The Fruits of our Labour: Saskatoon Crumb Pie
Homemade pie is epic.
Homemade pie when you pick your own fruit is epic to power of ten.
It tastes better knowing you have the freshest berries imaginable and having had a hand in the process.
After a successful trip to The Saskatoon Farm yesterday, I was bound and determined to make some sweet desserts as a reward for the little farmers in my family. Pie or crumble? Hmmm perhaps a mash up of both would create the ultimate result.
Introducing.....Saskatoon Crumb Pie. Half pie, half crumble, all good.
Saskatoon Crumb Pie
1 disk of pie dough
4 cups Saskatoon berries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
pinch of minit tapioca
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 425F.
In medium bowl toss Saskatoon's, sugar, flour, tapioca, and zest until coated evenly. Set aside.
In separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
Place bottom crust in pie plate, crimping edges. Add in berries and top with crumb mixture.
Bake for 5 minutes. Lower heat to 350F and continue to bake for 40-45 minutes.
If edges or topping begin to brown too quickly, cover with tinfoil.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Serve with vanilla ice cream
Adapted from my Saskatoon Pie & Saskatoon Crumble