Saturday, June 14, 2008


The Juneberries are ready for picking...

The robins and their babies are happy.

Juneberry Pie

3 ½ c juneberries
¾ c sugar
2 T flour

2-crust pie shell:
2 c flour
¾ c Crisco
dash salt
5 T cold water

Mix flour, Crisco and salt in mixing bowl. Add cold water one tablespoon at a time, and do not overmix. Split dough into 2 pieces. Roll out first crust dough onto floured surface and place into pie pan. Mix filling in a mixing bowl and place into pie pan. Roll out your second crust and place on top of pie filling. Fold over crust edges, press with fork, and poke fork holes on top to allow pie to breathe. Sprinkle top with a bit of sugar and bake for one hour in preheated 400° oven. Cool for 2 hours and serve.

No pie for me this year; my juneberries have that rust... is it cedar-apple rust or juniper rust? Whatever... most of them look just awful. Birds are happy though.


Ruth said...

We call these Saskatoon berries here (or Service berries). I always have a good crop and have made jam with them as well as pie. The birds love them.

NCmountainwoman said...

Never heard of Juneberries. I'll have to find out what they are called here. I'd still be inclined to use other berries for the pie and leave these for the birds.

Floridacracker said...

Not a berry we have, but the color is beautiful!

Sekhar said...

Beautiful photos. Especially that of the baby robin :)

Jane Marie said...

I don't believe I've ever tasted a Juneberry. They are very pretty; I'm assuming they're sweet also.

LauraHinNJ said...

Ruth: Funny... in May when it's blooming I call it a Serviceberry, but now that there's berries it's a Juneberry. I bet they make a nice jam?

NCMountainWoman: Lots of common names - the latin is Amelanchier. The birds do love it!

FC: Yeah... I'm pretty sure you could find it somewhere in Fla.

Sekhar: Hey thanks.

Jane Marie: Yes... sweet and almond tasting sort of.