Our first Saskatoon harvest of the year! We usually make jelly or jam but, unfortunately, the birds helped themselves to a lot of the berries already. We did have enough, however, to whip up a pie and some Fresh Saskatoon Cookies (Update: click HERE for the cookie recipe)
Saskatoons are also known as Serviceberries in the U.S.. The local First Nations people call them Tsaqwem.
Whatever you call them, they are delicious!
Fresh Saskatoon Pie
4 cups Saskatoons (fresh)
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
scant 3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
(1/2 Tbsp more flour for sprinkling)
sprinkle of cinnamon
enough PIE DOUGH for 1 - 9 inch double pie crust
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out dough and line a 9" pie pan with bottom crust. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring berries and water to a boil. Simmer for approx 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and 3 Tbsp flour. Stir into berries. Set aside.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 Tbsp flour into bottom of pie crust.
Pour berries into crust. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.
Top with remaining pie crust and cut a slit for steam to escape.
Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and continue to bake another 35 - 45 minutes. Until crust is golden brown.
Remove from heat and let cool on wire rack.
Ooooooh! Close up of the flakiness!
Are you drooling yet?
Now, pie is not my favorite sweet thing to eat. I love cake and cookies.
BUT...that being said....this was really, really, really good pie.
It set up to the perfect consistency. Yay!
Maybe you need one more photo to see the evidence -