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Three-Berry Pie with Crumb Topping Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Three-Berry Pie with Crumb Topping

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jackstrat 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 18304
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

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

treats3 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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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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