Raisin Cream Pie

Raisin Cream Pie

Raisin Cream Pie: A Symphony of Sweet and Tart

Imagine a sweet and tart dessert with a creamy filling studded with plump, juicy raisins. That’s the magic of Raisin Cream Pie, a timeless classic that’s easy to make and even easier to love.

This pie features a symphony of textures: a flaky, buttery crust cradles a smooth, custard-like filling bursting with plump raisins. With each bite, you’ll get a delightful contrast between the sweet creaminess and the tangy pop of the raisins.

The filling is made with simple ingredients:

  • Raisins: plump and juicy, soaking up the custard’s sweetness and offering bursts of fruity flavor.
  • Egg yolks: responsible for the luscious creaminess, binding everything together into a smooth and decadent filling.
  • Sour cream: adds a touch of tang that cuts through the sweetness and creates a complex depth of flavor.
  • Salt: enhances the sweetness of the raisins and balances the overall flavor profile.
  • Sugar: provides the necessary sweetness, but not in an overwhelming way.
  • Cornstarch: thickens the filling to create a custard-like texture.
  • Water: helps the custard cook evenly and prevents it from becoming dry.
  • Vanilla extract: adds a touch of warmth and floral aroma, rounding out the flavor profile.


This isn’t your grandma’s heavy raisin pie. It’s a lighter, more elegant version that is perfect for any occasion. Serve it warm or chilled, topped with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of fresh berries.

Here’s why you’ll love this Raisin Cream Pie:

  • Simple ingredients, extraordinary flavor: Who knew such basic ingredients could create something delicious?
  • Perfectly balanced: The sweet and tart flavors play off each other beautifully, making it impossible to resist just one bite.
  • Easy to customize: Add your favorite spices, nuts, or even chocolate chips for a personal touch.
  • A timeless classic: This pie has been around for generations for a reason. It’s comfort food at its finest.


So bake up a Raisin Cream Pie today and experience the magic for yourself. It’s a dessert that will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds.


  • Use whole milk or heavy cream instead of water for a richer flavor.
  • You can use plain yogurt or buttermilk if you don’t have sour cream.
  • To prevent the raisins from sinking to the bottom, coat them with flour before adding them to the filling.
  • Let the pie cool completely before slicing so the filling has time to set.


Enjoy this slice of heaven!

Raisin Cream Pie

Raisin Cream Pie
A vintage handwritten recipe card for a Raisin Cream Pie made with raisins, egg yolks, sour cream, salt, sugar, cornstarch, water, and vanilla.
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  • 1 cup raisins in water to cover cook 3 minutes, cool, don’t drain
  • 3 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 cup thick sour cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 6 tbsp sugar


  • Beat egg yolks, add sour cream, salt, and vinegar.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water.
  • Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in raisins.
  • Pour into baked pie shell


  • Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar until egg whites stand in peaks.
  • Brown in a 350-degree oven

Kitchen Helper 2

Retro Hand Mixer
Wooden Spoons
9-inch pie pan 2
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pie, Raisin

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