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Saskatoons are a berry found in the British Columbia prairies, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. They resemble a blueberry in looks but can be very nutty and cherry-like in flavour. This pie is a family favourite.

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20 mins
45 mins
20 mins
1 hr 25 mins
1 9-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Bring saskatoon berries and water to a simmer; cook for 15 minutes. Drain any excess water; set aside to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Whisk 1/2 cup sugar and tapioca together in a bowl. Stir tapioca mixture and lemon juice into berries.

  • Line a 9-inch pie plate with a single crust; pour berry mixture into crust. Dot berries with butter. Place top crust over berries; crimp edges of pie together tightly. Brush top of pie with egg white.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove pie from oven, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, and return to the oven until pie is golden and filling is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Freezing Unbaked Pies:

Make the pie and then freeze it raw. Wrap the top of the pie with clear plastic wrap, then foil paper (this will prevent foil from sticking to pie crust when you remove it). Put the pie in a freezer bag; remove as much air as possible.

To cook, remove foil paper and plastic wrap. Cook frozen pie in oven preheated to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is golden, about 1 hour 20 minutes. It takes longer than a fresh pie.

Editor's Note:

Saskatoon berries may be called serviceberries in some markets.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 39.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 135.2mg. Full Nutrition