Dessert • Sweet
Managing Consultant, ServiceNow
This has been my favourite holiday recipe for as long as I can remember. They’re very sweet and very messy to make but my mom always does a batch just for me and that act of love and service makes them even more special to me. You can see the recipe has been well used and well loved.
Prepare Crisco pastry recipe for double-crust as directed on package.
Roll out thinly on lightly floured surface.
Cut into rounds with 4-inch (10 cm) cutter and fit into medium-sized muffin cups.
Combine all filling ingredients except raisins; mix well.
Put raisins into pastry shells, dividing them evenly. Fill ⅔ full with syrup mixture.
Bake on bottom shelf at 425°F (220°C) for 12 to 15 minutes or just until set. Don’t overbake. Underbaking makes them runnier!
Cool on wire rack, then remove from pans.