Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

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Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

Production: 6 – Serving
Preparation: 5 Minutes
Rest time: 30 Minutes
Cooking: 35 Minutes

A classic and economic dessert that our grandparents already enjoyed in their youth.

The farlouche pie (ferlouche in some region) is made of a few simple and easy to find ingredients : raisins, brown sugar (or molasses), a little water and cornstarch. A minimal cooking and we ar ready to pour the mixture into a pie crust to get a wonderful dessert.

The origins of this recipe are difficult to identify and there are many variations on two continents. From the simple molasses pie to the British mince pie, all are related but different.

For our recipe, we use light brown sugar (golden sugar) but you can add molasses or replace it with dark brown sugar to add a touch of bitterness. We also add a touch of nutmeg …. because it is a perfect fit with the raisins and the sugar.

Raisins & brown sugar pie (farlouche)

Water – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Brown sugar – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Dark Dried Raisin – [1 1/2 cup]  (375 ml.)
Butter – [2 tablespoons]  (30 ml.)
Cornstarch  – [1 tablespoon]  (15 ml.)
Pie crust – [2]
Ground Nutmeg – [1/4 teaspoon]  (1 ml.)

1- Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
2- In a saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (180ml) of water, the brown sugar and raisins to a boil.
3- Mix the cornstarch in the remaining water.
4- Add to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
5- Add the butter and stir to distribute it in the mix.
6- Remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes.
7- Pour the filling into a pie shell.
8- Sprinkle the filling with a little freshly grated nutmeg.
9- Cover with the second pie shell.
10- Tightly seal the edges.
11- Cut a small hole in the center of the pie.
12- Bake on lower rack, for 30-35 minutes.

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