Chess Pie


1-1/3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts
2/3 cup raisins
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell


Heat together the sugar and butter until well blended. Add the eggs, water, and vanilla and beat again. Stir in the nuts and raisins. Pour into the pastry shell and bake in a moderate oven (375 degrees F) for 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature and serve with whipped cream.

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