Saskatoon Berry (Serviceberry) Pie


This is one of the best Saskatoon berry/serviceberry pie recipes!

close up view of Saskatoon Berry Pie
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
1 8-inch pie



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup lard

  • ¾ cup cold water, divided

Pie Filling:

  • 4 cups saskatoon berries, or as needed

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Prepare pastry: Whisk flour and salt together in a large bowl; cut in lard with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles peas. Add 1/4 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until mixture is moistened just enough to form a ball when squeezed. Divide dough into two pieces, form each into a ball, and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

  2. Prepare pie filling: Place berries and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer berries until tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk sugar, flour, and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Stir sugar mixture into berries, return to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until filling is clear, about 2 minutes; stir in lemon juice. Cool filling to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Roll one ball of pastry out on a lightly floured surface to fit an 8-inch pie plate; line pie plate with crust. Pour berry mixture into pie crust; dot with butter. Roll remaining pastry out for top crust, place over filled pie, and crimp edges tightly together.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 35 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Saskatoon berries may be called serviceberries in some markets.

Cook's Note:

Mixing the pastry dough can also be done in a food processor. Pulse flour with lard until it is the size of small peas. Turn mixture into a bowl and proceed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
15g Fat
56g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 94mg 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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