If you have a copy of my third cookbook, Sweetness, this pie recipe is on page 142.
This is the pie I talked about in my Facebook Live this past weekend. The pie that brought tears to my eyes when I took that first bite…
The ingredients are simple and ones that could be found in kitchens of yesteryear. Raisins, Sweetened Coconut, vanilla, Butter, Sugar, Chopped pecans, and eggs.
Place your sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, beat again.
Add all other ingredients and stir with a large spoon until well incorporated.
I like to put my pie on a baking sheet, always do, no matter what kind of pie. It just makes it easier to get in and out of the oven that way. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until it’s set in the center and doesn’t jiggle when you wiggle it. Don’t worry if you jiggle when you wiggle because we aren’t here to judge.
Now at this point, you can serve it but it won’t completely set until it is chilled so I cover and refrigerate it a couple of hours.
Oh mercy. This pie. This old fashioned, simple, incredibly delicious pie…it wants you to take a bite.
Look at it, staring longingly at your fork. Won’t you welcome it into your home today?
If Grandmama were here, she would say you need to.
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup boiling water
- ½ cup butter, at room temp (unsalted or salted, whatever you have)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 9 inch pie crust, unbaked (you don't need deep dish, regular is fine)
- Preheat oven to 350. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water, set aside for five minutes and then drain.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and beat again until well incorporated, 1-2 minutes.
- Add all other ingredients and stir by hand until well incorporated. Pour into pie shell.
- Bake 35-40 minutes, or until set in the center. Allow to cool completely and then cover and refrigerate several hours before serving.
Instead of saying “Lord, I don’t know how I’m going to do this.”
“Lord, I can’t wait to see how you do this!”