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

crumb topping
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


  1. Thanks for the recipe. We went berry picking today and the farm was awesome - what a fantastic place! I will be trying out your crumble/pie recipe soon :)

    1. I'm so glad you guys got a chance to go and that you enjoyed it.
      I hope the pie turns out to be as big of a success. Keep me posted :)

  2. Whoah, this looks even better than my imagination said it would. LOL I've come over from Food on Friday - and I'll have a crack at this one, but using our home grown rhubarb. :) Looks gorgeous.

    1. Thanks! Rhubarb would be delicious. Yum!

  3. Wow, I haven't come across Saskatoon berries since I was a child. I grew up in Edmonton and remember family outings where we picked them along the Northern Saskatchewan River. :)

    Your pie looks amazing btw!

    1. Thanks! Half the fun was picking the berries. The other half was eating it ;)

  4. Just saw this on Food on Fridays and I miss Saskatoon Berries, sigh. And YYC? Victoria? Former Island girl here, and missing all the 'fruits' we used to pick and eat from nature.

    1. Island girl, lucky! I'm a prairie girl, YYC is Calgary (in airport code). Thanks for stopping by!


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