Three-Berry Pie with Crumb Topping Recipe

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I first made this pie for my family because I didn't have enough of one kind of berry. Now, I bring several of these pies to bake sales...they're often purchased before I can even get them to the sale table!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen elderberries or raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 445 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle berries with lemon juice. Combine sugar and tapioca. Add to berries; toss gently to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Spoon into pastry shell.
  2. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Three-Berry Pie with Crumb Topping in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p80

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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jackstrat User ID: 7140557 45928
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Fantastic recipe. I used frozen berries (Triple Berry Mix sold at Sams Club). I made a few adjustments, though perhaps not necessary. I used a total of 5 generous cups of slightly thawed frozen berries, I added 1 Tbsp. corn starch. I used my standard crumb topping (1 cup flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 stick of butter). The pie was gobbled up with rave reviews at a potluck."

TerryH1387 User ID: 2222889 18304
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"Excellent! Made the recipe as is using fresh blackberries and frozen raspberries and blueberries. Definitely would make again."

treats3 User ID: 2420986 47136
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"Elderberry pie recipes are hard to find. This is the closest so far. But first I have to find some frozen elderberries which are equally hard to find. Is the tapioca meant to be used as a thickening agent?? If so, how about using corn starch??"

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