Raisin Crumb Pie
1 lb seeded raisins
1 1/2 cps cold water
3 cps sugar
2 cps flour
1/4 cp shortening
1 cp milk
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tsp baking powder
1 - Wash and clean raisins and add the cold water and 1 1/2 cps sugar.
2 - Cook until raisins are tender and plump.
3 - Set aside to cool.
4 - Mix the flour, 1 1/2 cps sugar and the shortening, crumbling well with the finger tips.
5 - Take out 1 cup of these crumbs and set aside.
6 - To the remaining crumb mixture add the eggs and the milk and mix well.
7 - Stir in the baking powder.
8 - Line 2 large pie pans with rich pastry, and fill with the cooked raisins, pour over this the batter and sprinkle the top with the cup of reserved crumbs.
9 - Bake in a hot oven (440 degrees F.) for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to moderate oven (350 degrees F.) and finish baking about 35 minutes.