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Whoever invented huckleberry pie was a great person! There is
absolutely nothing else that tastes quite like a huckleberry pie. It is
the ultimate comfort food, especially after you have been picking huckleberries all day.
Huckleberries are not cultivated commercially, so you have to find them in the wild. The flavor is hard to describe as
they have a unique sweet-tart flavor all their own. When you taste fresh huckleberries or eat a delicious huckleberry pie, you will know what I
mean. They are definitely the gourmet berry of the West - very special and very difficult to find or even purchase.
Check out the history of
Huckleberry, Huckleberries and more great
Wild Huckleberry Pie
Yields: 8 to 10 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Pastry for 9-inch two crust pie
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
6 cups fresh huckleberries, washed and drained*
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed
2 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
* If using frozen
huckleberries. thaw first and then drain before using. blueberries may
be substituted for huckleberries.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare pie pastry. Using a floured rolling pin, roll pastry 2 inches larger than an inverted pie plate.
Fold pastry into quarter folds and ease into pie plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown
sugar, cinnamon, and tapioca (making sure brown sugar is well crumbled).
Gently fold in the huckleberries and lemon juice; let mixture sit for 15 minutes.
Spoon huckleberry mixture into
pastry-lined plate; place butter pieces over the top. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate.
Roll other round of pastry. Fold into
quarters Place over filling and unfold. Trim overhanging edge of pastry
1 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge,
pressing on rim to seal; flute. Cut slits so steam can escape. Sprinkle
1 tablespoon sugar onto top of pie crust. Cover edge of crust with
aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the
internal temperature registers approximately 175 degrees F. on your
cooking thermometer and the crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits on crust.
Remove aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.
is the type of cooking thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking. I get many readers
asking what cooking thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the
Thermapen Thermometer shown in the photo on the right. Originally designed for professional users, the
Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before cutting and servings. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.