Cherry Blueberry Pie

Summer Cherry Berry Pie

Whose bright idea was it to make National Pie Day fall in January?  Seriously.  Why is National Cherry Pie Day in February and Blueberry Pie Day in April?  It makes no sense.   You can’t get fresh, sweet cherries in the winter months and the blueberries don’t get sweet until June — that’s a fact!  Someone clearly wasn’t wearing their “thinking cap” when they devised this schedule.  In fact, as punishment, they can’t have any of this Cherry Blueberry Pie!

cherries and blueberries on a cutting board.

Ok, my rant has ended.   I am making this cherry blueberry pie in July.  Because the fruit is ripe and sweet and this is the time to make it.  (Side note:  If you’re reading this and it happens to be February — and you just can’t wait… get some frozen cherries and blueberries — don’t worry, it’ll still be good — they freeze the fruit when it’s ripe– in the summer).

cherries and a cherry pitter.

Break out your cherry pitter and get to work — and if you don’t have a cherry pitter, checkout this method for pitting cherries from my friend, Sarah at Champagne Tastes.

cornstarch with zest in a bowl.

Aside from loads of fresh fruit, this cherry blueberry pie also has distinct citrusy notes – a little orange and lemon zest really brighten up the filling!

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blueberries and cherries mixed with cornstarch in a bowl.

Toss the berries in the cornstarch mixture and set aside while you prep the crust.

pie pastry in a pie plate with a knife and scraps.

Crust.  That dreaded word. Not that I don’t love it, I do.  I just hate to make it. 

pizza cutter and pie dough.

So…. for this one, I succumbed to that red box with the pot-bellied dough boy.  Yep, I used boxed pie dough for the crust of this mixed berry pie. Don’t judge.  Use one crust for the bottom and cut the other into even strips for a lacy lattice look if you don’t have a fancy dough cutter (I don’t), use a pizza cutter against a straight edge for cutting the lattice.  Easy peasy.

pie filling in unbaked pie shell.

Fill the pie with the berry mixture.

lattice crust over pie filling.

Weave the lattice.

woven lattice crust.

Fold the excess under the edge of the bottom crust.

crimped edges of Summer Cherry Berry Pie

Crimp the edges.

sprinkling sugar on Summer Cherry Berry Pie

Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

Summer Cherry Berry Pie ready to bake.

Isn’t it pretty?

Freshly baked Summer Cherry Berry Pie.

Bake until golden and set.

Summer Cherry Berry Pie with fresh blueberries and cherries.

My filling turned out more liquidy than I like – it’s fresh juicy fruit after all.  If that happens to you — you can use a (dishwasher safe) turkey baster to slurp up any excess liquid from between the gaps in the lattice — or very carefully tilt the pie-pan to pour some liquid out.  If this is not a concern for you (it wasn’t for my tasters) then let the pie come to room temperature and enjoy it!

Summer Cherry Berry Pie on red board.

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3.75 from 12 votes

Cherry Blueberry Pie

Dark summer cherries and ripe blueberries combine in a flaky, lattice crust for the ultimate seasonal dessert!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit pie
Dietary Restrictions Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 9 inch pie crusts
  • 12 ounces dark cherries pitted
  • 2 ½ cups blueberries
  • cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 tablespoons juice from the orange
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice from the zested orange
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg beaten with a fork + 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar or white sugar for decorating


  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice and almond extract.  Add the cherries and blueberries.  Toss to combine and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Lay a sheet or two of plastic wrap on a work surface.  Place the pie crust on the plastic wrap.  Lay another sheet of plastic wrap over the pie crust.  Roll the pie crust out to a 12 -13″ diameter.  Remove the top layer of plastic and transfer the crust to a 9″ ceramic or glass pie plate.  Press the bottoms and sides firmly into the pie plate.  Use a sharp knife to trim the edges and refrigerate.
  • Place the second pie crust on the plastic wrap and cover with the second piece of plastic wrap.  Roll the second crust out to a 12″-13″ diameter.  Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the pastry into even, 3/4″ strips.  Transfer the crust (plastic wrap and all) to a flat surface and refrigerate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • When the berries have macerated for half an hour, give them a stir to ensure they’re well combined with the sugar mixture and transfer the fruit to the pie shell and smooth to an even layer.  Lay 5 pieces of pastry strips. evenly spaced over the fruit and pie — letting the ends hang over the sides of the shell.  Rotate the pie plate 90° and begin to weave the lattice with 5 remaining strips of pastry.  Tuck the hanging ends under the edge of the bottom crust and press together with a fork or create a fluted edge with your fingers.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash onto the lattice and edges of the crust.  Sprinkle the crust with demerara sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.  Lay a flat piece of aluminum foil gently over the crust (to prevent over-browning) and continue baking for 40 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for at least an hour.  Serve warm or at room temperature.


Store leftover cherry berry pie covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 10.8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. Gabrielle Glatt says:

    5 stars
    I made this cherry berry pie recently, and I must say it is one of the best I have ever tasted! a 5 star pie! I am making it again soon.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Gabrielle! I served this to Mom and Dad earlier in the summer and they loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    I loooooovvvveee cherry pie, and I double love blueberry pie! I love this combo! I actually like making pie crust now though. I found a quick and easy way to make it. I have honestly never tried a lattice though, but you’ve inspired me to do it!

    1. I’ll show you how to lattice, if you show me your quick and easy way for crust — it fights me every step of the way!

  3. Pure. Summer. Perfection. Throw a scoop of fresh vanilla bean ice cream on top and you’ve made my dreams come true!

    1. Thanks for the stellar idea on cherry pitting!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG I never thought about how mindless these Food Calendar days are! It’s so obtuse and mindlessly random! I see eye to eye with you on the matter, so will you let me have a slice of this righteous pie?

  5. 5 stars
    That looks yummy! That is stupid pie days are in the winter! I never thought of that! Sarah’s idea for cherry pitting is genius, isn’t it?

  6. Kristen M Chidsey says:

    LOL!! No judgement here–I hate making pie crusts as well. But this berry filling is perfection!

  7. 5 stars
    This cherry berry pie looks incredibly delicious, really easy to prepare.