Named after the president of the Confederacy and most likely created during The War Between the States, this pie is basically a spicy version of chess pie and has as many versions throughout the South as pecan pie and sweet potato pie. I’ve eaten it in Mississippi with chopped dates, in Tennessee with dried apricots, and at home in North Carolina with crystallized fruits, but I still say the best
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and two sugars with an electric mixer till fluffy. Add the flour and eggs, and beat till well blended. Add the half-and-half, bourbon, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla and continue to beat till well blended and smooth. Stir in the raisins, scrape the mixture into the pie shell, and
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