Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

Indulge in the timeless charm of an Old Fashioned Raisin Pie that promises to elevate your dessert experience. Bursting with plump raisins, a hint of cinnamon, and a buttery, flaky crust, this classic pie is a celebration of comforting flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Old Fashioned Raisin Pie is a nostalgic nod to traditional baking, bringing together simple ingredients to create a pie that’s rich in taste and history. The sweet and spiced filling encased in a golden crust is a perfect treat for cozy gatherings or as a sweet ending to any meal.


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups raisins
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2, 9″ deep dish pie shells


  1. Combine raisins and water in a medium pot, bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt together. Slowly stir this mixture into the hot raisins.
  3. Cook and stir until the syrup thickens (this happens quickly). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, butter, and vanilla. Cool slightly.
  4. Pour the raisin filling into one of the pie shells. Remove the pie crust from the other shell and place it on top, sealing the edges by pinching them together. Use a knife to make a couple of slits in the top of the pie.
  5. Bake in a 425-degree oven for 30-35 minutes.



Store any leftovers of this Old Fashioned Raisin Pie in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. To maintain the crust’s flakiness, avoid storing in direct contact with other foods.

Recipe Tips:

  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Experiment with different pie crust designs for a personalized touch.
  • Make ahead and reheat slices in the oven for a quick and comforting dessert.

Embrace the nostalgia and savor each bite of this delightful Old Fashioned Raisin Pie!

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