Monday, December 8, 2008

Dixie Pie

pastry for 2 single crust pies
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2-4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup flaked coconut
whopped topping and additional chopped nuts, optional

Line two 9 inch pie plates with pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 in beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Line crusts with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450' for 10 minutes. Discard foil. Cool on wire racks. Place raisins in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth. Drain raisins. Stir raisins, nuts and coconut into creamed mixture (mixture will appear curdled). Pour into the crusts. Bake at 350' for 30-35 mintues or until set. Cool on wire racks. Garnish with the whipped topping and nuts.

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