The Japanese Fruit Pie has been said to be a Southern alternative to the Pecan Pie. Whatever it's history it is delicious and one of my favorite holiday pies. It is a really simple pie too, just mix, pour, and right in the oven it goes. This is a family recipe we used to make for Thanksgiving.
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter (softened)
pinch of salt
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1-9" unbaked pie shell (regular depth)
Cream butter and sugar with a stand mixer. Add the salt. Add in eggs one at a time. Add vinegar, coconut,nuts, and raisins. Just mix until blended then pour into pie shell.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 -40 minutes.
My kids like this pie refrigerated when cooled. It is great with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream.