Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dish & Serve - Raisin Pie & giveaway

The lovely Jane from Adventures in Dinner is here today to Dish & Serve. I launched Dish & Serve on her blog to see the original post and to see why I started Dish & Serve check out this link.

I'm beyond happy to be guesting today at DeAnn's amazing blog and to be a part of 'Dish and Serve'.
DeAnn is so inspiring and to be honest I struggled to decide what to do.
I finally decided after WAY too long (thanks for being patient DeAnn) to pull out a recipe of my Grandma Kelly's for Raisin Pie.
This recipe is really the height of old fashioned pies. You just don't see them anymore and to be honest I've only seen this version in my area of Canada (Ottawa Valley).
If any of you have seen it elsewhere I'd love to know.

My neighbour (across the street) lost his wife a year ago very abruptly and he had a large group of relatives over recently to plant a tree in the backyard in her honour.
A beautiful Magnolia as gracious as Vivian was.
Not really knowing what to say I offered my support through food.

Pour boiling water over 1 1/2 cups of raisins.
Let stand until cool and drain, saving the water.

Get your pie crust ready or use prepared.
In a bowl combine; 3/4 cup sugar, 2 T. flour and the zest of a lemon (yes, in my bowl is a LOT more-I made three).
Add in your raisins with the juice of one lemon and 1/2 cup of your raisin water.
Place in 9 inch pie crust.
Dot with butter and top with pastry.
Poke with a knife to release the steam.
Bake (on a tray unless you'd like to clean your oven) at 350 for 40 minutes or until the bottom is browned.

If you would like to do a Dish & Serve post just let me know! I would love for you to do one :) Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.

I am going to do a giveaway, right now...well you can enter right now. 
For what you say, hows about a $30 gift card to Target?! Sound good?!
(and if you don't live by a Target a gift card to another store will be arranged)

What you have to do to enter:
1. Pin two different things from my blog onto Pinterest
2. Like my Facebook page if you haven't already
3. Leave a comment saying that you did both and boom you're entered. 
easy peezy lemon squeezey...now get to it!

Starts today, ends Sunday night the 10th winner will be announced Monday the 11th


  1. Thanks so much for putting me on, I really appreciate it C:

  2. So glad you mentioned how awesome your blog is and now I'll have to share it ;). I'm super excited for the Self Reliance Fair!!!!!!
    Did both girl.

  3. Brittney Griffith KohlJune 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Your blog is wonderful DeAnn! Dont ever doubt it! Thanks for encouraging so many to serve! Thanks also for the chance at the gift card; I pinned and liked! :)

  4. Pinned a couple and shared a link on facebook :)

  5. Ah, sorry.
    I was going to say we did a bit of this today with the kids, we invited the neighbor over for dinner, her son and daughter in law went on a trip. It made me think of Grandma Windham and the neighbors that used to check in on her. I felt so grateful for their kind words and deeds, even when short and sweet!

  6. Got ya pinned and already had ya liked! ;) I also posted a link on my facebook to hopefully get you a little more traffic. I think what you are doing is amazing! Great job D!!!!

  7. Pinned and liked!! ps- I saw this from Kara, such a great idea! :D

  8. I'm in! Although I thought I had liked your page when you first put it up. I really respect what you are doing and enjoy checking out the new things you post. That raisin pie looks yummy! :)


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