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Another Huckleberry Pie Recipe

Posted April 13, 2016 By sandy

“DID YOU KNOW…

That the huckleberry was designated the official state fruit of Idaho in 2000? In fact, Fourth-grade students from Southside Elementary School in Bonner County proposed adopting the huckleberry as Idaho’s state fruit.”

I found this wonderful huckleberry pie recipe on a the Pie Addicts website — written by a Boise resident.

Since this is a “Idaho Huckleberry Pie Recipe”, I am sure it is the best!!

Huckleberry Pie Recipe

Huckleberry Pie Recipe

Ingredients

    INGREDIENTS
  • Flaky Butter Pie Crust (any recipe will do, or you can just use mine!)
  • FILLING
  • 5½ cups fresh huckleberries, picked over (as best you can), rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbs. minute tapioca (I used as is, or you can grind up for a finer texture)
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • WASH FOR CRUST
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs. water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine the huckleberries, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, tapioca, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Carefully stir and turn the mixture until well combined. Set aside for at least 15 minutes so the tapioca can get soft and the sugar dissolves.
  3. Roll out one disk of refrigerated pie dough, to about ⅛ inches thick, and about 12 inches in diameter. Place dough into a 9 inch pie dish. Place the dish into the refrigerator while you roll out the dough for the top. Roll the top out to the same thickness.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie shell, then carefully cover with the second pie crust you rolled out. Trim where necessary and crimp the edges. Lightly brush with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn the heat down to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30-60 minutes (I baked for the entire 60min….it helped with cutting back the juices). The time always varies! Just bake until the filling is bubbling. Cover the edges with aluminum foil or a pie shield if it’s getting too brown. Let cool completely before cutting or you’ll have some serious juice to contend with when you cut into it!
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/04/13/another-huckleberry-pie-recipe/

Oh my! … I can hardly wait for huckleberry season this year!  Hopefully, we will have a great crop of juicy huckleberries.

Or if you can’t wait, check out our huckleberry pie filling on our  Tastes of Idaho website

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Huckleberry Paleo Pancakes

Posted March 31, 2016 By sandy

Every body loves huckleberry pancakes.  And now we have a Paleo version of your favorite breakfast food!

If you are not familiar with a ‘Paleo version’ of pancakes, it uses non-grain flours rather than the typical wheat flours.

I found this Huckleberry Paleo Pancake recipe on the Forest and Fauna website!

Huckleberry Paleo Pancakes

Huckleberry Paleo Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups finely ground blanched almond flour (do not pack tightly)
  • ¼ teaspoon mineral rich sea salt (pink Himalayan preferred)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large pastured farm eggs
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic honey (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 4-8 tablespoons full fat coconut milk, adjust for consistency
  • Coconut oil to fry

Instructions

  1. Turn on griddle or stove top to medium heat.
  2. Whisk eggs, vanilla, honey, vinegar/lemon juice, sea salt and baking soda together.
  3. Stir almond flour into egg mixture.
  4. Add a tablespoon of coconut milk at a time until you get the desired consistency. I like to thin them out for lighter pancakes, so I go a bit heavy on the coconut milk.
  5. Melt about a tablespoon of coconut oil per batch, once the coconut oil is nice and hot, spoon the pancake batter onto the hot griddle.
  6. The trick to perfect almond flour pancakes is having the heat set at the correct temp, on my stove top, that is just below medium, and I have found it is important to really let the pan heat up for a few long minutes before dropping in the pancakes. NOTE: I also made these pancakes on the SMALLER side, so they are easier to manage and flip.
  7. Fry cakes until you see bubbles appear and cake sets up on the sides, this is a good indicator to flip. Watch heat, as cakes can burn easily. Keep cakes in a warmed oven until finished with batch. Cook on each side for about a minute or 2. Use a thin spatula to carefully flip them.
  8. Serve pancakes with preferred toppings.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/03/31/huckleberry-paleo-pancakes/

Make sure to check out the original website to find Andrea Wyckoff simple receipe for Huckleberry Syrup

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If you are gluten free (like us), this is a perfect huckleberry cake recipe for you.  According to Bojon Gourmet, where I found this wonderful recipe ….

A moist and tender gluten-free pound cake recipe that bursts with tiny huckleberries and fresh lemon verbena, all drizzled with a vanilla bean glaze. Whole grain and gum-free, this cake gets its pillowy texture and sturdy crumb from cream cheese and a happy blend of flours.

