Thursday, 25 May 2006

Saskatoon Berry Pie Recipe

Saskatoon Berry Pie Recipe

  • 4 cups of Saskatoon berries; called Service berries in the US
  • 3/4 cup of sugar, granulated
  • 3 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Pastry for double crust pie
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  1. In a saucepan, simmer Saskatoon berries in water for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice. Stir in granulated sugar mixed with flour. 
  2. Pour into pastry lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust; seal and flute edges. 
  3. Bake in 425F oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350F oven and bake 35-45 minutes longer or until golden brown.
Here is another well known Saskatoon Berry Recipe

Pie Filling:
  • 3 1/2 cups of Saskatoon berries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Extract
  • 2 cups pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of lard
  • 1/4 cup of cold water

Pie Filling:
  1. Cook berries in water until boiling. Reduce water if using frozen berries. Add mixed cornstarch and sugar and boil until clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, butter and almond extract. Cool. 
  2. Use as a filling for single or double crust pie, tarts, or on a cheesecake.
  1. Sift flour, measure and sift again with salt. Cut in lard until in pea-sized pieces. Mix in cold water. Form into a ball. Roll out and place in pie plate. Use extra pastry for top crust. Bake at 425 F for 15 minutes. Cool.


  1. i tried the saskatoon berry pie. It was delicious. It just takes for ever to pick the berries. However, the pie went over so well that I picked enough for three more. The berries are now in the freezer. Thanks so much. Henny

  2. My father just returned from a journey down memory lane, to his boyhood farm just outside of Kipling, Saskatchewan. As a young European immigrant farm boy, he spent his boyhood under berry bushes, and ambling through Saskatoon shrubs. His gift to me, his urbanite foodie daughter from Toronto, was a large bucket of Saskatoons. Thanks for the recipe, and for the inspiration to use these fruits.

    Jennifer Hompoth,
    Toronto, ONT.

    1. Curiosity has me - what is your father's name? I grew up in Kipling. My dad is Henry Daku - his father was Bert and his siblings are Bert, Edward, Peter, Lillian, Leona, Evelyn and Carolyn. Not often you hear mention of Kipling.

    2. Anonymous1:26 p.m.

      HEY! I was just looking at this - Jenny Daku? This is Cheryl Szakacs! and I was thinking the same thing - Hompoth - Valentine, John, Helen and Kenny? our family used to visit with them! Jennifer - who is your dad?
      Jenny - where are you? I just went Saskatoon picking in Calgary - awesome! so much better than going thru bushes loaded with woodticks.

    3. Small world when another former Kipling resident sees comments from a couple other ones. I too spent many hours picking berries in the bush. Also pin cherries, gooseberries, chokecherries etc

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  4. Anonymous9:44 a.m.

    Do I need to alter the recipe if I'm using frozen berries?

  5. Anonymous2:12 p.m.

    usually frozen berries can be substituted with fresh. however there is truly nothing like making a Saskatoon berry pie with berries that you yourself have picked from the wild. I've done this as a child with my grandparents, it's hard work but is it ever worth it.

  6. Thanks so much for this recipe. I have been trying to make the perfect Saskatoon Pie for many years. I tried this one yesterday and it turned out perfectly. The flavor was just right and the consistency of the filling was fantastic. It will be the one that I use from now on. Thanks!!

  7. Anonymous9:18 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing the saskatoon pie recipe. I tried it for the first time with our first real batch of saskatoons. Rave reviews for the pie. We planted 40 saskatoon "sticks" 10 years ago and this year was the first year we had more than 1 cup of berries.

    St. Adolphe, Manitoba

  8. Anonymous12:39 a.m.

    the pie is great! Thanks!

  9. This pie is delicous! The crust rolled out perfectly; the berries were cooked but retained their shape...excellent - thanks for posting the recipe!

  10. Anonymous11:53 a.m.

    Hi there. This is my first attempt to make saskatoon pie. It was a hit and I will be adding this to my favourite recipes! Thanks so much for sharing. It is really too bad that some people out there are very mature in their comments.

  11. Anonymous11:20 a.m.

    which one was better? I am going to make it today and don't know if i should use the basic recipe or the one with the Almond extract

  12. I think it turned out awsome!! Never made one before but my Girlfriend picked some fresh berry's and wanted a pie and i couldn't of used a better recipe!! I used a little less water so the filling would be slightly thicker though!! Thanks!!

  13. Anonymous7:24 a.m.


  14. Wow! Its great to see these berries making an apperence on cooking blogs! Check out! :)

  15. Thanks for the recipe. Now i have designs to make of this and I tried this yesterday and it turned out perfectly. I am sure my mom would definitely love it.

  16. Anonymous5:52 p.m.

    Hi - I also would like to know who used what recipe and which was better. Plz and thanks!

  17. hmm. I like your berry pie recipe. It sounds yummy and I'll surely try this later. I'll make sure it will look exactly the same as your photo.thanks for sharing pliage serviettes restaurant

  18. Anonymous4:38 p.m.

    I would like to know who used which recipe. The pie filling one or the Saskatoon Pie recipe? I would like to try the filling recipe as I prefer cornstarch over flour..Please?