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sour cream raisin pie - nope, it is right

Happy New Year!  

I have had two quiet days in a row.  Yes, I worked yesterday but it was quiet and I was asleep before midnight.  I did wake up at 1:30 am for no apparent reason but I fell asleep.  Today has just been quiet puttering.  Kitchen clean.  Some bread made.  Some spinning and sewing  A bit of a walk.  A grocery run.  Just everyday things.  I was pondering this pie and thinking about trying the experimentation again even though my Dad is not here.  This is very close according to him.  He said it needs to be just a tad closer to a pecan pie.  The only difference is brown sugar and I am thinking about trying just that.  Too bad he is not close by to taste test.

But, my forgetful head must write down this step.  This is an excellent step and good pie according to my Dad and my Beloved.  Just not quite a thirty year old memory.  On the right path.

I took the Highway Cafe Chess Pie and tweaked.  More raisins.  No walnuts.  A couple tablespoons of flour.  Sour cream and a bit more.  Nutmeg.  Is that more then a tweak?

almost right sour cream raisin pie

Note:  November 2018 I got told I did it.  This is my Dad's Mom's pie.  I am still tweaking the baking temperature to get it as moist as he remembers but the taste is correct!  I win!

2 1/4 cups raisins

boiling water

one pie crust recipe (remember to keep everything as cold as possible)

1 cup brown sugar sugar

1/2 cup butter

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream soured with one tablespoon white vinegar

2 tablespoons flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place raisins in a bowl and soak with boiling water for at least 10 minutes.

Line one pie tin with the pie crust.  

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Mix in the eggs one at a time.  Mix in the vanilla and nutmeg.  Mix in the soured cream.  

Drain the raisins.  Dry as much as possible.  Dust with the flour.  Mix in to the custard mixture.

Pour into the prepared pie crust and bake for 45 minutes or until set.

Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature before serving.

Brown sugar.  Next time brown sugar and then I am awfully close!  Still, a good old fashioned pie.

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