Saskatoon Berry Pie
Invite company over for a fall dessert on your deck and serve up this deep purple, truly Saskatchewan, pie.
I love picking Saskatoon berries with my mom. We get our ice cream pails and tie them around our waist with a belt and fill them to the brim. My favorite dessert to make with Saskatoon berries is Saskatoon berry pie.
This simple pie is easy and quick to make, especially if you have two frozen pie shells in the freezer! Invite company over for a fall dessert on your deck and serve up this deep purple pie.
- Ten cups Saskatoon berries (if they are freshly picked, please ensure you clean them prior to using)
- ¾ cup flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- four regular pie shells (frozen)
- 1 egg
- Take the pie shells out of the freezer. If you want to make the pie in your own pie plate, now is the time to take two of the pie shells and place them in the bottom of two pie plates.
- In a large bowl, combine Saskatoon berries, flour, sugar and lemon juice.
- Mix the ingredients well, making sure that they are full combined.
- Divide the Saskatoon pie mixture between the two pie shells in their plates. Fill until level with the top of the pie shell.
- Take the two remaining pie shells out of their plates and place them on top of the filled pie shell, using a fork to seal all the way round.
- Using the tip of a sharp knife, poke three holes in the middle of the pie to help prevent the pie from boiling over.
- Beat your egg well with a fork in a bowl.
- Using a pastry brush, gently brush some of the egg mixture on top of pie shell. Don’t use the whole egg.
- Dust the top of the pie with raw sugar.
- Bake in your oven set at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes, or until the pie is brown on top and cooked through.
- Serve warm or cold with ice cream.
Tip: I bake all of my pies on parchment paper set on a cookie sheet. This prevents a clean up should one of my pies boil over during baking.
Fun idea: Before you seal the pies with the two remaining shells, take a small cookie cutter and cut two or three shapes from the center of the dough. Place the pie shell over the top of the filled shell and seal with a fork. Add the shapes on top of the pie to give it a whimsical flair.
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