This pie was made by my Grandma for my Dad every time we visited her. It is a simple sour cream – vanilla custard, studded with raisins, topped with fluffy meringue. You could substitute any dried fruit, I’ve used dried sour cherries, but I do like the raisins, as that’s what my Grandma used.
Feel free to use your own pre-baked single pie crust or a store-bought one if you like. Likewise, you can top the custard with a simple meringue of 2-3 egg whites and a few Tablespoons of sugar, or you could use the more complex one I’ve included, from Allrecipes, which creates a fluffy meringue that doesn’t deflate or weep, even when refrigerated. (It is fantastic!)