#OldFashionedRecipes: Raisin Pie

Happy Friday and a treat is sorely needed.

I don’t mean a dinner/appetizer kind of treatie like I usually do but instead an old fashioned recipe that makes you think you are back in a Granny’s kitchen. 

I want some comfort.

The school year is swiftly coming to a close but there’s still a tonne of things left to do and we’re all pushing each other to make it to the finish line.

How about pie?

Pie does makes everything better.  If you follow me on instagram you know I’ve been experimenting this week too but I have one today that is at the top of my list of favourites.

I snagged this recipe from my Grandmother’s files the last time I was at our farm.

My FIL and I LOVE it, small one and DH are less enthusiastic but really, neither one of them has ever turned down a piece of pie.

This would have been the type of pie made during the winter when fresh fruit was at a minimum but it is good anytime of the year in my books.

You start by soaking raisins in boiling water until they are cooled and plump.

On the side you mix; flour, sugar, lemon zest and juice and vanilla together.  I added the lemon to the original recipe because I like the brightness of flavour it adds.




Pour the raisin mixture into a 9 inch crust and top with another layer.


Pole the top to let go of the steam and sprinkle with sugar before baking.




#OldFashionedRecipes: Raisin Pie
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • boiling water
  • 2 T flour
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I really like the paste stuff)
  • Pastry for a double crust pie
  1. Take the raisins and top them with enough boiling water to cover. Let cool, drain off whatever water is leftover. Add the rest of the ingredients. and pour into the bottom of a double crust pie. Top with the upper crust and sprinkle with 1 T sugar. Bake at 350° for approximately 30 minutes or until the crust is brown. Don't forget to put a pan underneath this will bubble-up and make a mess of your oven.



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  1. grammygoodwill says:

    Oh, my goodness. My dad has asked for a raisin pie for years and I’ve never made one. This will have to be for Father’s Day. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I’ve never had a raisin pie before, it sounds very interesting and like a great comfort food!

  3. My FIL would have loved this pie! Wish I could have made him one!!!

  4. i saw this in an old advertisement that i have. it looks great!

  5. So simple but yet so tasty! I would have never thought to use raisins as a sole pie filing! Thank you for the inspiration! Your grandmother has some great recipes in her file!

  6. I had raisin pie once at a town social on the fourth of July and it was amazing! love this!

  7. Now that looks so yummy!! Very different indeed. Happy Mother’s day weekend to you!

  8. I love old fashioned pie recipes. You should check out Nancie McDermott’s Southern Pies cookbook.

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