After a long day of Saskatoon berry picking, it’s time to fantasize about what you’ll make with all those delicious berries! I’ve rounded up my favourite Saskatoon berry pie, muffins, cake and more for your baking pleasure.
P.S. If this is your first time picking and cleaning Saskatoon berries, or any berries for that matter, you’ll want to head on over to my post about how to freeze Saskatoon berries, as well as my little meditation on why you’ll find me in the berry patch every summer.
What is a Saskatoon Berry?
For all my readers that do not reside in Canada, or specifically the Canadian Prairies, a Saskatoon Berry is similar to a blueberry, only the taste is a little tarter and the texture a bit meatier. You can easily substitute blueberries for Saskatoon berries. However, blueberries have a more watery texture, so you may have to watch your liquids if it’s a recipe where the berries are mashed.
With that out of the way, here’s my favourite Saskatoon berry recipes that I’ve developed, or are family favourites.
If you’ve never eaten a Saskatoon berry before, start with this recipe. Eating a slice is practically a prerequisite to being Canadian.
If you find yourself with a bit of leftover filling, you’ll want to make this recipe. . .
They’re so easy and so delicious!
If you’re looking for an impressive dessert that isn’t the typical Saskatoon berry recipe, you’ll want to try the next two. . .
I layered my colours so that it would look prettier for blog pictures. If I was making it just to eat for myself and felt short on time, I would just mix the berries and cream cheese mixture all in one bowl and be done with it.
For the keto or low carb friends in your life, this is the closest you’ll get to a compliant dessert on my site. To keep it truly keto friendly, add stevia to the whipped cream instead of sugar and use fresh berries instead of making the compote.
Not feeling so fancy? You need to try my childhood favourite!
No after-school afternoon at my Grandma’s house was complete without these muffins. Once you try them, they’ll be a staple in your house too!
The beauty of bumbleberry is that it can pretty much be anything you want it to be. Generations of farm wives have used the catch-all phrase of bumbleberry to use up bits of Saskatoon berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, and crabapples.
I hope you enjoyed my favourite Saskatoon berry recipes! Which one will you try first?
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