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light, flaky vinegar pastry.
You might find that you have a new favorite!
Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
Often called Funeral Pie
This was a popular dessert to take for the potluck meal following a funeral. It could be made several days ahead of time and kept well.
Recipe for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TB corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 TB white distilled vinegar
1 TB butter
Combine raisins and water and cook for about 5 minutes. Blend brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the raisins and cook until clear, stirring while cooking. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar and butter. Pour into pastry-lined plate. Cover with top pastry. Bake at 425 degrees until brown (approximately 30 minutes).
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SAYING:
What's the use of a pretty table if there's nothing on it?
This pie is sweeter than it sounds!
This dessert could certainly be a conversation piece at your next potluck supper. Take copies of the recipe, because people may be asking you for it!
Recipe for Vinegar Pie
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 TB apple cider or white distilled vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour into a pastry shell and bake until firm (approx 25 minutes at 425 degrees. You can eat this dessert as is, or top with whipped cream.
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