Mom's Raisin Pie

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

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
2cups water
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon salt
2tablespoons cornstarch
1tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
1tablespoon 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.