Hello! About two weeks ago I went Saskatoon berry picking with my family, and so now we have an excessive amount of berries sitting in our freezer. In order to use some of those up, I came up for the recipe with this Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie. And let me tell you, it might just be the most delicious thing that I’ve ever made. The crust is super chocolatey and almost melts in your mouth, plus the filling has just the right amount of sweetness while still managing to show off the Saskatoon berries. Also, did I mention that it’s a no-bake Pie? If you don’t have any saskatoons handy, you can always use blueberries. As always, this Pie is refined sugar free and made with healthy ingredients. Trust me, you need this Pie in your life.
Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie
Serves: Makes 1 9 inch pie
Total Time: About 70 minutes
For the Crust:
- 1 1/3 cup oats (I used steel cut)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 10 small pitted dates
- 3 tbs maple syrup
- 2 tbs coconut oil
For the filling:
- 2 cups fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbs oat flour
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil on the stove. Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and put the dates in it. This is to soften them up a bit. Let the dates sit in the hot water for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pot and put them in a blender.
- Add the rest of the crust ingredients into the blender with the dates. Blend until the ingredients are combined, but you can still see the oats. If you’re using rolled oats, you might not be able to see them after blending, and that should be ok, but I can’t guarantee anything because I haven’t tested the recipe with rolled oats.
- Dump the contents of the blender onto a 9″ Pie plate and use your hands to press down the mixture, forming an even crust all along the bottom and sides of the plate. Any extra crust can be saved and eaten on its own later (it’s that good)😋
- Place the pie plate into the freezer and let the crust set up for about 30 minutes.
- While the crust is setting, start working on the filling. Add the berries, maple syrup, coconut oil and water into a pot. Bring it to a boil on the stove, then reduce to a simmer. Let filling simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until it has started to thicken up a little. Add in the oat flour and stir, then simmer for another 2-5 minutes until the mixture is the consistency of pie filling, or a little looser.
- Take the crust out of the freezer and spoon the filling into it. Place the whole pie in the fridge for about 30 minutes before eating to set the filling.
- Serve cold with Nice Cream and enjoy!
You can now say “you’re welcome” to your tastebuds because by making this pie, you’ve made them very happy! Hope you enjoy and that you have a great weekend;)