Huckleberry Lemon Verbena Tea Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze {Gluten-Free}

Huckleberry Lemon Verbena Tea Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze {Gluten-Free}

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

    For the cake:
  • 1 stick (4 ounces / 115 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 ounces (85 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (3.5 ounces / 100 grams) organic blonde cane sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (4 ounces / 115 grams) sweet white rice flour (mochiko)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (1.5 ounces / 45 grams) GF oat flour
  • 1/4 cup (1.25 ounces / 35 grams) millet flour
  • 2 tablespoons (.5 ounces / 15 grams) tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen huckleberries, plus 1/4 cup for topping the cake (7.75 ounces total / 220 grams)
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon verbena
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces / 60 grams) powdered sugar
  • seeds from 1/2 a small vanilla bean (or a splash of vanilla extract)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice (enough to make a drizzle-able glaze)
  • tiny lemon verbena leaves for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. For the instructions and more photos, click through to "The Bojon Gourmet"

Notes

Makes one 8×4, 9×5, or 10×5″ loaf

http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/03/03/huckleberry-lemon-verbena-tea-cake-gluten-free/

Make sure to check out their website for more delicious desserts, including the following:

Huckleberry Fig Shrub
Huckleberry Sprouted Wheat Pancakes
Huckleberry Chèvre Cheesecake Squares

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Idaho Huckleberry Ice Cream

Posted February 11, 2016 By sandy

So, is it too early in the year to think about Huckleberry Ice Cream?

I think huckleberry ice cream is good anytime of the year, so I will go ahead share a recipe from Completely Delicious.

According to her article, the huckleberries were fresh picked from McCall, Idaho for this particular recipe!  So even though I called this “Idaho” Huckleberry Ice Cream, you can use huckleberries from anywhere!!

'Idaho' Huckleberry Ice Cream

'Idaho' Huckleberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

    Huckleberry compote:
  • 2 cups (340 grams) huckleberries, fresh or frozen
  • ⅓ cup (66 grams) granulated sugar
  • Ice cream:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (237 ml) whole milk
  • ⅔ cup (132 grams) granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 grams) fresh huckleberries

Instructions

  1. To make the huckleberry compote, combine the huckleberries and sugar together in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar as the berries burst and release their juices. Simmer until mixture is reduced and thickened, about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool completely.
  2. To make the ice cream base, heat 1 cup of the heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan set over medium heat until steaming. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the heated milk mixture in a small steady stream into the eggs while whisking continuously until it is all incorporated.
  3. Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Chill mixture completely in the fridge, then stir in the huckleberry compote.
  4. Freeze ice cream in an ice cream making according to manufacturer's instructions, adding 1 cup fresh huckleberries during the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer ice cream to a large bowl or plastic container and freeze until hard, about 2-3 hours.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/02/11/idaho-huckleberry-ice-cream/

Looks and sounds delicious!

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Huckleberry Cupcakes

Posted February 4, 2016 By sandy

If you are looking for a cute gift for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day, how about Huckleberry Cupcakes.

This receipe was first published on Martha Steward’s website, several years ago, but looks just a yummy now as it did then!

Huckleberry Cupcakes

Huckleberry Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups huckleberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 standard muffin tins with paper liners. Sift together flours, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture; beat until combined after each addition. Fold in huckleberries by hand.
  3. Divide batter among cups. Bake, rotating halfway through, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Beat cream and confectioners' sugar until firm peaks form. Dollop cupcakes with whipped cream, garnish with berries, and dust with confectioners' sugar.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/02/04/huckleberry-cupcakes-2/

Make sure to let us know how much your special Valentine loved these huckleberry cupcakes!

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Northwest Wild Food on Huckleberries

Posted January 21, 2016 By sandy

Our friends at Northwest Wild Foods posted a fun fact post earlier in the month.  Here are some of the highlights:

The wild mountain blue huckleberry, or Vaccinium ovalifolium, is a true treasure of the Great Pacific Northwest. The stunning little blue berries are fit to be the crowning glory of any of Mother Natures golden tiaras. Not only are huckleberries a treat for the eyes, but when raw they have a delicious sweet- tart taste that will leave you wanting more. When cooked into syrups or baked into pies, they have a tantalizingly pure and rich flavor all their own that has been a popular staple among countless American families for generations…

What are huckleberries? Northwest Wild Food on Huckleberries

The wild mountain blue huckleberry is a perennial evergreen shrub that usually ranges from 2-3 ft tall but can reach as high as 10. It has 1/2 to 1 1/2 inch serrated leaves that start out red-bronze but turn bright green in the Summer months….

Where do huckleberries grow?

The wild mountain blue huckleberries grow in acidic mountain soils at elevations from 2,000 to 11,000 ft. They can be found all the way from Alaska to Washington and Oregon, to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming….

Health Benefits:

  • Huckleberries are associated with lowering cholesterol; protecting against heart diseases, muscular degeneration, glaucoma, varicose veins, and peptic ulcers.
  • High in vitamin C, Huckleberries protect the body against immune deficiencies, cardiovascular diseases, prenatal health problems, and eye diseases.
  • An excellent source of vitamin A and B, huckleberries are great for promoting a healthy metabolism which in turn helps reduce the risk of stroke. They are also known to help stave off macular degeneration as well as viruses and bacteria.
  • Huckleberries are an excellent source of iron which helps build new red blood cells and helps fatigue associated with iron deficiency.
  • The huckleberry ensures proper functioning of nerve and muscle tissues, such as the heart and skeletal muscles, due to its high content of potassium. It also helps regulate water balance and eliminate waste.

