Today I’m sharing with you the mulberry pie recipe that we’ve been enjoying over the last several weeks as we brought in a wonderfully large harvest of this mildly sweet, nutritious little berry. Mulberries have a very high vitamin C content- 61% of the RDA as well as 23% of the RDA for iron! Not to mention the antioxidants and phytochemicals. That should be a very strong motivator to get yourself and your family to love eating these berries that grow on a tree!
The more acquainted I become with this fruit, the more I marvel at the fact that it is virtually unavailable to most people. Between those nutrition facts, the flavor (both in and out of recipes), as well as the fact that they attract a myriad of backyard birds feeding their newly hatched young, it’s a wonder that it isn’t more popular.
The only thing that I can account for is that mulberries must be prepared or preserved relatively quickly after picking as it will quickly over-ripen. I would think that this tree would be a perfect addition to any backyard orchard.
Mulberry Pie RecipePrint
- 4 cups mulberries (about a quart), washed & stems removed
- 1 cup evaporated cane juice, or sugar (Buy cane juice here.)
- ½ cup flour (I used half all-purpose & half whole wheat)
- Double Crust Pastry (This is our favorite flakey pie crust )
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, gently mix the prepared berries with sugar and flour until the berries are coated evenly. Set aside while you prepare the pie crust.
- When the crust is finished, spoon the berries into the bottom crust and then arrange a latticed top crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
- Cooling the pie completely before slicing is necessary to avoid a runny pie filling.
My Quinn (8 years old 🙂 harvested a hand full today, our 1st this season! We have 4 + mature mulberry trees scattered throughout the shelter belts surrounding our property. Will definitely be trying this recipe and am ALL about serving it for breakfast, lol! I’m also hoping to can some preserves as well and appreciated your mention of freezing in the comments below, great idea for surplus…
One of my favorite childhood memories is of my Mom taking my little sister & I on a walk to a mulberry tree where we ate our fill & walked away with barefoot purple toes 😉
I’m gradually making my way through your blog’s content & trying to restrain myself from commenting on everything, lol! You are definitely a kindred spirit 😉
Yea for you! I’m super jealous ;D We had no harvest to speak of last year and this year they’re just hanging on there green as can be while the birds pick them away. Mulberry jelly is also quite delicious. It reminds me of a delicate sweet wine flavor. A very classy jelly. 🙂 I love your memory- what a precious one. I’m sure you’re children will think back one day just as fondly on your mulberry trees. Our branches are hanging so low with their load I don’t expect to find any easy pickings thanks to all the little greedy fingers around here. Feel free to comment as much as you please- whether on new or old posts, they’re always a blessing to me!
I’ve gone to great lengths to find mulberries in the urban area where I now live, including asking people I don’t even know if I can pick their tree! I grew up in rural Iowa, where we were blessed with an abundance of purple and white mulberries. This year a friend found a tree and brought me a half gallon, and I can’t wait to make a pie tonight. I use a recipe my mom always used, passed down from her mom, basically like yours but with a crumble topping of butter, brown sugar, and oatmeal. Eating mulberry pie is like the Olympics of pies–doesn’t happen very often but is always a special treat!
I couldn’t agree with you more! It had been two years since we had one (our tree seems to have an off year every other year) and it was well worth the wait. As we look at leaving our mulberry tree behind this year, I’m wondering how soon I can get one planted at the new place or if we’ll be here still when all the little baby mulberry trees start popping up here and there if they produce true to kind and I can just take one of them with me. It would be a longer wait, but the idea has a romantic feel to it 🙂 Glad you found some berries this year!
sounds delicious, how do you easily get the entire stem off of the berries or do you just leave them on ??? Thanks! judy
I simply snip them off with kitchen shears. Hope you enjoy it if you try it 🙂