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Wisconsin Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Wisconsin Sour Cream Raisin PieA pleasing cream pie if there ever was one, tangy with sour cream and rich with raisins.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*

1 cup raisins
3 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces

3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare pie crust; set aside to cool.
  2. For Filling: In a bowl, cover raisins with 1 cup boiling water. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small mixing bowl beat egg yolks slightly. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into yolks. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat; add sour cream, butter and drained raisins. Stir just until mixed; do not over-mix. Pour hot filling into baked pie shell.
  6. For Meringue: In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, beating at high speed until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to the edge.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden.
  8. Cool on a wire rack before serving. Store covered, in the refrigerator.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.