Fresh Red Raspberry Pie

Friday, April 17, 2020
Mom made the best Fresh Red Raspberry pies growing up.

Using simple pantry ingredients all from scratch these sweet red berries were my dad and I favorite pie.

I love to pick the first fresh fruit in peak berry season.

We had several berry bushes in our yard that Dad grew.

Sometimes we would combine boysenberry, blackberry, and red raspberry when all of them were ripe at the same time.

This pie continued from childhood to adulthood as being my favorite flavor and now a family favorite.

The red raspberry pie will always bring me warm wonderful memories of Dad and me enjoying a big slice with a big tall glass of cold milk.

Now with new technology, I even love Air Fried Hand pies and make them often using fresh fruits.

We love all kinds of seasonal pies like a fall Apple pie, summer-fresh Pineapple pie and then during the holiday we always make a freshly baked pumpkin pie.

The crust and filling are simple to make and all homemade check out this printable recipe by scrolling all the way to the bottom if you want to skip reading tips and tricks.

this is an all made from scratch fresh red raspberry pie with huge berries

Mom's Basic Recipe

My mom used this basic recipe for all kinds of fruits, so don't shy away from using this recipe as a guideline and substitute whatever you like.

The filling is basic and great for berries, peaches, apples and just to name a few.

She would add a little more cinnamon than I like so I adapted this a little.

Get creative and make this with your favorite fruit, if you rather use blueberries no problem substitute whatever you want.

this is a berry pie made from scratch on a white plate

Tips for Making Fresh Berry Pies

  • Always cut slits in the top of the pie before baking
  • A sugar butter and milk on top makes the crust flakier and is a great flavor addition
  • Use ice water when making the crust for best results
  • Cornstarch can be substituted for the berries to be tossed in
  • Don't overmix the pie dough or it will become tough
  • Be very careful to not crush the berries when mixing just toss gently
  • Place the uncooked pie on foil and cookie sheet to prevent spillage in the oven

this is a whole red raspberry pie with a slice cut out of it

Ingredients You Will Need to Make Fresh Red Raspberry Pie

scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements


  • flour
  • salt mix together with flour
  • shortening cut into the flour then add
  • ice water


  • Berries (red, black, blue or boysenberries)
  • cinnamon
  • flour
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • butter melted

this is a whole red raspberry pie baked and cooling

More Recipes We Love

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Lemon Pie
Strawberry Cream Pie

rolling out the pie dough with a rolling pin for red raspberry pie

Pin for Later

this is a freshly baked red raspberry pie pin for later and how to make it

Berry Pies

There is nothing better than fresh fruit pies and this raspberry pie is a keeper recipe for me.

This is a basic recipe and a true old-fashioned kind of pie with homemade crust and simple filling ingredients you can adapt any kind of fruit you prefer if you're not a big berry fan.

This is the red raspberry pie recipe I have made for years and my mom's recipe.

I hope you enjoy it and would love your comments below.

pie recipe, red raspberry pie, homemade raspberry pie, pie crust recipe, raspberry filling recipe,
pies, desserts, pastry recipes, fruit filling recipes
Yield: 6

Fresh Red Raspberry Pie

Fresh Red Raspberry Pie Recipe

Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M
Growing up we had several red raspberry and boysenberry bushes in our yard and in the season they made the best pies. This pie is made from scratch with all simple pantry ingredients. The raspberries were left whole and very large sweet and delicious.


  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt mix together with flour
  • 2/3 cups shortening cut into the flour then add
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons ice water
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups Red Raspberries Boysenberries or you can use (blackberries or blueberries) plus 2 tablespoons of water ( pictured is Red)
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch or use Wondra flour
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter melted (reserve that 1/2 tablespoon for the top crust)


How to cook Fresh Red Raspberry Pie Recipe

  1. For the Crust
  2. Mix the flour, and salt together then use a pastry cutter cut in the shortening.
  3. Blend together until it resembles cornmeal. 
  4. Add the cold water. using cold ice water to form a ball.
  5. For the  Filling:
  6. Toss the berries lightly with flour.
  7. Add lemon juice, sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter and water.
  8. Assembling the Pie:
  9. Divide the dough evenly into two pieces.
  10. Roll out pastry crust into two round 9 inch top and bottom pieces.
  11. Spray a 9-inch deep pie plate with oil spray.
  12. Place the first sheet of pie crust into the sprayed pie plate.
  13. Pour the berry mixture into the crust.
  14. Top with second crust.
  15. Crimp edges with a fork.
  16. Cut slits on top or use a sharp knife to add the first letter of the pie name.
  17. Brush the top with milk, sprinkle with sugar drizzle with the 1/2 tablespoon butter.
  18. Bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet for any spillovers at 400 for 45 minutes to an hour until the top is golden brown.
Fat (grams)
Sat. Fat (grams)
Carbs (grams)
Net carbs
Created using The Recipes Generator

this is a berry pie made from scratch on a white plate

More Desserts

Red Raspberry Scones
Red Raspberry Pie
Raspberry Ricotta Cake
Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns
Red Raspberry Cobbler

Pin for later

this is a fresh red raspberry pin for later on how to make this pie

Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted to this blog 2009. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. This looks fabulous! I plan to try it with local fruit - either strawberries or mangoes or both. I'll have to replace the sugar, since I'm diabetic and find ways to cut the calories, but NOT change the basic recipe.
    Thank you for it!

  2. delicious pie! I love how you used fresh raspberries, fresh ingredients always make food and baked goods taste better!

  3. Yum. I love pie. It is a favorite.
    Especially with red raspberries!!!

  4. nothing beats a fresh raspberries..the pie looks so good!

  5. I love raspberries so much that I had to run back to the store to get another container because I ate so many. The pie was extra delicious!

  6. Love the berry season! That crust looks bomb :-)

  7. Love how easy and delicious this recipe is. It's perfect for a gathering or a party.

  8. I would love a slice of this delicious pie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen


Remember to use the search option for a recipe you're looking for and thanks for all your kind words and support. We love our readers all the best Claudia