This a pie seen quite often in Amish homes. Because it is easy, quick and made from non-seasonal ingredients, it was often taken to the family of those grieving over a passing.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line a pan with half the pastry and chill.
Place the raisins and 2/3 cup of the water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Combine the sugars, cornstarch, spices, and salt in a bowl and , mixing all the time, slowly add the remaining water. Add this mixture to the heating raisins. Cook and stir this until the mixture starts to bubble. Add the vinegar and butter and heat until the butter is melted. Cool until just warm.
Pour into the prepared shell and top with the second crust. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Cool.