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Raisin Cream Pie

on February 22, 2016

The recipe for today comes from Grandma’s oldest sister. This sister was unmarried and never had children of her own, but loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children. She was a teacher in her early days, had a house of her own, and took in girls who were students at the local community college as renters. This is a photo of her with my mom and my godmother.


She looks pretty proud of them!

This recipe is hers, and it’s a good one. A pie that is no bake and uses an already made pie crust is always a time saver. This is another easy one, and you’re going to want to try this Raisin Cream Pie.

Raisin Cream Pie

Raisin Cream Pie 2

Have a pie crust made up and ready to go for this one!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Raisin Cream Pie

Beat together:

1 pint half n half (reserve 1/2 cup for later)

3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)


2/3 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cup raisins

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Mix reserved 1/2 cup half n half into:

1 small package vanilla pudding (not instant)

Stir into boiling cream mixture.

Stir until thick (this thickens quickly).

Pour into pre-baked pie crust.

For meringue:

Beat 3 egg whites to stiff peaks.


6 Tablespoons sugar (I used 4 Tablespoons)

Spread meringue over top of hot raisin mixture, taking it right to the edge of the crust.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes (she said to try 325 degrees for 25 minutes, so that’s what I did).


You can find a recipe for crust here. To have it ready to go, I either make the dough and freeze it raw to bake later, or bake it with pie weights or beans and then freeze it already baked. I have a jar full of beans that I have been using for 30 years just for this purpose.


It does make a nice, thick filling, but don’t be expecting a vanilla flavor. This turns out more of a butterscotch-like flavor.


I used my spatula to make “peaks” on the top of the meringue. After baking, it’s beautiful and golden brown.


Did you know that if you cut two pieces of pie, it’s easier to get the first piece out? It works!


You can see that it’s full of raisins.


The boys in my family really like pie, and they really liked this one. It’s easy and tasty and beautiful. Try this one next time you need a pie, and you need it fast. It’s delicious!





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