This pie is pure elderberry with sugar, a hint of lemon juice, and cornstarch stirred in. The top crust is latticed so when you take it from the oven, you can see the beautiful berries and bubbly sauce glisten through it.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 4 cups elderberries
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Mix cornstarch in a little bit of water and add to berries and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly until desired thickness. Add more cornstarch if not thick enough. Add lemon juice.
Pour into bottom crust. Dot with butter. Put on top crust or make a lattice.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until browned and berries are bubbling through holes in the crust, approximately 40 minutes.
Note: It is a good idea to put a pan or foil under the pie as it bakes since it might bubble over.