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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 pies, muffins, cakes 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 is 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 are my favourite Saskatoon berry recipes that I’ve either developed or are old family favourites!


1. Classic Saskatoon Berry Pie

If you’ve never eaten a Saskatoon berry before, start with this recipe. Eating a slice of this pie is practically a prerequisite to being Canadian.

The best classic Saskatoon Berry Pie recipe. An easy to make summer dessert. #summerdessert #saskatoonberrypie

2. Saskatoon Berry Hand Pies

If you find yourself with a bit of leftover filling from the previous recipe, you’ll definitely want to make these! They are so easy and so delicious!

Have a few leftovers from making a Saskatoon berry pie recipe? Don't through them out, make these easy hand pies instead. #handpies #pie #saskatoonberries #saskatoonberryrecipes #easyrecipes #dessertrecipes #summerdessertrecipe #pierecipe

Looking for an impressive dessert that isn’t the typical Saskatoon berry recipe? You’ll want to try these next two!

3. No-Bake Saskatoon Berry Cheesecake

I layered my colours so the cake 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!

Make this beautiful no bake Saskatoon berry cheesecake when you want a summer dessert recipe to impress your friends.

4. Saskatoon Berry Mini Pavlovas

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!

Saskatoon Berry mini pavlovas are a low carb dessert that can easily be made keto friendly.

5. Saskatoon Berry Muffins

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. I might be a little biased, but these are definitely the best Saskatoon berry muffins I’ve ever had. I guarantee that once you try them, they’ll be a staple in your house too!

I love these saskatoon berry muffins for back to school lunches or healthy after school snack

6. Bumbleberry Crisp with Saskatoon Berries, Rhubarb, & Strawberries

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 bumbleberry to use up bits of Saskatoon berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, and crabapples over the years!

Bumble berry crisp is the ultimate way to use up leftover or frozen berries. Use my recipe or create your own combination of rhubarb, saskatoon berries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or crab apples.

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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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