Railroad Raisin Pie

  • Yield 8 pieces
  • Prep 30 minutes
  • Cook 35 minutes

A raisin pie that's five-generations strong.

This recipe has been in our family for at least 75 years. It was prepared by my grandmother each Sunday. She made at least one raisin pie and sent it with my grandpa when he stayed away from home working for the railroad in northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa. Early on Monday morning she sent him on his way with food packed for the week including one of these famous raisin pies. We are now in the fifth generation enjoying this pie. My granddaughters love it!

Ingredients

2 cups California Raisins
2 cups water
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
2 (9-inch) pie crusts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine raisins and water in saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. In bowl, beat eggs, sugar, cornstarch and vinegar together until creamy Add to raisins and water. Cook 4 or 5 minutes until thick. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted.
  4. Prepare pie crust for a 2 crust pie. Place bottom crust in pie pan. Place raisin mixture in pie plate and add top crust. Cut slits in top crust and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until browned.

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