Grandpa's Favorite Raisin Pie
If you are looking for easy dessert pie recipes, this raisin pie filling recipe is an old fashioned staple. This recipe is for the filling and it one of Grandmother's best family recipes for a simple pie filling. For making pie crust, please find an Easy Pie Crust recipe with ingredients and instructions right here on Grandmother's Favorites blog site as well. Here is a great pie crust recipe. Raisin pie was a very popular pie with Grandpa and it was always what he requested on his birthday instead of cake. Grandmother certainly made this pie at least once a month and not only on Grandpa's birthday! With a raisin pie, it does not require having fresh fruit around for the filler. One could always have a bag of raisins in the pantry. As we all know, raisins are made from dried grapes. Did you know that they are a high-energy food supplement as well which makes them very popular in trail mixes. Raisins are linked with beneficial health properties. Raisins have fiber and aid in cleaning the digestive tract and they stimulate the burning of cholesterol. Raisins are also high in calories, so if you are watching your calorie intake you will want to limit the amount you eat. Raisins have long been a nice little finger size snack that moms give to their toddlers.
Thank you to Audrey for this old time favorite recipe for raisin pie. This raisin pie filling recipe comes from Nammy Audrey's kitchen. This is one of our printable dessert recipes and in Grandpa's mind was considered on of the best dessert recipes ever.
Tip: Pie fillings often leak out of the top of the crust and make a big mess in the bottom of your oven. To avoid any possible mess, just place a piece of aluminum foil on the lower rack to catch any drips.
Makes one 9-inch pie. Serves 8
This is a printable recipe.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
4-5 Tablespoons cold water
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Begin by placing the water in the freezer to cool for about 10 minutes.
To make a pie crust you will need a clean, flat counter top. You can also use a silicone baking mat.
To know exactly what size to roll your crust, just be sure that it is slightly bigger than your pie plate.
Sift the flour into bowl and mix together with the salt.
Cut in butter with a pastry cutter.
You can also use two butter knives if you don't have a pastry cutter.
Continue to cut work the mixture until it resembles the texture of coarse cornmeal.
Now, use a fork to mix in the cold water until it is just incorporated.
Its okay if you see little specks of butter, and flour and the dough is not smooth.
Use clean hands to form the dough together to form a ball.
Cut the ball into two pieces and store one in a bowl with a cloth over top so it does not dry out.
Sprinkle your working surface with a bit of flour, and keep the flour nearby in case your dough gets sticky you can add more on top of the dough and also on your rolling pin.
Flatten your ball down into a disc.
Use your rolling pin to roll out dough.
Push from the center and roll evenly to the edges.
Keep rolling and try to make a circle. If it is not perfect, it wont matter.
Don't overwork the crust.
Gently transfer the dough onto your pie plate being careful not to stretch it.
With the remaining ball of dough, roll it out to make the top crust.
Preheat oven to 450F.
Simmer the raisins and water in a saucepan on the stovetop for 10 minutes. This will soften the raisins.
In a bowl mix together the sugar flour and salt and stir into the raisins with a spatula.
Add the butter, lemon juice and vanilla to the raisin mixture and stir together.
Let cool to room temperature before pouring into the prepared pie crust.
Place on the top crust, flute and prick with a fork or slit.
Bake for 15 minutes at 450F then turn the oven down to 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts for: Grandpa's Favorite Raisin Pie from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Raisins, water, granulated sugar, all purpose flour, salt, pure vanilla extract, butter, lemon juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings of the Pie Filling Only. (Crust Nutritional Value Below) * Per Serving: Calories 193, Calories from Fat 67, Total Fat 7.5g 12%, Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%, Cholesterol 15mg 5%, Sodium 165mg 7%, Potassium 266mg 8%, Carbohydrates 28.3g 9%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 9.1g, Protein 4.2g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 9%,Iron 8%
Nutrition Facts for: Easy Pie Crust from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, salt, butter, water.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings of the Pie Crust Only. * Per Serving: Calories 238, Calories from Fat 157, Total Fat 17.5g 27%, Saturated Fat 11.0g 55%, Cholesterol 46mg 15%, Sodium 340mg 14%, Potassium 30mg 1%, Carbohydrates 17.9g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 0.1g, Protein 2.6g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%
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