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Friday, May 21, 2010

Mrs. Bug's Raisin Pie

okay... it's not really Mrs. Bug's recipe... but it might be!

I didn't have a lot in the cupboard today but wanted dessert for the kids so I came up with this pie and it turned out quite good! I joke that I'm a great Scottish cook, maybe not following traditional recipes all the time, but understanding how to make cheap food that fills everyone up!
The crust:
1 1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 tsp salt
mix right in the pie plate and spread out flat.
The filling:
2 cups raisins
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup dandelion syrup (or 1 cup brown sugar and another cup of water)
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP cornstarch mixed into 1 cup water
In a sauce pan, simmer the raisins in the water for a few minutes until they plump up. Then add the sugars. Simmer and few minutes more and then add the lemon juice. Slowly stir in a little of the cornstarch mixture- a little bit at a time- and stir non stop. Keep doing this until it gets thick like pudding.
Then pour that in the unbaked pie crust and put in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.


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  2. This was super good! I'm starting to like currants... a lot.