This is one of the best Saskatoon berry pie recipes!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 30 mins
3 hrs 5 mins
1 8-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pie Filling:


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk 2 cups 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.

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

  • Whisk sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons 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.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • 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

367 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 55.7g 18% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 16mg 5% DV; sodium 303.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
This is such a good pie! We found Saskatoons on a walk stopped and picked a full bag of them and went straight home and put them into this pie. Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I did not use the pastry just the pie filling part of this recipe. My family loved it. My husband said it was the best Saskatoon berry pie he had ever had. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Mmm Saskatoon pie!!! Increased the amount of water and berries slightly as we like a juicy pie! Everyone always raves! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Well I'd say this is a winner. We have a serviceberry tree and I was happy to learn that the berries are edible. We don't love crusts in my house so I made this with just the bottom crust using "No Roll Pie Crust I." Ifollowed the pie filling instructions closely. Easy. I would give it a 4 and thought it could maybe use some spice... cinnamon? nutmeg? My husband states it is his favorite berry pie he has ever had so I'll give it a 5. Went out today to pick the rest of the berries and will be making this pie again. Thanks shortcutie! Read More