Sheryl Faulkner Recipe

Oregon Marionberry Deep-dish Pie

By Sheryl Faulkner athestove

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Sheryl's Story

Love these berries! Marionberries were first created in Marion County, Oregon-a hybrid of caneberries, similar in its dark color to that of a blackberry, but more the size of a loganberry. I confess to always aspiring to improve my pie-making skills, but when it comes to marionberries,every pie is a star. All this needs are some fresh berries, a bit of sugar, a little thickening and your favorite pastry. Marionberries are very juicy, so this filling is not thick and 'stand on its own' but the flavor is so fresh noone seems to mind.


6-8 c
fresh marionberries
1/4 c
sugar - or more if berries are on the tart side
3-4 Tbsp
your favorite pastry for 2-crust pie

Directions Step-By-Step

Roll one pastry disk to fit a deep dish pie pan with a bit of overhang. If you don't have a deep dish, a regular size is fine, you can cut back on the filling if needed. If your deep dish is large, then add another 2 c of berries and increase your thickening agent by about 1 Tblsp.
Gently fold the sugar and cornstarch into the berries and carefully mound them into your prepared pastry. Top the pie with the second crust. Fold the top crust edges under the bottom crust edges and seal as decoratively as you wish. Brush the top with a simple egg wash made with 1 egg and 1 Tblsp. of water. Sprinkle with sanding or granulated sugar if desired. Cut 4-5 small vents in the top.
Bake at 400 for about 40-45 mins. until filling is bubbling and crust is golden.
Serve warm with a nice spoonful of good vanilla ice cream. This is also great cold - as my father-in-law used to say, "we always had pie for breakfast on the farm." :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Hashtag: #marionberries



Sheryl Faulkner athestove
Jun 24, 2013
LOL. I actually grew up in northern Idaho. We went to Spokane once a month for groceries...I miss the huckleberries! :D
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Jun 22, 2013
Sheryl,....Marion berries???
Sounds yummy!
Wish I could find in Spokane!
That is a great recipe picture...
want my address?????
HUgs, Nancy. 6/22/13
Dec 14, 2011 - Tara Pacheco shared this recipe with discussion group: Local Favorites
Sheryl Faulkner athestove
Sep 21, 2011
We do love our marionberries here. They're our favorite pie berry as well. But it's interesting that every region of the country seems to have its own favorite, local berry.
L D windella
Sep 21, 2011
I LOVE marion berries! Several years ago we drove from Seattle to the coast of Oregon,we went to a bakery in Tillamook that had the BEST pie ever! We had never heard of marionberry,we just knew we liked berry pies,we had a slice,the next day we went back to the bakery and bought a whole pie! the flavor of the marionberry was awesome! Sometimes I can find frozen marionberries ,but nothing like the fresh ones!