Love can make you act crazy, do foolish things and sometimes love makes your heart grow so big that you can't do enough for your sweetie. When I think of true love, my Grandparents are at the top of the list. Their marriage spanned the Depression, WWII and the test of time. They breezed through the hard times because they leaned on each other. When one would be down, the other helped them up. There was financial stress during the Depression, uncertainty during the war, and later sickness and loss. But all along the way they doted on each other, bff's and partners in life. Partners in everything. Grandpa farmed, Grandma kept the books. Grandpa gardened, Grandma canned. Grandma cooked and Grandpa ate!
Just for him she would make his favorites. Never a meal without hot bread with homemade jams and jellies. On Sundays two meats on the table, for choice Grandma would say! Desserts were his weakness and even though she never ate a slice, Sour Cream Raisin Pie was made often to satisfy his sweet tooth. Old fashioned love, the kind that is lasting and true can be yours... this is how you make it!
Grandma's Sour Cream Raisin Pie
2 cups sour cream
4 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
1 cup sugar
4 heaping teaspoons flour
1½ cups raisins
Stir sour cream and egg yolks in a saucepan. Add sugar, flour, and raisins and mix. Cook over medium heat until raisins are plump and mixture is glossy. Pour into a 10-inch baked piecrust.
For the meringue
4 to 8 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
4 to 5 tablespoons sugar
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until frothy. Add sugar slowly until peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, spread meringue over warm pie filling. Spread over pie edge to ensure firm seal. Swirl top of meringue with spatula to create peaks. Bake at 350ºF until peaks are golden brown.