Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday's Favorite Farm Recipe

This week I would spot light one of my mother in-law's recipes.  Jan's raisin cream pie is very popular in Carroll County.  People have been known to come to church dinners just for this pie.  Jan grew up in town but married a farmer.  Jan and Joe's farm over the years has included beef cow/calf herds, hogs, sheep, corn, soybeans, and alfalfa.  Because of the diversity of their farm I think Jan can say she has done it all.  Today, they still raise red Angus cattle as well as corn and soybeans.

Today, Jan and Joe farm with their younger son Jeff.  But, when things get hectic in the fall Jan can be found in the auger cart tractor taking loads of corn to the trucks. 

Grandma Jan with 3 of her 13 grand kids. 
Raisin Cream Pie
   1 cup Raisins cooked in 1 1/2 cups water
   1/2 cup Sugar
   2 Tblsp Vinegar
   Lump of Butter (For us lesser humans that is 1 tablespoon)
   Yolks of 3 Eggs
   3/4 cup Carnation Milk

Cook sugar, vinegar, butter, egg yolks and evaporated milk together until thick stirring constantly.  Add cooked raisins and water to cooked mixture.  Add 1 teaspoon Vanilla and sprinkle Cinnamon (about 1/4 tsp) in mixture.  Pour into a baked pie crust.  Beat remaining egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tarter and 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar.  Beat egg whites till peeked and place over cooked mixture.  Bake in over at 350 F for 15 minutes until meringue is lightly browned.

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