I had this pie for the first time in Hawaii when I was visiting for a summer. This is very sweet and works great with a scoop of lightly sweet whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream.
2 CUPS Pastry flour
1/2 C Butter (chilled, cut into small cubes)
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
4 Tbsp ice cold water
2 Cups seedless raisins
2 Cups boiling water
1/2 Cup white sugar
3 Tbsp Flour
3/4 Cups Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or even peanuts)
1 Tbps Lemon Rind (grated)
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Pre-heat oven to 425*
Make the crust: Sift flour, salt, and sugar together 3 times, cut in butter until resembles course cornmeal, add water 1 tbsp at a time mixing just until dough comes together, DO NOT OVER MIX. wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour. Divide dough in half roll into 12" rounds. place one round in a 9" pie tin and gently fit to pan. Cover 2nd piece of dough and refrigerate until ready to use. Cover dough in pan with parchment and fill with beans, bake for 12 minutes and remove to cool.
To make filling: In a medium saucepan, bring raisins and water to a boil, boil for 10 minutes, ad flour and sugar to water and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes until thick stirring often, add nuts, lemon juice and rind stir and allow to cool. Pour into par baked pie shell and add top pastry and seal; cut a hole in the center to vent, brush with a little water and sprinkle sugar on crust. Bake 425* 35 - 45 minutes until crust is deep golden brown.
I know it sounds strange but I guarantee this will wow your guests.