Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R ~ Raisins

For some Amish families, raisins were an important staple in their pantry. Cooked in oatmeal for breakfast and of-course oatmeal raisin cookies.

Raisins were often used as snacks for toddlers to eat during the long church services.

Some families seemed to be particularly fond of raisin pie, so fond in fact that they served them at weddings.

There were two variations of raisin pie, one with a custard type filling that was loaded with raisins. The other was simply raisins that were plumped in hot water and thickened with clearjel. None of which I found appealing.


  1. I always find it interesting that people seem to have a love/hate relationship with raisins. Our family loves raisins and eat a lot of them.

  2. I use raisins in some dishes but not a thing I use a lot of. Like the sound of the custard/raisin dessert.

  3. Golly! I haven't thought of raisin pie in ages! My German grandmother used to make it quite often; hers was the "solid" raisin type, often with an icing on the top crust, similar to French Apple pie. You have inspired me - off to see if we have enough to make a pie. Thanks!

  4. We used to eat little boxes of raisins as snacks. Yummy!


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