I have been asked for the recipe for my all-time favorite pie recently, and I thought I would go ahead and share it with my bloggy friends. I love this pie so much that I can eat it all day long! :) The best way to describe it is a pecan pie with a twist.
Interestingly, the recipe did not originate from the Orient. Rather, it is a recipe dating back to the Colonial days….
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, butter or margarine, sugar, vanilla extract, and vinegar. Beat until smooth. Stir in pecans, coconut, and raisins. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Cool before serving.
It is called “Japanese” because of the coconut flakes, and way back when, it was thought that coconuts came from Japan. It was purported that Martha Washington had it made for George Washington’s birthday one year.