Grandma Rake's Raisin Pie

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 25 minutes

My mom made this simple raisin pie for the kids when she couldn't afford to buy more expensive ingredients for dessert. It was a treat for everyone.


2cups California Raisins
2cups water, divided
1/2cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/8teaspoon salt
1tablespoon vinegar
1tablespoon butter
1 unbaked pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Boil raisins in 1 3/4 cups of water 5 minutes.
  3. Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and remaining 1/4 cup water. Add to raisins. Stir until mixture returns to a boil. Add butter and vinegar and remove from heat. Pour into pie shell. Bake 25 minutes.

Recipe by Jeffie Bennett, St. Augustine, Fla.