Southern Raisin Pie

old-fashioned raisin pie

My father loved old-fashioned raisin pie. In fact, it was one of his favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes, so Mom always had to make two raisin pies at Thanksgiving – one for Dad and one for the rest of the gang. Mom’s raisin pie recipe is a tad spicier than most other raisin pie recipes because she added a little ground cloves to hers. If you don’t like the taste of cloves, just omit it.

Billie’s Raisin Pie recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups seedless raisins
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 pie crusts

Directions: Place raisins and water in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for five minutes. Add brown sugar and cornstarch and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until liquid is clear, stirring frequently.

Remove pot from heat and allow to cool for five minutes. Add butter, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, and ground cloves.

Pour filling into pie crust. Add top crust and seal edges. Cut vents in top crust. If you prefer, use a fancy pie crust for the top.

Bake for about thirty minutes at 425 degrees.

* You might also like to try this great recipe for raisin, apple, and rum pie from the Food Network!