My black currant berry bush has given us so many beautiful berries this year! I shared my currant berry muffin recipe with you now I want to share a delicious currant berry pie recipe. It turned out wonderful and it looks so beautiful as well. It is so satisfying making a pie from berries you picked from your own yard.
All my grandparents had currant berry bushes growing in their yards, and if you live in an older home, chances are you may have currant berries as well! I think these berries were popular back in the day and it seems like everyone had one (where I live anyway). But now, hardly anyone I ask even knows what a currant berry is.
You are going to need about 4 to five cups of berries for this recipe. If you don’t have enough currant berries, you could add in some other berries as well. The first thing you will do is toss the berries with flour, cinnamon, and sugar. Toss gently since currant berries tend to be soft and fragile.
It should look like the photo below once tossed. Pour this mixture in a prepared pie crust. I used a store bought one…I’m guilty. But they are so much easier.
Drop in a cube of butter that you have cut into small squares. Just lay them on top of the berry mixture.
Cut one of the crusts into strips to create a lattice for the top layer.
Brush top pastry with milk and then sprinkle with sugar. And that’s it! Bake at 375 degrees for 50 min. A great trick is to wrap the edges in tinfoil for the first 25 minutes of baking time. Then remove the tinfoil and continue baking for 25 more minutes. Doing that will keep the edges from over-browning.
Enjoy this pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the best! Be sure to get the kids involved with making this pie. They will be way more likely to try it if they get to help. They also LOVE picking berries and seeing where their food really comes from.