Post Christmas Glow

I love Christmas! All holidays really, anytime where you have the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends is a good time to me. We had a large Christmas Eve celebration with my extended family and then on Christmas Day we had a smaller feast. It was nice to just be with my family, present in the moment, enjoying the laughter.

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My grandma and I made a Sour Cream Raisin Pie – sounds weird – but it was WONDERFUL! and I don’t take desserts lightly so you know it must be good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dairy sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell (homemade or store bought)

Easy as 1-2-3

  1. In a heavy medium saucepan stir together the sour cream, 1-1/2 cups sugar, flour, egg yolks, and raisins. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Keep warm.
  2. For meringue, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed about 4 minute more or until mixture forms stiff glossy peaks (tips stand straight).
  3. Pour warm filling into baked pie shell. Spread meringue over filling. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill 3 to 6 hours before serving; cover for longer storage.

Note: We did not use Cream of Tartar – and it was a-ok! If I was bringing this somewhere or presentation was more important I would definitely remember to add it, but our Meringue still got peaky without it!

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Ohhh and lest I forget the crazy WIN OKC had on Christmas Day! Yah Boys!! I also have to give a shout out to GSW – they had one hell of an exciting game!

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The last couple of days have been WARM! Yes, you heard right! After the ice storm last weekend we have been having really nice weather! The sunset was beautiful yesterday and I tromped around the farm taking some pictures.

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So different than a beach sunset – but still holds beauty.

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Yeeehaw, Y’all! Have a great weekend! I hope that you are enjoying this time as much as I have been able to.

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