pie Recipe

When I was a child, living in the Ozarks of Arkansas, my mom would bake us raisin pies. I simply loved them, and often got into trouble for trying to sneak a piece before dinner.

Over the years, though, Mom lost her recipe. She and I looked through all her cookbooks and recipes boxes, but could not find it.

Several years ago, I mentioned mom's raisin pie to my grown daughter and her husband. They instantly decided they would like to have some. Together we searched the Internet looking for the type of pie I remembered. It was a syrupy pie, similar to a pecan pie. All we could find were raisin pie recipes with sour cream or some other ingredient that I absolutely knew was not in mom's original recipe.

After thinking about it for a while, I mentioned that the pie I remembered was very similar to a pecan pie, and we decided to experiment and make one up. Using the best pecan pie recipe I had, we replaced the pecans with raisins and popped the pie into the oven. Because we were having such a crowd for that family meal, we baked two pies.

It smelled heavenly while baking. When it was served, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, there was a collective sigh of satisfaction and enjoyment. Everyone loved it! One of my guests loved it so much, she went back for seconds, then thirds.

I suppose you know that raisins are chock full of fiber. With the fiber in the raisins and the sugar cooked with them, within a few hours, there was a slight laxative effect--for everyone but the one guest who had three slices. She experienced a more definite laxative effect! To this day, if you mention raisin pie to her, she will look wistful and tell you she wishes she could because it's just so good, but she's afraid to indulge.

Moral of the story: A little overindulgence sometimes brings unforseen consequences!

According to Raisin Research,
raisins and walking can lower your
risk of cardio vascular disease!

Raisin Pie Recipe

This pie is delicious, but should be eaten in moderation!


  •  4 eggs, beaten
  •  1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  •  1/2 cup light corn syrup
  •  2/3 cup sugar
  •  2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 unbaked (9") pie crust (for lattice top, you will need two)

Combine all ingredients but the raisins and the pie crust, and then beat with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in raisins. Pour mixture into the pie crust. If desired, cut second pie crust into strips and create a lattice top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clear.

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  1. I love raisin pie. It is so healthy, as well as delicious!

    1. Thank you for the comment. Raisin pie really is delicious!