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The Best Elderberry Pie Recipes

Michael Gonzales
December 21, 2023
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Make an impression at your Fourth of July picnic with this delectable old-fashioned pie! Sweet elderberry flavor is highlighted with the help of sour cream and almond extract in this delicious treat.

Combine the berries, sugar, salt and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring continuously until the sauce thickens up.

Blueberry-Elderberry Pie

This blueberry pie recipe uses Norm’s Farms Elderberry Preserves and homemade crust to bring out its seasonal flair! Enjoy this beautiful and tasty treat for dessert, brunch or even breakfast!

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) have long been recognized for their medicinal qualities; however, this tasty fruit also boasts delicious culinary uses as it can be used to craft both sweet and savory meals using elderberry as its key ingredient. You’ll find it featured in everything from pies and jams/jellies/cordials/syrups etc.

In this recipe, the bright flavor of blueberries is beautifully enhanced by the earthy and tart taste of elderberry. Not only is the result beautiful and easy to prepare – taking only three steps – it is sure to become a family favorite! This dish won’t just please adults either! It will soon become one of your children’s favorites as well!

Peach-Elderberry Pie

Peach-Elderberry Pie

This pie offers an exotic mix of flavors. Peaches work to balance out the tart elderberry taste for an irresistibly delicious treat perfect for any special event or celebration.

A delicious treat made using just pastry dough and elderberry filling, this dessert takes less than an hour to create! Serve this after any meal or even in place of breakfast with vanilla ice cream as a special treat!

Sour cream adds a creamy, light texture that works wonderfully with elderberry filling for a delectable pie that will have everyone wanting more! Its earthy flavor pairs wonderfully with elderberries to produce something delightful that is sure to please.

Elderberries are an incredible fruit with numerous uses, but baking a pie is the ultimate way to showcase their unique flavors. By pairing sweet peaches with the tart elderberry taste, this unique dessert recipe creates an irresistibly tasty dessert everyone is sure to love at any dinner party or family get-together. This delightful treat will impress your dinner guests and is also the perfect treat to bring along for family get-togethers!

Apple-Elderberry Pie

This pie is the ideal way to use fresh elderberries! The tartness of the berries is balanced perfectly with sweet apples and flaky crust, while adding elderberry syrup lends the pie its distinct flavor – perfect for holidays and family celebrations! Additionally, this dish works equally well by itself or combined with other fruits and berries to make an irresistibly flavorful combination!

To prepare the berries for this recipe, they are first soaked in hot water for 30 minutes until soft and plump, before being rinsed and drained.

Filling for this pie begins with a basic pastry dough, then the berries are combined with sugar and cornstarch to thicken it further. Sometimes seeds inside berries may be removed to minimize harshness on the palate, however when heated up these become softened and add great textural elements to this pie!

Once the dough is ready, it should be rolled out on a floured surface and placed into a pie pan. Next comes adding your berry mixture and covering it with either lattice tops or solid tops from half of your dough – before finally baking until both crust and filling have turned golden-brown in color.

Strawberry-Elderberry Pie

Strawberry-Elderberry Pie

This easy, sweet fruit pie is an ideal summer dessert or special event treat, featuring Elderberries for their unique earthy sweetness that stands apart from blueberry or raspberry varieties. Additionally, this recipe uses minimal ingredients.

Before beginning to make the pie, begin by washing and trimming the elderberries. Remove any stems that remain, as well as any green berries which could potentially be toxic. Next, transfer them into a pot for cooking so as to reduce their juice and thicken their consistency.

Once your berries are cool and cooked, mix them with sugar. Combine cornstarch and cold water before stirring into the berry mixture until thickening occurs and you have your finished product!

Fill the pie crust with the berry mixture. If desired, top it off with a light meringue made by whipping whipping cream with vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff peaks begin to form; alternatively use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip instead!

Chocolate-Elderberry Pie

This delicious pie features a decadent custard filling paired perfectly with elderberries for a delightful dessert that is both easy and impressive at any gathering. Perfect for parties and family celebrations alike!

Elderberries are naturally sweet and pair perfectly with many ingredients. You may recognize them from desserts like cakes and cookies, as well as in savory dishes – for instance adding Elderberry syrup to sauces and marinades is perfect for pork or gamey meat dishes!

While this recipe calls for fresh elderberries, you can easily substitute dried elderberries. Simply combine the berries with 1 cup of water, sugar and lemon juice and stir until sugar has completely dissolving before simmering the berries until soft. Combine a small amount of cornstarch with cold water and gradually pour into boiling mixture; simmer until it thickens then remove from heat.

To create this pie, first roll out one ball of dough and fit it into a 9-inch pie pan. Add another ball to cover this first one and trim and crimp as desired before filling with an elderberry mixture and baking. When finished baking, let it cool before refrigerating in an airtight container for at least 24 hours prior to refrigerating for long term storage. This delicious treat makes an ideal dessert, snack, or breakfast addition and should keep for several months when stored properly.

Pumpkin-Elderberry Pie

Pumpkin-Elderberry Pie

If you enjoy pumpkin pie, this variation might just be perfect. Delicious yet straightforward to make, using canned pumpkin puree if necessary for even quicker results!

Combine the berries, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat until just beginning to bubble and thicken before adding lemon juice and cooling.

Pour the berry mixture into a prepared pie crust and spread it out evenly. If desired, create an eye-catching lattice or solid top by creating latticework or solid layers. Brush the surface of your pie with milk before topping with sugar as desired – bake at moderately hot temperature (375 degF) for 45-50 minutes for best results.

Elderberry pie has an irresistibly sweet, deep flavor. Plus it’s so simple to make that even those without much culinary experience can create delicious elderberry pies with ease! Just be sure that fresh elderberries contain enough juice that makes pies so irresistibly tasty; otherwise you could also try using dried elderberries – still very tasty but without as much of the juicy goodness that makes good elderberry pies great!

Cherry-Elderberry Pie

Cherry elderberry pie is one of the most unexpected yet delectable pies you can create. Combining cherries, fresh or dried elderberries, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg and other seasonings gives it its distinct yet comforting flavors; making this dessert ideal for fall evenings or holiday gatherings!

To prepare this pie, first locate fresh or frozen elderberries (if available from outside your own bush). Soak 3 to 4 cups of dried elderberries in hot water for 30 minutes, drain, then mix 1 cup of organic elderberry syrup with 4 cups of pitted cherries as your filling ingredients.

To complete your pie, the crust must be prepared. Place butter in a small bowl and put in the freezer while you begin your dough preparations. Combine flour, salt and butter in a food processor until pea-sized pieces of butter appear; add 1/4 cup of cold water gradually while processing further to form dough; divide into two balls using plastic wrap, refrigerate until ready for use.


  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

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