Raisin and Almond Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Submitted by: Charles Phan

Individual almond-flavored raisin pies are so good with ice cream and caramel sauce.
  • Yields 5 individual pies
  • Details



      • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
      • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 pound (2 cups) cold butter, cut into 2-inch cubes
      • 1/3 cup cold water
      • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


      • 1/4 cup butter
      • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
      • 1 teaspoon almond extract
      • 1 large eggs
      • 3/4 cup (2 ounces) almond powder or finely ground almonds
      • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

      Caramel Sauce

      • 1 cup granulated sugar
      • 3 tablespoons water
      • 1 cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons dark rum
      • 2 cups California raisins
      • egg whites
      • Powdered sugar
      • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream



      Mix dry ingredients together with butter until mixture almost comes together. Then, add water, lemon juice and vanilla; mix until ball is formed. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours. Roll out on lightly floured board to 1/8-inch thick. Cut into five 3-inch and five 4-inch circles (10 circles altogether). Chill again.


      Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Add almond extract and egg; beat until smooth and fluffy. Mix in dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

      Caramel Sauce

      In heavy frypan, cook sugar and water together until dark caramel colored. Warm cream in small saucepan over low heat and add slowly to caramelized sugar. Cook and stir until smooth; then stir in rum.

      To Serve

      Place 3 tablespoons Frangipane and 2 tablespoons of raisins on each 3-inch pastry circle. Brush edges with egg white. Cover with a 4-inch circle. Tuck edge under and pinch together. Brush all over with egg white mixed with an equal amount of powdered sugar until smooth. Repeat for remaining pastries. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Serve hot with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 1780 (54% from fat); Total Fat 109g (sat 64g, mono 33g, poly 6g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 330mg; Protein 19g; Carbohydrate 186g; (Dietary Fiber 7g; Sugars 93g; ); Iron 7mg; Sodium 520mg; Calcium 133mg; Potassium 716mg

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