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Ozark Mountain Berry Pie Recipe

Ozark Mountain Berry Pie Recipe

I think the best berries in the world are grown in the Ozarks. We own a small berry farm, and this is one of my favorite recipes. It's delicious served warm. —Elaine Moody, Clever, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Pastry for a double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon if desired, salt and water until smooth; add the blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Gently fold the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and lemon juice into the blueberry mixture. Pour into pastry; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 406 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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pam2310 User ID: 4231098 251740
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"I always use Minute Tapicoca making this and other fruit pies. Makes a lot better fruit pies!"

leighannwoj User ID: 1765354 247933
Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"I've made this a couple times using fresh berries, always delicious! I see some people have used frozen berries with success. Do you defrost the berries first or add them to the blueberry mixture still frozen?"

swtrading7 User ID: 3090756 229645
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"I made this pie last night for my husband and grandkids. It came out perfect and everyone devoured it. I used fresh berries, followed the recipe as written and it set up perfectly. I will definitely make another, as there were NO leftovers. Awesome flavor and texture. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe."

janetellen User ID: 166559 229475
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"This is a similar recipe to my "South Mountain Berry pie" - it uses the same variety and amounts of berries. I have entered the pie several times in our local fair and have won champion on it each time. It is delicious!"

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 226993
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"Thanks, Elaine Moody. I love it. I used frozen berries so I added a little more corn starch and a little more sugar. I was afraid of the oven temp of 300 but it brown beautifully."

CThebeau User ID: 7675481 225868
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"This is quite possibly one of the most delicious pies! LOVE!"

debnbrian User ID: 536671 11003
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"I've tried several berry pies and this one is definitely a winner"

Cahira User ID: 1835249 14200
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Delicious - I was using frozen mixed berries so I didn't cook the blueberries down but it still turned out excellent. Great flavor and it set well, nothing more annoying than a runny berry pie ;)"

TheChristmasLady User ID: 5117022 40687
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"Wow, this is so yummy. Thanks for the recipe, Elaine."

kshea User ID: 2698812 13285
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"I doubled this filling for my deep dish pie plate. I also added an extra 1/4 C sugar and only 1T lemon juice. This was a great pie with vanilla ice cream. Wouldn't change a thing. Sometimes blackberries are not very sweet even though we live in berry country (Oregon) so I always add a little more sugar. Great!"

seekye1st User ID: 5237806 14479
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Nothing better than a fresh berry pie."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 37097
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"Very good recipe and versatile. I used this recipe twice. I made a one-crust pie, and topped with a crumb crust. The second time, I made as a berry crisp to save time. I put the filling in a dish and covered with a crumb topping. I served with ice cream and everyone loved it."

MuffinMazing User ID: 6064140 39170
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Can I use apples, cranberries, and raspberries instead?"

Brendainny User ID: 1554694 56296
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This pie was great! Even better the next day served with vanilla ice cream"

daisey5 User ID: 146806 56219
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"This was very good, one of the best i ever had."

Vet Reject User ID: 5786968 40685
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"Have made it four times already except just used blackberries and sugar substitute. Still tasted wonderful and disappeared in minutes. Family loved it and didn't know it contained no sugar! I'll keep making it until I'm no longer able to cook!"

incntrygrl User ID: 5555435 36248
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I made this last night, taste awesome. The only problem I had was the pie setting up. I don't have very good luck with cornstarch so will try wonder flour next time. Will make this several times again."

joodiUK User ID: 6042332 40684
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"made this and it never got chance to be anything but warm, vanished in minutes! Delicious."

ldj9ldj User ID: 5440179 14478
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"ickly. Add vanilla ice cream to sweeten the treat."

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 26368
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I absolutely LOVE this recipe! The flavor is perfect and it sets up nicely. I use frozen berries for convenience and have done this both as a pie and as a cobbler. It never lasts long! I do add extra raspberries because I like the flavor and it sets up fine."

FlyGalQT User ID: 6012274 37095
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I made this pie on the weekend and found it a bit too sweet for our tastes....I will try it again but cut the sugar and/or add a bit more lemon juice (like the lime idea too) The pie set up very nicely and looked pretty too..topped with some good vanilla ice cream....mmm."

yankeesfan247 User ID: 5803827 14477
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"This is one of the best berry pies I have ever tasted!"

Crashleen User ID: 4481923 7782
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I've been growing boysenberries for years and have been looking for that perfect recipe....I finally found it. This pie sets up real nice and is SO yummy!!!"

Donna I.M.J. User ID: 5934807 38950
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"I highly reccomend making this pie. I've made it five times. I love the raves I get. Sometimes I'll add another kind of berry to it. Like tart cherries. :)"

Donna I.M.J. User ID: 5934807 36988
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"This is one of the best pies I have ever made. My sister Helen now makes it too. She is making two for the coming Easter Holiday. Helen is the pie maker in the family."

ldiane User ID: 5531026 56150
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Great recipe! I use lime juice as well, makes a nice flavor."

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 55472
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"I made two of these pies over the weekend. Everyone raved about them. I was concerned that the fruit might be runny, but the filling came out perfect. I was told they really were award winning!!"

TrudyCasto User ID: 3478587 36174
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I also use this filling as a topping for cheesecake.

Trudy Casto, Clarkston, WA"

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