Nan's Raisin Pie
Yield: 1 Deep Dish Pie
Time: 50 minutes
This is heaven between the crusts. If you love raisins, this pie is for you!
1 lb Golden Raisins
1 lb Dark Raisins
¼ tsp Cloves, ground
2 Lemon zest and juice
1Cup Apple cider or juice
Pinch Cardamom (pinch)
2 tsp Cornstarch
1T Heavy cream
1 Pie crust box, top & bottom
Place first 5 ingredients in a small pot, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer until half of the liquid has absorbed. Mix cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of water. While stirring, add to the raisin pot. Bring to a quick boil then let cool.
Spray a deep dish pie plate with non-stick spray, form 1 of the pie crusts into the bottom and pour in the raisin mixture. Place the second pie crust on top and pinch all the edges. Make 4 equal slits in the top and brush with the heavy cream.
Sprinkle with hard sugar and bake on middle rack, 375° for 40 mins. or until top and bottom crusts ate golden brown.
Try ½ craisins and ½ raisins for a holiday twist.
A lattice top also looks very nice and adds a festive look.
If you’re a big fan of toasted nuts, try walnuts, pistachios, or pine nuts.