flowerRaisin Pie

Today my hubby asked if I would make him a raisin pie…I’m trying to lose weight so I’ll have to be very disciplined once it’s cooked.  It smells so good in here…I”m in trouble….

When I first got married 47 years ago it’s my mother in law who taught me how to make pie crust.  Years later when I was making pie crust for her meat pies (tourtiere) in French, she said “I taught you how to make pie crust and now you’re better than me) LOL.

I find it easy to make pies, but it’s not the same for everyone.  But here is my recipe if you’re a pie maker.


Make slits for steam to escape.

Fold your bottom and top crust under together.

Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with raw sugar.

It’s a very tasty pie!


Raisin Pie

  1. 2 cups of water
  2. 1 3/4 cup of raisins
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 TBSP of corn starch
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  9. 1/4 cup of butter , room temperature


  • Bring  your water & raisins to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  • mix all dry ingredients together and add after 5 minutes
  • simmer till clear and thickened…remove from heat
  • add butter and vinegar
  • let cool to room temperature
  • meanwhile roll out your dough for the bottom crust
  • pour your cooled filling into your pie crust
  • roll out your top pie crust and top the pie…make slits for steam to escape
  • cut your excess crust to about 3/4 inch overhang then fold under
  • now dust your fingers with flour an flute the edge or primp with a fork



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