Raisin Pie

Mom used to make this recipe as small raisin tarts rather than a full pie. It brings back memories of a warm kitchen during a cold winter.
raisins for raisin pie

Ingredients for Raisin Pie or Tarts

  • 3/4 cups raisins
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 3 T grated lemon rind
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 pie shell, unbaked

Let raisins stand in water for 2 hours. Mix sugar, flour, egg, lemon juice and rind, and salt. Add raisins with their soaking water. Simmer until thickened (about 15 minutes), stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning. Cool.

Fill the pastry shell with the cooled raisin mixture and top with pastry lattice if desired.

Bake at 425 F for 45 minutes.