Recipe: Election Pie – A new pie for a new world

New invention! Election Pie

This is my pie version of election cake. Apparently, Election Cake was an old time American tradition dating back to the start of our nation. I’ve seen “Election Cake” in many of my old cookbooks, but I cannot possibly make a cake during the Nine Days of Pie! Instead, I invented the FIRST EVER Election Pie!  … Seriously, Google returned nothing on my search for “Election Pie”.  A new pie for a new world!

  • One unbaked pie crust
  • 1 tsp. smoked vanilla powder
  • 1/3 c dark brown sugar
  • 3 T molasses
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 1/3 c. golden raisins
  • 1/3 c. dried currants
  • 1/2 c. nuts, (I used toasted pecans)
  • 1/4 c. white wine
  • 1/4 c. toasted coconut (optional)


Melt butter, let cool. Toss currants and raisins in butter until coated.

Mix eggs with wine, molasses and maple syrup, add brown sugar, vanilla powder, salt, beat until smooth and light.

Add nuts, butter with fruit and coconut, mix well and pour into pie crust.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is set. Let cool before serving.

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