The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series is set on a beautiful hill in northeastern Wisconsin where the huckleberries grow wild and the romance grows like huckleberries. After writing Huckleberry Hill, I decided I needed to make a huckleberry pie for myself. My friend Lori goes to Idaho every summer and picks huckleberries and bottles them so she can have huckleberries all year round.
Here is a sweet, mild recipe for huckleberry pie from my friend Lori Peterson.
My son helped me bake pies. (He is a very good son!)
I rolled out the crust because I am very good at crust.
A beautiful quart of huckleberries!
I am very proud of that lattice top.
The finished product is beautiful and delicious!
2 T cornstarch
2 T flour
¼ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 quart bottled huckleberries
Separate huckleberries from juice. Mix cornstarch and flour with a little portion of the huckleberry juice. On medium heat, heat remaining juice from the huckleberries in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and salt then the cornstarch mixture. Stir constantly over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and add huckleberries. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Add top crust and cut slits to vent. Bake 375 for 40-50 minutes.
Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Visit JenniferBeckstrand.com for recipes, upcoming events, and news about books and giveaways.