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Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
A Vintage Recipe for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
This handwritten recipe for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie was handed down to me from my great-aunt Susy. On the front of the recipe is written Old Fashioned Pie. On the back of the recipe, the scribe has written the words Raisin Pie. This pie is known by both names.
This pie has many names, in fact. The Amish call it funeral pie, because it can be prepared ahead of time and keeps well for a few days.
This is an easy pie recipe and an economical one with many variations, but one that is rarely seen these days. If you make it for your gathering, it is unlikely to have competition from other similar pies, and is sure to bring you plenty of rave reviews.
It can be made with ingredients most of us already have on hand. Many of the ingredients can be substituted for by whatever you have on hand, which makes this a frugal recipe.
This is a vintage recipe from my Aunt Susy's collection, and the origins of this recipe are unknown. It is likely that your grandmother used to make old fashioned pie. It is very delicious, so why not bake one of these old fashioned raisin pies today?
Old Fashioned Raisin Pie Recipe - Ingredients for Old Fashioned Pie
This Old Fashioned Pie recipe is easy, and the handwritten version that is from Aunt Susy is mainly a list of ingredients. After the list of ingredients are the words, "Boil 3 min." Then below that is written, "Makes 9-inch pie."
- Rinse 2 cups Light or Dark Raisins
- Combine with 1/2 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Dark Molasses
- 2 cups Water
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
Instructions for Old Fashioned Pie
Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Allow to boil for three minutes. Remove from heat.
Pour filling into a 9-inch pie crust. Cover with another crust or with lattice.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Another Version of Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
This video shows how to make an Old Fashioned Raisin Pie using orange juice and a bit of orange rind.
Not What You Were Looking For? - More Recipes for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
If Aunt Susy's recipe is not the one you were looking for, maybe you will find your favorite old fashioned pie recipe here.
- Raisin Pie | Sun-Maid
Here is a similar recipe from Sun-Maid, but using different spices and seasonings.
- Golden Oldie: Old Fashioned Raisin Pie Recipe | Food.com
Another recipe, but this one has a touch of lemon.
- OLD FASHIONED RAISIN PIE | The Southern Lady Cooks
Here is an Old Fashioned Pie recipe that lists rum as an optional ingredient.
- Raisin Pie | Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart's version of raisin pie.
- Old Fashioned Raisin Pie | Natalie's Killer Cuisine
Natalie's version of Old Fashioned Raisin Pie, which she is explains is called Funeral Pie by the Amish. Natalie's version adds cinnamon to the basic ingredients.
- Rum Raisin Pie | She Knows Food & Recipes
This one includes rum and is covered with Cool Whip. Yum!
- Raisin Pie Recipe | Moms Who Think
This version of raisin pie includes something similar to pumpkin pie spice.
- Funeral Pie | One Perfect Bite
Mennonite recipe for funeral pie.
Old Fashioned Raisin Pie Poll
People call this pie by different names. Some call it Old Fashioned Pie and others call it Raisin Pie. I have even seen "Old Fashioned Raisin Pie." Let's see which is the most popular!
What do you call this pie?
How to Make a Pie Crust - For Your Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
Here are simple instructions for making a homemade pie crust for your Old Fashioned Pie. Remember, your pie will have a top crust, so you will need to make two of these.
This chef makes it look so easy! The key is to keep the butter cold and do not let it get too soft.
Of course, you could also use a ready-made pie crust; but, why do that when the homemade pie crust is this simple?
Why not give it a try? You can always have a Pillsbury crust on hand in case of emergency.
Another Old Fashioned Raisin Pie Poll
Do you make homemade pie crust or use a store-bought crust?
How to Give Your Old Fashioned Raisin Pie a Lattice Top
Here are two easy ways to give your Old Fashioned Pie a lattice top. This demonstration uses a ready-made pie crust, but you could do the same thing with your homemade crust.
Another Way to Make Lattice for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
There is one more way to make a lattice top for your Old Fashioned or Raisin Pie, and that is with a lattice cutter. There are many options to choose from. Some have cute designs that are sure to attract the attention.
Whichever way you choose to make a lattice top, you are sure to garner the admiration of your friends and loved ones with your attractive Old Fashioned Pie!
Do you or someone you know make Old Fashioned Raisin Pie? What are your special memories of this pie? Do you have a different favorite pie? Please share your memories with us!
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