Red Currant Pie


I got this red currant pie recipe from a friend in Germany. It's a delicious way to incorporate red currants into your baking.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 10-inch pie



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, separated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 ¼ cups red currants


  1. Make the dough: Sift flour and baking powder into a medium bowl. Mix in butter, sugar, egg yolks, and lemon zest until a dough forms. Cover and let rest in a cool place for 30 minutes. Set egg whites aside for the filling.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.

  3. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle; place into the prepared springform pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 25 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make the filling: Beat reserved egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff. Gradually mix in sugar and cornstarch, then beat for 5 minutes. Fold in currants, then pour over crust in the springform pan.

  6. Return to the oven and bake until top is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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