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Dixie Pie

When Mom baked this old-fashioned sugar pie, family members would clamor for second servings. We love the combination of cinnamon, coconut, nuts and raisins. She'd sometimes toss in a few chocolate chips for variety. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner were not complete without this dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 pies (8 servings each)

Ingredients

  • Pastry for two single-crust pies (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Whipped topping and additional chopped nuts, optional

Directions

  • Line two 9-in. pie plates with pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plates; flute edges. Line crusts with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool; discard foil.
  • Place raisins in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cinnamon until blended.
  • Drain raisins. Stir the raisins, nuts and coconut into creamed mixture (mixture will appear curdled). Pour into the crusts. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks. Garnish with whipped topping and nuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 468 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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