Old Fashioned Raisin Pie


  • 4 C. water
  • 4 C. raisins
  • 1 C. light brown sugar
  • 5 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 T. butter (not margarine)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2, 9″ deep dish pie shells


Combine raisins and water in a med. pot, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Blend the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt together, slowly stir into the hot raisins.

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Cook and stir until the syrup has thickened (happens pretty quick). Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, butter and vanilla. Cool slightly.