Elderberry Pie

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary you can’t go wrong with this Elderberry Pie, especially if you have a neighbor with an elderberry bush in season!

An elderberry pie with lattice top sits on a wooden table.

I wrote recently about the health benefits of a special berry in my post, Elderberry Wine. But with elderberries in season, I thought it would justify one more post about this tasty and healthy fruit. Although the elderberry is small, my neighbor’s bush yielded a lot of berries; enough even for me to make a pie. The results were heavenly.

Before I go on though, I do want to point out that the elderberry does have a somewhat unique flavor. It’s similar to a blueberry but with a twist. There’s a certain zest to it that distinguishes it from other berries.

A close-up of an elderberry pie sitting on a wooden table outside.

Being distinguished can be a good thing. Especially if you’re a berry in a pie.

A slice of elderberry pie on a plate on a table outside.

For this recipe I used my favorite vodka-infused fool-proof pie crust. I wonder if the health benefits of the berries counteract the not-so-healthy attributes of the pie crust?

I think worrying about your health when eating a slice of pie is like talking about diets on Thanksgiving Day; it distracts from the pleasure of the moment.

I wish you all were in the neighborhood so I could share with you a slice of this elderberry pie! Of course, if you all came at once, I might have to make more…but it would be worth it!

A slice of Elderberry Pie on a plate.

Elderberry Pie

This delicious Eldeberry Pie is made with a flaky crust and rich, full elderberry filling. This classic berry pie will soon be a new favorite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Elderberry Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Marly


  • 1 Foolproof Pie Crust
  • 4 cups elderberries rinsed and drained,
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Prepare Pie Crust.
  • Heat your oven to 375F.
  • Place berries and sugar in a saucepan. Mix cornstarch with cold water and add to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens and then add lemon juice.
  • Pour berry mixture into pie crust. Dot with margarine and add top crust or make a lattice.
  • Bake the pie for approximately 45 minutes, until the crust is browned. You should put a pan underneath the pie to protect your oven from any overflow.


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