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Raisin Pecan Pie

I remember my Grandmother Voltie and Great-Aunt Ophelia making this southern-style pie for Thanksgiving. It was always one of the many cakes and pies lined up for dessert. —Angie Price, Bradford, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Pour boiling water over raisins in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Drain. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla and spices until blended. Stir in pecans and drained raisins. Pour into crust.
  • Bake on a lower oven rack until filling is set, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 524 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Lauren
    Nov 26, 2020

    When I was growing up through my 40's, my Mother made this pie every time I saw my family. She called it Company Pie. Absolutely marvelous!

  • DDPLoeches
    May 23, 2020

    This is very similar to one I grew up with and called "Japanese Fruit Pie". It had coconut (and raisins and pecans) but no spices. I'll have to try this one sometime.

  • duckmichelle
    Sep 27, 2019

    It's strange to me that this 'raisin' pie would represent Tennessee as one of it's best recipes. I've lived here my whole life and I've never heard of anything like this. There are so many wonderful foods and desserts here, this is surprising!

  • Rellierae
    Mar 25, 2018

    This was a family favorite, especially for holidays and company. Like most Southern pies, it is VERY rich. We called it French Nut Pie. My cousin served it to French company once and they assured her there was nothing French about it. They don't know anything about pecans! We love it anyway.