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Saskatoonberry Pie with Coconut Crust Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 1/4 cup of cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 cups of Saskatoonberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Special equipment needed:
- 9-inch pie dish
- Rolling pin
- Pastry blender or food processor
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, shredded coconut, and salt. Add the cubed butter and use a pastry blender or food processor to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Gradually add the cold water and mix until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into two equal portions, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

4. In another mixing bowl, combine the Saskatoonberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.

5. Roll out one portion of the dough on a floured surface and transfer it to the pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.

6. Pour the Saskatoonberry mixture into the pie crust.

7. Roll out the other portion of the dough on a floured surface and cut it into strips. Arrange the strips in a lattice pattern over the Saskatoonberry filling.

8. Cover the edges of the pie with aluminum foil to prevent burning.

9. Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

10. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 45-50 minutes
Serving size:
8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 357
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 41mg
Sodium: 155mg
Carbohydrates: 51g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 24g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use other types of berries, such as blueberries or blackberries, instead of Saskatoonberries.
- You can use coconut oil instead of butter for a vegan version of the recipe.

- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the Saskatoonberry filling for extra flavor.
- Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top of the lattice crust before baking for a decorative touch.
- Serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the butter is cold when you cut it into the flour mixture to ensure a flaky crust.
- If the edges of the pie start to brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil.
- Let the pie cool completely before slicing to prevent the filling from spilling out.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To freeze the pie, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the pie, preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pie on a decorative pie plate or platter.
- Dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar before serving.

- Top the pie with fresh Saskatoonberries or other berries for a pop of color.

- Serve the pie with a cup of coffee or tea for a cozy dessert.

Suggested side dishes:
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the crust is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it comes together.
- If the filling is too runny, add more cornstarch.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the berries before using them in the recipe.
- Store the pie in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Saskatoonberries are a native fruit to North America and have been used by Indigenous peoples for centuries.

Flavor profiles:
- The Saskatoonberries have a sweet and slightly tart flavor, while the coconut crust adds a nutty and tropical note.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pie warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.

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Region: Canadian

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Fruity, Coconutty