The Raisin Pie recipe was passed down to my family through my American mother and she got this desert recipe from Norwegian friend of her. It is very nice dessert recipe, simple, easy to make as well as easiest to eat. Make the healthier dessert recipe at home and Enjoy.
Ingredients: Raisin Pie Recipe
Plain flour 175 g
Caster sugar 25 g
Salt a pinch
Margarine or butter 75 g
Egg, beaten 1
Milk for brushing
Cater sugar for sifting
Filling: Raisin Pie Recipe
Seedless raisins 350 g
Grated lemon zest 1
Lemon juice 1
Ground cinnamon ½ spoon
Sugar 20 g
Water 150 ml
Cornflour 2 tbsp
Water 2 tbsp
Preparation Method: Raisin Pie Recipe
Mix the flour with sugar and salt into a bowl. Add the diced margarine and rub it into the flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the beaten egg and mix to a stiff dough. Wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate.
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Filling Preparation: Raisin Pie Recipe
Now prepare the filling, put the raisins, lemon zest and juice, sugar, cinnamon and water into a saucepan and cook gently for 5 minutes. Mix the cornflour with water and make a smooth paste then stir into the raisins mixture. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
Cut off one-third of the pastry and set aside. Roll out the remaining pastry and use to line a 8 inch loose-bottomed fluted flan tin or flan rind set on a baking sheet.
Spoon the cold raisin filling into the pastry-lined tin (check watch point). Roll out the reserved piece of pastry to a round large enough to cover the pie. Dampen the pastry rim with water then place the pastry lid on top and press the edges together to seal. Brush the top of the pie with the milk then prick it with a fork.
Bake the pie in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove the sides of the tin or the flan ring and return the pie to the oven for a further 5 minutes to brown the sides. Remove the pie from the oven and immediately sift over caster sugar (see serving ideas).
Raisin Pie Recipe
40 minutes preparation and 30-35 minutes for baking
Make sure that the raisin filling is quite cold before it is put into the pastry-lined tin. If hot filling is put into the raw pastry, it will make the fat in the pastry melt and thus cause the pastry base to become soggy.
Freezing: Raisin Pie Recipe
Prepare the pie up to the end of stage 5. Open freezer then remove from the tin or ring and wrap in foil. Return to the freezer and store for up to 3 months. To serve: unwrap and replace in the flan tin or ring, back from frozen. Allow an extra 10 minutes.
Serving Ideas: Raisin Pie Recipe
This pie can be served hot, warm or cold with vanilla icecream, custard, whipped cream or natural yogurt.
Storage: Raisin Pie Recipe
The pastry and filling can be prepared and stored separately in the fridge for 2-3 days.
630 calories per slice