Saturday, August 4, 2012

Amazing Huckleberry & Plum Pie

Some friends planted a few Huckleberry bushes in the garden this past spring and they are covered in berries.  We had to start making something with them and what better than Huckleberry pie!  We also picked up some awesome little plums from our friends at Allways Farm Collective in Indiana.  We wanted a super simple pie recipe, after a bit of searching I found this perfect one on Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake.  We adjusted it a little since we didn’t have all the ingredients, and about half as much fruit, but it turned out great.  A perfect little pie for 2 and now we know how to make simple fruit pies for any season!

First we harvested our huckleberries and removed the stems.

Then cut up and deseeded our plums (we had about 1.5 – 2 cups total fruit). And we saved those pits of course!

Squeezed half a lemon over the fruit and mixed together.

Then we mixed in ½ tbsp corn starch, cup brown sugar and a few dashes of salt.

We used half a box of one of those store bought pie crusts where you just add water.  Then rolled the dough out onto a floured pizza stone and scooped the fruit mix into the center.  Then added a few slivers of margarine.

Then we folded in the sides of the dough, sprayed it with a little oil and dusted it with chunky sugar.

Baked it for about 40 minutes at 375° until it was golden brown

Amazing!  We made this pie 2 days ago and there are already plenty more huckleberries ready to go!  We are thinking about trying huckleberry, goji berry tarts next.

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