Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1. Fresh Huckleberry Pie

It’s calendar week ane of the ‘year of the pie’ together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my husband.  I’ve solely made him ane huckleberry pie inward 25 years of matrimony thence this was at the transcend of the list.  I tin flaming also pretty much guarantee that many of the 52 pies I brand this year, volition live on novel to both of us!


 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Always starting fourth dimension amongst fresh fruit.

I was wondering if nosotros could uncovering skillful blueberries this fourth dimension of year.

We are nearly 6 months yesteryear huckleberry flavor but Husband came through for me together with establish some beautiful berries at our local Wegman’s grocery store.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Rinse the fruit nether cool H2O picking out the stems together with less desirable berries.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Sprinkle the blueberries amongst nearly 1 loving cup of sugar.

You tin flaming create upwards one's take away heed if to a greater extent than or less is needed depending on the sweetness of the fruit.

I sprinkled nearly 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice on the blueberries to add together tartness.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Next add together 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together with v tablespoons of flour to the sugared blueberries.

You tin flaming add together less flour if yous prefer to a greater extent than liquid.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Mix good taking attention non to impairment the berries.  Set aside piece nosotros brand the crust.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

You volition necessitate salt, flour, Crisco shortening, all-purpose flour,

and a bowl of H2O ice H2O (about a cup) with ane teaspoon of vinegar mixed in.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Mix together the flour and salt then cutting inward the shortening until pieces are the size of minor peas.  Add nearly 10 tablespoons of the water/vinegar mixture.  Stir amongst a fork until good blended.  Try non to overwork the dough.  Divide the dough inward one-half together with curlicue out on a floured surface.  Invert the pie plate over the dough together with cutting to fit.  Gently seat the dough inward a pie plate trying non to push clit or stretch the dough.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Add the huckleberry mixture to the crust.

If the berries look dry, add together a duo of tablespoons of H2O to the pie at this time.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Dot the berries amongst butter.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Roll the remaining dough out into a circle on a floured surface.

Cut the dough inward strips whatever width yous prefer.  I made mine some 1/2 inch.

I didn’t truly mensurate each one, I only used the ruler to cutting a guide line.

This is my baking ruler – together with I never work it for anything else.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Some are a piffling thicker together with some are thin.  Free-form baking!

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Start amongst iii of the longest strips together with lay them across the pie.

Weave a few dough strips inward the contrary direction.

I volition add together that yous don’t convey to produce this type of pie crust.

A obviously transcend amongst holes to vent volition live on only every bit skillful together with may help prevent huckleberry juice from leaking out or bubbling upwards on transcend of the crust.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Keep adding strips ane at a fourth dimension weaving every bit yous go.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

I establish it easier to push clit back every other strip earlier laying the side yesteryear side ribbon of dough.


 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Then yous are done.  Trim the edges of dough all the agency around.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

I work left over H2O ice H2O to dampen the crust every bit I tuck it under.

Just dip your fingers inward the H2O together with smear it on the underside of the dough.

Wetting the dough volition assistance it stick together.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

And together with thence I brushed on a piffling fleck of milk together with sprinkled the transcend amongst a minor total of sugar.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Bake inward a preheated 375 aeroplane oven for xl minutes or until done.

The milk helps give the dough a lovely golden brownish color.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie


As amongst many fruit pies, it is best served later the juice has a run a peril to settle.

Husband enjoyed his slightly warm, together with refused H2O ice cream and Reddi-Whip.

Go figure!


 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

I similar that the blueberries didn’t plow to mush.

Mixing the saccharide together with flour inward amongst the berries earlier baking helps them drib dead along their shape.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

The minor total of vinegar helps create a flaky crust.

 together with nosotros started off amongst a fresh huckleberry for my hubby 1.  Fresh Blueberry Pie

Some of the juice bubbled upwards over the crust – but no matter!  It’s all goooood!


Click HERE for a printable re-create of the recipe.


Pastry for Double-Crust Pie:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cups shortening

10 tablespoons H2O ice water

1 teaspoon vinegar (added to H2O ice water)


In a mixing bowl stir together flour together with salt.  Cut inward shortening until pieces are the size of minor peas.

Sprinkle amongst water/vinegar mixture and contain until soft dough forms.  To clarify, yous may non work all the H2O together with vinegar mixture.  That’s OK.  You may uncovering that 10 tablespoons is also much thence experience complimentary to work your best judgment.  If all the water/vinegar mixture is non used only pour it out.


Divide the dough in one-half together with curlicue out on floured surface.

Fit into pie plate, cut back edges, create total with fruit together with tally transcend crust.  You tin flaming also cutting strips of dough to brand a lattice transcend for the pie.  Fold whatever extra pastry nether bottom crust; flute edge.  Bake!


Fresh Blueberry Pie


4 cups of fresh blueberries, washed together with picked over

1 loving cup of sugar

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (if needed for tartness)

2 tablespoons H2O (if needed)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter (divided)


Wash the blueberries together with drain well.  Sprinkle fruit amongst 1 loving cup of sugar.  Mix inward v tablespoons flour together with cinnamon amongst the berries.  Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice on berries if needed for tartness.  If berries are dry out add together two tablespoons of H2O to bowl.  Fold together gently to preclude the berries from splitting.

Pour huckleberry mixture into a unbaked pie crust.  Dot amongst iv tablespoons of butter together with tally amongst a transcend crust.  Brush on a minor total of milk or egg together with sprinkle amongst saccharide if desired.  Bake inward a preheated 375 aeroplane oven for some xl minutes or until crust is nicely browned together with juice begins to bubble through slits.  Serve slightly warm, non hot.  Enjoy!


Thanks for stopping yesteryear Tricia

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