Monday, December 27, 2010

Spicy Walnut-Raisin Pie

Whew!  I thought we's goina get blown away last night!! 
 Yesterday this was over 8 in. of snow. But this morning this wind had blown til you could see the grass.  It was laying in drifts around the house.
Our daughter and sil made it safely back home today.  I'm thankful.  They have to go thru "The Gorge" on I40 into TN.  It was down to one lane and this evening the powers that be were strongly urging people to take an alternate route.   

My son got into a cooking mood today.  He started looking for a peanut butter pie recipe in an older Betty Crocker cookbook and found this one instead.  This is his first time making a pie!  He did a good job.  It is yummy! 
Good with whipped topping on it.


Pastry for 9 in One Crust Pie (I used bought frozen)
2 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp each salt
3/4 c. corn syrup (all I had was dark corn syrup)
1/4 c. margarine or butter, melted
1/3 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 c. raisins

Heat oven to 375*. Prepare pastry.  Beat eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon,  nutmeg, cloves, corn syrup and margarine with hand beater.  Stir in walnuts and raisins.  Pour into pastry.
Bake until filling is set, 40-50 minutes.  Serve warm or refrigerate. 

~~til later


Karen Twombly said...

The pie looks yummy and I am so glad your daughter and sil got home safely. I think you and I had the same weather today...such wind with the snow!!
Karen T. :)

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Glad your family returned home safely.
The pie I will try ... getting a copy of recipe now.

Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
Your son's pie looks so yummy.
I am glad to hear that your daughter and sil got home safely.
Their are forecasting a bad storm here for the next couple of days.
Please stop by again.

Paula said...

Oooh- that pie looks and sounds yummy, Patty!
Glad your daughter and her hubby made it home safely... did you hear about all those people that got stranded in Gatlinburg?

Tipper said...

Sounds yummy! We haven't had much wind-so most of our snow is still here-but melting slowly : )

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Glad your daughter made it home safely! No snow, but hard winds and lots of dirt here in Texas. The pie sounds just wonderful! You stay warm and have a wonderful New Year! blessings, Kathleen

Trish said...

Patty, you've been on my mind recently. Wanted to stop in and tell you! I hope you and your family are well!

Debbie said...

I've often heard about raisin pie, but I've never tried it. This sounds so good! Walnuts are a favorite nut around here, too.

I am so glad to find this blog. I read older posts, and I loved the one about the red skies at morning.

Momma J said...

Looks delicious! I finally got a chance to stop in. I pray that your New Year was good. Take care!