Stop! Please don't dismiss this recipe because you don't like raisin pie. Many people told my mother that they like this pie even though they hate raisin pie. It and mincemeat were my father's and my own favorites when I was growing up. With Father's Day coming up, this pie came to mind. This was always on the pie menu, but especially at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The egg whites rise to the top and make a wonderfully sweet, cinnamon-y, crunchy topping. I used to get into trouble for picking off pieces of this top instead of cutting a piece of it. :) Silly me! The whole pie is delicious!
1Add spices to sugar. Stir. Separate eggs and then add them to the sugar mixture. Also, add vinegar, butter, and vanilla. Mix. Add raisins. Mix.
2Beat egg whites till stiff but not hard and add (gently fold BY HAND into) to mixture just before putting into the oven. (If you overwork this, the egg whites won't rise to the top, so fold gently, but still combine it.) Pour into crust. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. It makes one pie.
3Prepare to be dazzled by the yummy pie and the delicious crunchy topping. I have never had anything even remotely like this pie. It is so good.
Note: I have no idea when my grandmother received this recipe, but it's an old one. She lived from 1892 - 1965.