Saskatoon Meringue Pie

A saskatoon pie with a difference has a creamy mauve filling topped with fluffy meringue.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup saskatoons
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine

    Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar

    Method:
    Combine water, saskatoons, lemon rind, sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Crush some of the berries to release the juice and cook over low heat until mixture is thick and clear. Add a tablespoon of hot mixture to beaten egg yolks then add egg yolks to saucepan and continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and butter. Cool. Pour into cooled 9 pie shell and top with meringue.

    Beat egg whites until frothy then slowly add sugar and continue beating until all sugar is dissolved and meringue will stand in still peaks. Spread evenly on pie filling and bake in 350 F over 15 minutes or until evenly browned. Cool before serving.