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Old Fashioned Funeral Pie


Updated December 10, 2015
(8 Votes)


Old Fashioned Funeral Pie
Old Fashioned Funeral Pie
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Made year round, this classic Amish dish is loaded with sweet flavors that work perfectly together. Made with cinnamon, all spice and a handful of raisins, Old Fashioned Funeral Pie is rich and moist, and sure to be a hit with the whole family. Additionally, this recipe calls for orange juice, brown sugar, and chopped walnuts, which makes this recipe something quite special. Make this pie for the holidays or another special occasion where you'd bring food, and it's sure to be a hit. There's nothing to mourn here - not only is this pie an old family favorite, it also uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. Homemade pie recipes don't come any easier than this. 

Serves: 8

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 double - crust pie crust - homemade or frozen prepared
  • 1 egg, beaten well

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place raisins into a 2 quart saucepan with the water and orange juice and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes until raisins are plump. Meanwhile, combine the sugars, cornstarch and spices in a small bowl and stir well. Gradually add this to the raisin mixture and cook and stir for about 5 minutes until mixture thickens and bubbles.
  3. Off the heat add nuts, butter and vinegar and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into the bottom piecrust, top with the second crust and crimp tightly. Cut slits in the top crust for steam to escape and brush lightly with beaten egg. Bake 25 30 minutes until golden brown and crust is completely baked.
  4. Cool on wire rack until completely cool before slicing to serve.

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Think mincemeat pie but extra fruity... This particular pie isn't for me, but it's tasty.

I have not tried this recipes yet, but why is there no nutritional information added?

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Best raisin pie I ever ate. I loved the added orange juice and nuts. This recipe is great as is.

For Spikeygirl & pcody: This is a very common Pennsylvania Dutch recipe and not just Amish. It is called a 'funeral pie' because it was the only fruit pie that could be made during the winter and given to the family of one who had passed. This was before fresh fruit was available year round and mass produced frozen fruit and canned pie fillings had been envisioned.

Well, Spikeygrrl, I thought it was an odd name too but I had a guess as to why but I googled it and here's what I found. "This a pie seen quite often in Amish homes. Because it is easy, quick and made from non-seasonal ingredients, it was often taken to the family of those grieving over a passing." So no, no real corpses in the pie.

As Wednesday Adams inquired about Girl Scout cookies, "Are they made of real Girl Scouts?" I simply can't imagine eating something called "Funeral Pie," and must inquire of anyone here who knows: is it made of real corpses? YUCK!!!!!!!! If it really does taste good, why not rename it something less nauseating?

In my husband's family (I'd never heard of it before marrying him!), it's called "Amber Pie", which is much more 'tasteful' than Funeral Pie!!!

Although this is traditionally made with dark raisins, I prefer golden raisins for their sweetness. I use the same amount of two cups of golden raisins and usually use a little more walnuts. It's a terrific recipe!


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