Recipe: Raisin Pie

Updated: May 08, 2010, 09:22 AM IST

Surprise your family by making this tempting dessert this weekend.

1 cup raisins
1½ cups cold water
3 cups sugar
2 cups flour
¼ cup shortening
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder


Wash and clean raisins and add the cold water and 1½ cups of sugar.
Cook until the raisins are tender.
Preheat oven.
Mix the flour, 1½ cups of sugar, and the shortening, crumbling well with the fingers. Take out one cup of these crumbs and set aside.
To the remaining crumb mixture, add the eggs and milk; mix well.
Stir in the baking powder.
Line two large pie tins with pie crust and fill with cooked raisins. Pour over this the batter and sprinkle the top with the cup of reserved crumbs.
Bake till done.