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Saskatoon Berry Pie Recipe

Moving to Saskatoon has taught me many things but one of them is that for those of us around here, nothing compares to a slice of Saskatoon berry pie.  It is the ultimate summer food.  

Saskatoon Berry Pie RecipeIngredients (Filling)

  • 3 1/2 cups Saskatoon berries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Ingredients (Pastry)

  • 2 cups pastry flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 1/4 cup 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. 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.

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