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Saskatoon Berry Pie with Homemade Pie Crust

BS in the Kitchen
A lovely summer fruit pie that can be adapted to include any berry of choice.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Canadian
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 8 -10

Ingredients
  

  • FILLING
  • 4 1/2 cups Saskatoon berries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • CRUST
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 5-7 tbsp cold water

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425°F
  • In a large pot, combine your water, cornstarch and sugars. Mix well and bring to a boil and the mixture thickens. Continually stir.
  • Once it starts to boil and thicken, remove from heat.
  • Add in berries, spices, lemon and almond extract.
  • Stir until well combined and set aside.
  • For the crust, in a large bowl combine, your flour, salt and shortening. Crumble together until the shortening is broken into pea sized pieces.
  • Add in cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork until a ball starts to form.
  • Remove from bowl, gentle form dough into a ball. Divide in two.
  • Roll out one half that is one inch bigger in diameter than your pie plate.
  • Transfer to pie plate and trim off excess.
  • Add in filling.
  • Roll out the second portion of the dough, trim into ribbons. Place on pie to create a lattice pattern.
  • Pinch edges together.
  • Place pie in oven at 425°F for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 375°F and bake for 45-50 minutes until the crust becomes golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving.