Huckleberry Pie Recipe

Indulge in the sweet and tangy goodness of a homemade huckleberry pie - it’s easier than you might think! Huckleberries have a flavor reminiscent of blueberries, but with a little more zing, and this pie shows off their addicting flavor. Serve this pie with with a vanilla ice cream for something classic, and a few crushed hickory nuts to make it extra wild.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
20 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
85 minutes
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Hickleberry Pie
- 4 cups fresh huckleberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 pre-made pie doughs (one for the pie base, one for the lattice on top)


Step 1 - Preparation instructions

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and set aside a 9-inch pie plate.

Step 2 - Combine ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh huckleberries, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt. Gently stir until the berries are evenly coated with the mixture. Set aside.

Step 3 - Cooking instructions

Carefully place one pie dough into the pie plate, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides completely.

Step 4 - Add the huckleberries

Pour the huckleberry mixture into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

Step 5 - Cut the pie dough

Cut the second pie dough into thin strips or use cookie cutters to create decorative shapes.

Step 6 - Place the strips

Place the strips or shapes over the filling, creating a lattice or design of your choice.

Step 7 - Seal the edges

Seal the edges of the pie crust by crimping or using a fork.

Step 8 - Optional step

Optional: Brush the top crust with beaten egg or milk for a glossy finish.

Step 9 - Bake the pie

Place the pie on a baking sheet and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Step 10 - Let cool

Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

What are huckleberries?

Huckleberries are small, round berries that belong to the Vaccinium genus. They are closely related to blueberries and are native to North America. Huckleberries are typically dark purple or black in color and have a sweet and tangy flavor. They are often used in various culinary preparations, including desserts, jams, and sauces. Huckleberries also have a high nutritional value, being rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber. They can be found growing in the wild in mountainous regions and are considered a prized ingredient in many local cuisines.

What do huckleberries taste like?

Huckleberries are often described as having a tart and slightly sweet flavor that is reminiscent of a mix between a blueberry and a blackberry. The taste can vary depending on the specific variety and ripeness of the huckleberry, and also by region and growing conditions. Generally speaking, huckleberries are known for their sweet and addiciting flavor that people sometimes describe as “a more interesting blueberry.”

Where can I buy huckleberries?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy huckleberries directly from foragers and cultivators!

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