|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Eggs||3 , separated|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Nut meats||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
1.Start by preheating the oven to 400F degrees
2.Line individual pie plates with pastry.
3.Cream butter with 1 cup sugar; add beaten egg yolks and 1 egg white, stiffly beaten.
4.Blend well, add fruits, nuts and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pour into pastry shells
5.Bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes or until fillings are set.
6.Reduce temperature to 325F degrees beat remaining egg whites until stiff, fold in remaining sugar and vanilla.
7.Cover pies with meringue and return to oven.
8.Bake about 15 minutes longer until meringues brown.