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Serviceberry Recipes

Blossoms:  late April to mid May
Ripens:  mid July to mid August

The fruit, also known as Juneberries, is only 3/8 to 5/8 inches in diameter and purple-red to black when ripe.

Serviceberry Pie

3 1/2 cups serviceberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
pastry for a two-crust pie

Mix all the above ingredients together except pastry, coating the serviceberries well.  Put in 9-inch pie shell and cover with top crust and flute edges.  Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

Serviceberry Pie #2

2 pints berries rinsed, picked over, and drained on absorbent paper
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 unbaked pie shell (one 9" crust)

Prepare berries and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, sift together sugar, flour and salt.  Gently toss the berries with the mixture and set aside.

In a second mixing bowl, using a fork, stir butter, flour and dark brown sugar together.  The mixture should be crumbly.

In the unbaked pie shell, arrange the berry mixture and sprinkle it with the brown sugar topping.  Bake the pie on the lower shelf of a 425 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.