Huckleberry Pie from Montana
Found this yummy looking huckleberry pie recipe from the Montana Homesteader.
- 1 prepared 9″ graham cracker pie crust OR make your own with 1/2 cup butter and 9 full size graham crackers
- 3 cups huckleberries
- juice of one lemon
- 3/4 cup unrefined sugar or honey
- 1 cup water
- 1 heaping TBS arrowroot powder
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
- To make the graham cracker pie crust, smash the graham crackers into crumbs. Melt the 1/2 cup butter. Mix the butter and graham cracker crumbs. Spread evenly over a 9″ pie plate. Refrigerate.
- In a saucepan on the stove, place 1 cup of huckleberries, lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar or honey and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling.
- While the huckleberry mixture is heating, in a small bowl mix the 1 heaping TBS of arrowroot powder and 1/4 cup cold water.
- Once the huckleberry mixture starts to boil, stir and let it boil for three minutes. Then slowly pour in the arrowroot mixture and continue to stir. The sauce will thicken quickly. Turn the heat off on the stove.
- Set aside 1/4 cup of huckleberries from the remaining two cups of huckleberries. Stir the rest into the huckleberry sauce.
- Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and pour in the pie filling. Smooth the top so it is spread evenly. Return the pie to the refrigerator.
- To make the whipped cream, place a mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes. This ensures you will have a nice cold bowl to mix the cream and help it turn to whipped cream more quickly. Pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Whip the cream with a mixer on med/high speed until the cream starts to thicken and form peaks. Sprinkle in sugar about 1 TBS at a time, to desired sweetness.
- When the whipped cream is finished, remove the huckleberry pie from the refrigerator. Spread the whipped cream evenly over top the pie. Sprinkle the 1/4 cup of remaining huckleberries on top to garnish.
- Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.