Elderberry Pie

"This is my father's recipe. After many years, I finally got him to write it down. I go out in the fields about August 1st (in my area) and harvest some wild elderberries to make this delicious pie. My Grandson toke the top prize at the FFA Pie aution in 2006 with this pie."
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  • Combine berries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan.
  • Heat mixture until it just starts to boil, stirring occassionaly.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spread bottom crust in a 9 inch pie pan.
  • Spread berry mixture in pie shell.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Dot butter on top.
  • Put top crust on and seal edges.
  • Poke several vent holes in top crust.
  • Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, leaving pie in oven, and bake for 30 minutes longer.

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  1. Urbannatureman
    Not only has this recipe become a staple in our holidays each year, but as we pick a ton of elderberries each year, I also used it as a basis for my jam recipe. <br/><br/>We loved it so much, we're spreading the word! We shot a video on baking tips and added a homemade crust recipe that works really well with it.<br/>http://www.urbannatureman.com/elderberry-pie/
  2. Joseph Borges
    We love this. I doubled the recipe and still have one pie in the freezer. I used a gram cracker crust and it was very nice. A flavor all its own, but you would almost think there was chocolate in it. This was also great cold the next day and held up very well for the week we had it in the fridge as we ate two small pieces each night.
  3. Tim C.
    This pie was absolutely delicious. Exactly like my mother used to make. Thank you for sharing!
  4. Debby L.
    Not very sweet and not crazy about using flour. I like the recipe I’ve made before with cornstarch thickener better. Will not make again, but will use the cinnamon and butter topping. Disappointed.
  5. Sharon T.
    I had not made an elderberry pie for years. We had a good crop of berries this year, so I sought out a recipe and found this one. It was excellent! Tomorrow is my family reunion, and I plan to make another pie for it also.


  1. Sharon T.
    I didn't tweak anything, but I think I will cook the filling a little longer this time so that possibly the berries will be a little softer.


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