Cheese Huckleberry Pie

Indulge in the delightful combination of sweet and savory with this Cheese Huckleberry Pie recipe.

Bursting with the tangy flavor of huckleberries and the rich creaminess of cheese, this pie is sure to become a favorite for any occasion.

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Whether served as a dessert or a savory treat, its unique taste will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh huckleberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese (such as cheddar or Gruyère)
  • 1 pre-made pie crust

Equipment

  • 9-inch pie dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Oven

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

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In a saucepan, combine the huckleberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Roll out the pie crust and line the pie dish with it.

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Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese evenly over the bottom of the pie crust.

Spoon the huckleberry filling over the cheese.

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Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the huckleberry filling.

Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 slice (assuming 8 slices per pie)
  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 25g
  • Protein: 5g

Health Benefits

Cheese Huckleberry Pie offers a blend of nutrients and flavors that contribute to overall well-being.

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Huckleberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and fiber, promoting heart health and digestion.

Cheese provides calcium and protein for strong bones and muscles.

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Enjoying this pie in moderation as part of a balanced diet can enhance nutrient intake and satisfy taste cravings simultaneously.

FAQ’s

Can I use frozen huckleberries instead of fresh?

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Yes, frozen huckleberries can be used as a substitute, but be sure to thaw and drain them before using.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

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Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to find your preferred flavor combination.

Can I make the pie crust from scratch?

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Yes, you can make your own pie crust from scratch if you prefer. Follow your favorite pie crust recipe.

How should I store leftovers?

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Leftover pie can be stored in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I freeze the pie for later consumption?

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Yes, you can freeze the pie for up to 2 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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