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Saskatoon Berry Pie

This Saskatoon berry pie takes me back to childhood. I would run with a old yellow tupperware cup and pick the berries, returning home all excited with my bounty to be told I didn’t have nearly enough for a pie. I wash crushed because I loved to help bake and then eat saskatoon berry pie. I still remember the field across the street from home where I played everytime I was sent outside.

I wrote a post all about picking and freezing saskatoon berries. If you can find saskatoon berries please try them, if not you can substitute blueberries in any saskatoon recipe you find and like.

This is my Mom’s recipe for Saskatoon pie, that I took the time to figure out ingredient amounts for you. Some people put lemon in their saskatoon pie recipe, I do not, my mother’s pie recipe was much loved so why mess with it?

This makes a very large pie, with a thick juicy saskatoon filling.

A large slice of saskatoon pie with the large pie in the background. The pie is has a thick fresh blueberry pie filling that is homemade.

What Does Saskatoon Berry Taste Like

Although similar to blueberries in size and you can interchange blueberries and saskatoon berries in any recipe Saskatoon berries are different. If your American you may know Saskatoon berries at June berries.

Saskatoon berries are similar to blueberries with a hint of almond flavour. We absolutely love them, and were thrilled to find them growing in our new yard.

Cleaning and Prepping Saskatoon Berries

If your baking up a saskatoon pie using fresh berries the first step is to clean and prep the saskatoons. Here is my post about how to clean and freeze saskatoons. Once cleaned you can use either fresh or thawed frozen saskatoons in this pie recipe.

Saskatoon Berry Pie Recipe

Ingredients for Saskatoon Pie

1 double pie crust, bought or a homemade recipe

6 cups of fresh or thawed frozen saskatoons

3/4 of a cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons minute tapioca

2 tbsp butter

1 egg

sprinkle of white sugar

If your wanting a pie crust recipe with step by step tutorial I have a very detailed pie crust tutorial you may enjoy.

All the ingredients needed for making from scratch saskatoon pie. There is lemon juice, fresh saskatoon berries, sugar, butter and minute tapioca.

How to Make a Saskatoon Berry Pie

Preheat your oven to 400F. Roll out your pie crust and line a large pie plate with the crust. Wrap and then set the second crust aside.

In a large bowl, add the saskatoon berries, sugar, and minute tapioca. Mix to coat the berries.

Pour the berries into the center of the pie shell. Cover with the second crust. Pinch the pie edges to seal, and trim off the excess crust. Cut some slits in the top of your pie crust to let the steam escape.

In a small bowl, beat the egg. Brush onto the top of your pie with a pastry brush, sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Hint: Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place it under your pie in the oven. This does nothing for the baking of your pie, but if juice happens to bubble over it will save you from having to clean your oven.

Bake your Sasktoon berry pie at 400F for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven to 350F. Bake for about 50 minutes more. As this is a long time for a pie, double check that your crust isn’t getting too brown. If it starts to darken cover with a loose piece of tin foil.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

A fresh saskatoon pie cooling on a wood board to protect the counter. The pie is golden brown and you can see sugar sprinkles on top.

Serving Fresh Saskatoon Pie

Its important to let your Saskatoon pie cool before serving. Let the pie cool for about 30 minutes before cutting. This will both prevent mouth burns from hot pie filling and it gives the pie filling time to solidify making for prettier slices with nice solid edges. Store it in the fridge for up to 7 days.

How to Freeze Saskatoon Pie

I prefer to freeze all my fruit pies uncooked. For freezing I prefer to use small metal pie pans instead of my large porcelain ones. Wrap each saskatoon pie in tin foil and then plastic. Add a date, they can freeze for up to 4 months. When ready to use let thaw on the counter for an hour still covered. Remove the cover and bake as usual.

A large slice of saskatoon berry pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. The pie is sitting on a white plate and a blue and white tablecloth.

Berries are by far my favorite fruit, so I have a large collection of recipes that features berries of all types. I have collected recipes that feature berries on this Recipes with Berries board on Pinterest.

A large slice of fresh saskatoon berry pie.

Saskatoon Pie

Fresh saskatoon berries are mixed together with tapioca to form a sweet, juicy and solid berry pie filling. The saskatoon berry filling is enclosed in a light flaky pie crust and then baked to create a little slice of pie heaven.
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Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour 5 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time:2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 double pie crust bought or a homemade recipe
  • 6 cups of fresh or thawed frozen saskatoons
  • ¾ of a cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minute tapioca
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • sprinkle of white granulated sugar

Instructions

How to Make a Saskatoon Pie

    Prepare the Pie Crust

    • Preheat your oven to 400F. Roll out your pie crust and line a large pie plate with the crust. Wrap and then set the second crust aside.

    Mix the Saskatoon Berry Pie Filling

    • In a large bowl, add the saskatoon berries, sugar, and minute tapioca. Mix to coat the berries.
      All the ingredients needed for making from scratch saskatoon pie. There is lemon juice, fresh saskatoon berries, sugar, butter and minute tapioca.

    Assemble and Bake the Saskatoon Pie

    • Pour the berries into the center of the pie shell. Cover with the second crust. Pinch the pie edges to seal, and trim off the excess crust. Cut some slits in the top of your pie crust to let the steam escape.
    • In a small bowl, beat the egg. Brush onto the top of your pie with a pastry brush, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake your pie at 400F for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven to 350F. Bake for about 50 minutes more. As this is a long time for a pie, double check that your crust isn’t getting too brown. If it starts to darken cover with a loose piece of tin foil.
      A fresh saskatoon pie cooling on a wood board to protect the counter. The pie is golden brown and you can see sugar sprinkles on top.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool. Its important to let your Saskatoon pie cool before serving. Let the pie cool for about 30 minutes before cutting. This will both prevent mouth burns from hot pie filling and it gives the pie filling time to solidify making for prettier slices with nice solid edges.
    • Store it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
      A large slice of fresh saskatoon berry pie.

    Notes

    Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place it under your pie in the oven. This does nothing for the baking of your pie, but if juice happens to bubble over it will save you from having to clean your oven.
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Keyword: berry recipe, saskatoon pie,, saskatoon recipe
    Servings: 6
    Cost: $10

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