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.
You’ve been making pies, and now you have this awkward little bit of pie filling left over. What do you do?
Don’t throw it out, make these easy hand pies instead!
You’ll need 2 heaping tablespoons of leftover pie filling per hand pie, pre-made butter pastry, and a pizza cutter to cut the strips.
Cut a long rectangle, about 4 inches wide and the length of the pastry dough. Add 2-3 heaping tbsp pie filling to the bottom half. Fold over, pinch the dough shut, and poke a few holes through the top with a fork.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Nothing says summer like a classic Saskatoon berry pie. You can have your blueberries, but I’ll take slightly tart Saskatoon berries instead any day of the week.
When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit we can grow seems extra special. My mother-in-law has two cherry trees on her acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees. Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my youth. I love the newer U of S varieties!
The bush with smaller cherries was ready a week earlier, so I made three and a half jars of jam with those. This year I ran my cherries through the mini blender, and I am much happier with how the jam turned out. This week the big cherries were ready, so that means it’s time for the annual pie!