Canadian Prairie Saskatoon Berry Pie

2 discs of frozen or fresh home made pie pastry
5 cups Saskatoon berries - frozen or fresh
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar plus 1 TBSP for crust bottom
3 TBSP of flour
zest of 1 lemon
2 to 3 TBSP butter
1 egg
Demerara sugar for crust

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Roll out bottom pastry and place in pie plate.

3. Sprinkle bottom pastry with a TBSP of sugar for a

crunchier bottom crust.

4. Place berries, sugar, flour, and lemon zest in a bowl

and toss gently.

5. Pour berries into pie and daub with butter.

6. Roll out top crust, cover and brush pastry with beaten

egg and sprinkle Demerara sugar on top and cut vents in pastry.

7. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350

degrees and bake for 45 minutes more.

Cool on wire rack.