A sweet custard pie featuring serviceberries (aka saskatoons or juneberries). This easy-to-make recipe can be prepped and in the oven in 5 minutes or less!
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Generously butter a baking dish. We recommend using a 9" cast iron pan. Alternative: use a deep 9" ceramic or glass pie pan. Place serviceberries into buttered baking pan/dish.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Put buttermilk, half & half (or cream), eggs, sugar, orange zest, and vanilla extract into blender and blend for 30 seconds until combined. Add flour mixture to blender and blend for another 30 seconds. Using spatula, scrape any remaining dry ingredients from side of blender and blend again. Slowly pour batter over serviceberries in baking dish.
Bake in pre-heated 350°F oven on middle oven rack for about *35-45 minutes or until surface lightly browned. The center will still be a bit jiggly when done. *Every oven cooks differently and the type of baking dish/pan you use will also affect cook time. Another thing that can affect bake time is whether you're using cold or room temp serviceberries - ours are cold out of the fridge.
Place pie on cooling rack until room temp. Our recommendation is to then keep the pie in the fridge (don't remove from pan) for 12-24 hours to let flavors further develop prior to serving. Serve warm or cold. To warm: stick a covered piece in microwave for ~20 seconds.
Optional: dust pie with powdered sugar or other decorative topping before cutting and serving. We used sweet-fermented rose petals dehydrated and pulverized in a spice grinder (link to recipe/instructions in article).
Crustless serviceberry custard pie (flaugnarde-inspired) https://www.tyrantfarms.com/recipe-crustless-serviceberry-custard-pie-flaugnarde-inspired/