For those of you who don’t know what saskatoons are, they are kind of like blueberries, but not so sweet. They are native to the Canadian prairies. Here we can only buy them at Farmer’s Markets, or pick your own at U-Picks or in the wild.
People protect their own private picking patch with great secrecy. You know you’re one of the family when you are invited to pick saskatoons with them in their private patch!
Here is the Saskatoon Pie recipe that works best for me…
pastry for a double crust pie
4 – 5 c. saskatoons
¾ c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. butter
¼ c. water
Cook water and saskatoons in saucepan on stove for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir. Stir flour and sugar together. Add to saskatoons. Stir well. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Dot with butter. Cover with pastry, poking holes to let steam escape. Bake in oven at 400 F for 15 minutes, and then 350 F for 30 minutes, or till golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice-cream.