Mom’s Raisin Pie

  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 15 minutes
  • Cook 30 minutes

A delicious fruit pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

A recipe for a raisin pie or as Mom called it, "Poor Man's Mincemeat." A family favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings.


2 cups California Raisins
2 cups water
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
Pastry for double crust pie, unbaked


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place raisins and water in saucepan and boil  5 minutes.
  3. Blend sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to raisins and cook, stirring, until liquid is clear. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and butter. Let cool slightly.
  4. Turn into pastry-lined pan. Cover with top pastry or cut the pastry into lattice strips and use for top crust. Bake about 30 minutes, until crust is golden brown.