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!
- 2 cups of water
- 1 3/4 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 TBSP of corn starch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 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