Made Your Huckleberry Pie Yet?

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  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I'm a rookie baker, but I have to say, I made my first hucklberry (blue) pie this last weekend. Needless to say, it's all gone! Dang, it was good! The simple receipe: Pick 4 cups of huckleberries first! Don't be lazy!

    4 cups of huckleberries will easily fill a 9" pie--- pour into shell of pie.
    Mix 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour--sprinkle onto pie berries. (I think I ended up with only putting 1/2 cup sugar)
    Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of lemon juice over berries.
    Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of lemon peal (or lemon zest).
    Dot 2 tablespoons of butter over berries.
    Cover with crust. Brush inner crust with a little cream (I used half & half).
    Sprinkle crust with a couple tablespoons of sugar.
    Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 for about 20 minutes.
    BINGO!!!

    It was so dang good!
     
  2. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Sounds great. I'll have to give it a try.
     
  3. Greg Armstrong

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    Larry,

    1st. things 1st. -

    1st. you gotta' find 'em!;




    ... Then you get your 4 cups of berries!
     
  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice Greg, but I was referring to the easy to get to "Vaccinium ovatum" in our backyards! Those higher elevation ones would be great! I may have to go get some!
     
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    Ahhh, the good old Puget Sound lowland "evergreen" huckleberry! They are tasty little buggers, too. I put in about a dozen plants on an exposed bank near our driveway and they've done quite well, but the birds and squirrels (and our dog - plucks them right off the bush!) get them before we do.
    Where you live, you have a natural supply - nice.
    I like to try and get at least one trip into the hills each fall for the kind you see in my photos. This year we were a little late, but the bushes were pretty full -
    and the pie was delicious! Gotta love berry season!
     
  6. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Thats a great pie but I prefer to mix the blueberrys & black berrys .
     
  7. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Not yet but we have the berries in the freezer. We are able to pick enough evergreen's in the yard to make two Thanksgiving pies. Look forward to it every year!

    We use Grandma's old time recipe!

    MB
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Scott,

    Great idea for Thanksgiving. Think I better go pick some more! Yum. Yum.
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    No, but that has become my absolute favorite pie...had some at Shari's and it's great stuff! We're making pizza's tonight. My wife got a great dough recipe from a friend and we've gotten hooked on homemade pies of another variety :thumb:
     

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