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Saskatoon Pie    Veg HT CD DP Canadian 70mins

Serves 6-8       Hot Cold Vegetarian Fruit   Dessert Pudding Eggless  Canada Nth America North American

350g/+12oz Shortcrust Pastry
550g/1lb 4oz fresh Saskatoon Berries
30ml/1fl.oz. Water
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
150g/+5oz Sugar
25g/1oz Plain Flour
A pinch of salt
1 teasp Allspice
15g/ oz Butter
A little milk
A little extra Sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas Mark 7 and line a 20cm/8-inch pie plate with of the pastry.

2. Place the berries, water and lemon juice in large bowl then sprinkle with the sugar, flour, salt and allspice and gently mix.

3. Pour the berry mixture into the unbaked pie shell and dot with butter .

4. Roll the remaining pastry out into an oblong and cut into long strips no more than 2.5cm/1-inch thick. Arrange the strips over the filling in a lattice pattern, making sure you seal the edges firmly.

5. Brush with milk then sprinkle with a little sugar and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3 and bake for a further 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.


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