Red Currant Pie

Red Currant Pie


"I got this recipe from a friend in Germany. It's a delicious way to incorporate red currants into baking."


1 h 10 m servings 257 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To Make Dough: In a medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Mix in butter, sugar, egg yolks and lemon zest until mixture forms dough. Let rest in cool place for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roll out dough and put into a springform pan.
  3. Bake in oven for 25 minutes, or until golden yellow.
  4. To Make Filling: In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually stir in sugar and cornstarch; beat for 5 minutes. Fold currants into mixture and pour into pie crust.
  5. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Bravo Patti ! My husband and I have red currents growing in our garden for this very reason !We both know this exact pie from Freiburg,Germany ! This recipe is easy and very delicious ! I foun...

This recipe is typical of southern Germany. You must remember that they are talking about FRESH currants, not the dried ones we find in the supermarket.

This was a huge disapointment. It was raw berries mixed in meringue. The berries need to be cooked much longer and more sugar should be added. Not much of a pie.

Yum, yum - I repeat - YUM!! We ate half the cake for supper. This deserves its 5 stars. In all of Allrecipies, I found only 2 recipies for red currants. Now I know yet another way how to u...

This pie was so good, my inlaws even liked it! I added 1/4 c. grated almonds to the crust and made the meringue with 3 egg whites, 3 t. cornstarch, and 2 1/2c. currants. It truly was the perfect...

We had to make this without cornstarch - substituted 4 tsps. of flour. It was still great, didn't even notice all the currant seeds! I think this would be good using other berries, as it lets th...

This was yummy- I used currants from my parent's yard. I made this in a 10-inch pie plate instead of a springform pan. I didn't bother with "resting" the dough, and I baked the meringue at a m...

This gets a BEST rating as it is the ONLY useful recipie for red currants that I have ever seen, other than red currant jelly. We have FIVE bushes of red currants and I needed a recipie or two!

Made this with fresh currants from our garden, and without any alterations or substitutions to the recipe. Company loved it. It's pretty simple. You don't have to roll out the dough, you can ju...