As a special treat, NW Wild Foods shares a wonderful huckleberry pie recipe.

Check it out on their website:

WILD MOUNTAIN BLUE HUCKLEBERRIES

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Huckleberry Croissant Bread Pudding

Posted January 14, 2016 By sandy

Bread pudding reminds me of home — when I was a young girl.  My mother made it often, but with raisins not huckleberries.

So here is a ole time favorite with your favorite berries!

Originally shared by use real butter blog

Huckleberry Croissant Bread Pudding

Huckleberry Croissant Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsps unsalted butter, softened
  • 6-8 croissants, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup huckleberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, grated
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter six 8-ounce ramekins or one 8×12-inch baking dish. Layer half of the croissants on the bottom, then half of the huckleberries, then half of the lemon zest. Repeat. Press the bread down gently. Whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla together in a medium bowl or large 4-cup measuring cup. Stir in the cream and milk. If using ramekins, divvy the egg mixture evenly among the ramekins. If using a baking dish, evenly distribute the egg mixture over the filling.
  2. To bake: If using ramekins, bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place the ramekins in a roasting pan and fill the pan with boiling water until the water line is half way up the ramekin sides. Take care not to splash any water into the bread puddings. If using a baking dish, put it straight into the oven. Bake both versions for 30-35 minutes until the custard is set and the tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Serves 6.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/01/14/huckleberry-croissant-bread-pudding/

Note:  Adapted from Epicurious Croissant Bread and Butter Pudding 

Enjoy!

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Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Posted January 9, 2016 By sandy

Okay, I know barbecue season is waaaaayyy off from now, but maybe, if you are like me, you are dreaming of warm weather and no snow!!

So if you are, or if you are just interested in barbeque sauce, here is a wonderful receipe I found on the Kleinworth & Co website.  Great recipe to use up some of those extra huckleberries hiding in your freezer! (that is, if you have any extra huckleberries!)

Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1-2/3 cup fresh or frozen huckleberries (you could sub with black or blueberries)
  • 1/4 bell pepper - finely chopped
  • 2 large sweet peppers- chopped
  • 1 whole garlic (small) minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan combine all ingredients except butter.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat stirring until fully combined & hot (almost boiling)
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  4. Allow to cool at least 10-15 minutes
  5. Transfer to blender - use caution with hot liquids!!
  6. Blend 60-120 seconds - or until all larger pieces are fully incorporated into sauce
  7. Taste test- (you can add more seasonings like salt or a couple drops of hot sauce to reach desired flavor)
  8. Transfer to prepared sterile jars
  9. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/01/09/huckleberry-bbq-sauce-4/

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Huckleberry Jammers

Posted October 8, 2015 By sandy

If you are looking for a delicious huckleberry holiday treat, try Huckleberry Jammers.

If you read the story from Becky Sue on Baking the Goods, you’ll find that the poor gal nearly paid a small fortunate for the huckleberries to make these cookies!  They call them ‘purple gold’ for a reason!!  Especially this year, where there seems to be a big shortage (who wanted to dodge the fires trying to pick huckleberries?).

Instead, she bought a jar of huckleberry jam!  NOTE: You can find all kinds of huckleberry jam on our Tastes of Idaho website!

So, she does not list a recipe on the site, but I image any thumbprint cookie recipe will do, so I have found one on the All Recipes website:

Huckleberry Jammers (or Thumbprint Cookies)

Huckleberry Jammers (or Thumbprint Cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup any flavor fruit jam -- huckleberry preferred!
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Separate egg, reserving egg white. Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and egg yolk.
  3. Add vanilla, flour and salt, mixing well.
  4. Shape dough into balls. Roll in egg white, then walnuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from oven. With thumb, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 8 minutes
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2015/10/08/huckleberry-jammers/

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Huckleberry Honey Cream Scones

Posted October 1, 2015 By sandy

Yummy recipe for Huckleberry scones from a fellow huckleberry lover in northern California!

Huckleberry-Honey Cream Scones

Huckleberry-Honey Cream Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 8 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup huckleberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  3. Rub the cubed butter into the flour mixture with your fingers and a fork until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Gently fold in the zest and huckleberries.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, the egg and 5 tablespoons of the cream.
  6. Add to the flour mixture and gently mix with your hands until the dough just comes together. (If the dough seems dry, add an extra tablespoon of cream.)
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Pat the dough into a 6-inch round about 1-inch thick. Using a round cutter, cut dough into 12 rounds.
  8. Place rounds on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle the 2 tablespoons of remaining heavy cream over the tops.
  9. Bake until scones are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2015/10/01/huckleberry-scones-2/

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