Fruit of the Forest Pie

Fruit Of The Forest Pie Recipe

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Bonnie Beck


Years ago Sara Lee came out with this pie. It's a favorite of ours to serve on Thanksgiving Day.

Unfortunately for some reason we can no longer get it in the area of California I live in. But it's ok, because I found other people were upset too and have posted many recipes on the net for it.

I pinched those recipes off a couple of sites years ago.

I always use fresh lemon zest with any fruit recipe.

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1 Hr 15 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


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frozen double pie crust
6 Tbsp
heaping, cornstarch (or sub with tapioca flour, following package instructions)
large baking apples (granny smith), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
16 oz
fresh or frozen unsweetened drained, strawberries
16 oz
fresh or frozen, unsweetened drained raspberries
16 oz
fresh or frozen, unsweetened drained blackberries
16 oz
fresh or frozen, rhubarb
14 oz
fresh, canned, or frozen sour cherries
you can add other fruits, peaches, plums, cranberries
if you are draining the juices from frozen or canned,,reserve the juices and freeze them for making jello or meat dishes or desserts
1 c can add more if you like a really sweet pie
splash of lemon juice, plus some lemon zest


2 cups stewed rhubarb or 1 15-ounce can red tart cherries
15-ounce can strawberries
15-ounce can raspberries
15-ounce can blackberries
3/4 cup sugar, divided use
6 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and sliced

How to Make Fruit of the Forest Pie


  • 1Makes to 9" pies.

    In large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar and corstarch (or the tapioca flour).
  • 2Add the fruit and turn gentle to coat the fruit. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.
  • 3Place 2 pie doughs in a 2 9" pie pan. Pour gently the fruit mixture equally into the pie pans.

    Top each pie with pie dough. Poke holes to vent.
  • 4Cover the pies with foil slightly, to prevent burning. Bake at 375 for 50 minutes of cookie sheets.
  • 5Cool on wire rack.
  • 6If you are using canned..follow this method.
  • 7Filling: Drain all fruit well, reserving and combining syrup. Preheat oven
    to 400 degrees. Stir 1 cup of reserved syrup into the combined mixture of
    1/2 cup of the sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring
    constantly until thickened and clear. Remove from heat. Gently stir in
    remaining sugar, lemon juice and drained fruit, except apples. Let stand
    while preparing pastry crust.

    Place sliced apples in the bottom of both dough-lined pie
    pans. Top each with half of the prepared fruit filling.

    Roll both smaller dough discs on a lightly floured surface into 10-inch
    circles. Lay each over the tops of the pies. Trim both crusts to 1/4 inch
    beyond pie plate and fold under. Flute the edges and vent the top. Set on a
    rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until light brown.
    Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes longer or
    until golden brown.

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About Fruit of the Forest Pie

Course/Dish: Pies

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