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Sour Cream Raisin Pie

I like raisin pie but often find them a little too sweet. So if you feel the same then this is the pie for you. I like the creamy and tart flavor that sour cream adds to this pie.
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pastry for 8" pie, double crust, unbaked
  1. Combine raisins, water, and sour cream in saucepan, bring to boil and cook for 4 minutes until raisins are plump.
  2. Whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon. Stir this into the raisin mixture, continue to cook and keep stirring until thick.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Cool slightly.
  4. Pour into an 8" unbaked pie shell. Cover with top crust and cut slits to vent.
  5. Bake in a 425ยบ oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden in color.
  6. Cool, serve with vanilla ice cream. Delicious.


  1. Betty, you know I will have to try this recipe! Jack thanks you for posting it!

  2. Too sweet is exactly why I'm not so fond of raisin pie - this sounds like a great alternative recipe and I tend to love anything with sour cream too - perfect!

  3. Most of my family love butter tarts, date slice, fruit pies but no one except me likes raisin pie. I'll have to make it as a treat for me and see how well the rest freezes. Thank you for posting.

  4. This looks just yummy and will give it a try! I have searched your site for a blackberry cobbler rec. My Grandmother always made the best but I was a tomboy and only like eating it not knowing how to make it. Would love to see one from you'al. MJ Hunt

  5. Oh I adore raisin pie and this version cutting some of the sweetness sounds wonderful!


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