Canadian Saskatoon Pie


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 5 cups saskatoon berries, or as needed

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces (Optional)

  • 1 pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie

  • 1 egg white, beaten lightly (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

243 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 96mg 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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