Dessert — Berry or Cherry Pie Made with Frozen Fruit

From The Joy of Cooking, first published in 1931. My edition was printed in June, 1972.
Sometime during the 1990's, The Joy of Cooking was re-written. I found it a big disappointment. The new Joy of Cooking omitted numerous recipes that are not available in other cookbooks. This is one of those recipes.


  • 20 oz frozen berries or cherries, defrosted enough so that the fruit separates easily
  • 3 Tb Quick-Cooking Tapioca
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tb Melted Butter


  1. Mix the ingredients listed above and let stand for 15 minutes:
  2. Make dough for a double-crust 9″ pie.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 450 ° F (230 ° C).
  4. Line a pie pan with pie crust dough.
  5. Fill the pie shell with the berry mixture.
  6. Cover with crust or lattice and bake in a preheated 450 ° F (230 ° C) oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat and bake at 350 ° F (175 ° C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Cool on a rack until comfortable enough to handle.
  9. Serve warm or cool.
  10. Store in refrigerator.



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