Recipe by Nancy Sabatino
"This is a good huckleberry pie and it isn't quite as sweet as some. Use fresh or frozen huckleberries."
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pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
2 1/2 tablespoons
packed brown sugar
The pie was delicious and I would use this recipe again. Just one note, make pie crust for a double crust pie, not a single.
I only found a few things wrong with this pie, but it was enough to ruin it for me, and I feel compelled to warn anyone who is about to use their precious huckleberries on this one. I would omit the cider vinegar. I feel cheated wasting my $16 worth of handpicked wild huckleberries from the farmer's market on this. Huckleberries are a rare treat with a unique flavor that deserve to stand alone, not be compromised with the taste of vinegar of all things! I thought maybe it was my pregnancy hormones making me more sensitive, but when my husband started sniffing the pie, I asked him why, and he said, "Why does it smell like vinegar?" And NO, I did not add any more than the recipe called for. It was also a bit runny at slightly warm temperature where you want to serve so it could use some more tapioca or other thickener. I tried this with a cream cheese crust which was delicious. I know people use lemon juice in this type of pie, so that might be a better alternative to the vinegar, but probably better to just leave it out.
I was nervous about this recipe because of the effort in getting 4 cups of huckleberries. I will not use a T of vinegar if I ever make this again. The vinegar was very strong when the pie first cooled, but not too bad this morning. I still don't think it needs it, or maybe just a touch of lemon juice. These berries are not sweet to begin with. I also used minute tapioca which I think worked fine. I didn't think to brush my crust with cream or egg, and wish it would have been suggested in the recipe. I didn't need to cover crust to keep from overbrowning, which I did and it's pale. It's okay alone, better with ice cream.
This was awesome. My dad brought me back some huckleberries from Washington last summer. I usually freeze them and make daquaris but decided to make a dessert for once. Im so glad I did. A+. Thank you so much. Will make again when he brings more back this August. I cant wait.
This was a hit and set up without running all over but not to solid. It has been a hit every time I have made it. This year we picked 75 quarts of huckleberries and so I canned them in quart bottles. This was a great recipe but because I used bottled huckleberries there was a lot of liquid. I drained the liquid off and thickened it with 3 T of cornstarch, cooled and then added back in the berries and added tapioca flour, which I made by blending whole tapiocca. Let that sit while making the crust. The berries were bottled with a light syrup so I decreased the sugar to 1/2 c. and put in lemon juice instead of vinegar. I also didn't add in the butter. Cinnamon always enhances huckleberries so I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the top of the crust. This will be my stand-by from now on!
Fantastic! The vinegar makes it special.
FABULOUS--I got unlimited compliments.
A sure hit up here in Idaho. Wish everyone could find these
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Auntie's Wild Huckleberry Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 150
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