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Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:16:39 PM »
Evidence has been found the the Huckleberry actually got its name from a simple mistake.  An early American Colonist, upon encountering the native American berry, misidentified it as the European blueberry known as the “Hurtle Berry,” by which name it was called until around 1670 when it was corrupted to become know as the “Huckleberry.”

The expression “I’ll be your Huckleberry” means just the right person for a given job, and it also means a mark of affection or comradeship to one’s partner or sidekick.

Later, the term came to mean somebody inconsequential.  Mark Twain borrowed aspects of this meaning to name his famous character, Huckleberry Finn.  His idea, as he told an interviewer in 1895, was to establish that he was a boy “of lower extraction or degree” than Tom Sawyer.

 Now put those fresh picked Huckleberries of yours to good use!  :IBCOOL:

Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie

1 cup all-purpose Flour
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar or Sugar-free Substitute
1/2 cup finely chopped Pecans
1/2 cup (cold) Unsalted Butter

1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese (softened)
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar or Substitute
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Whipped Cream or 1 cup Whipped Topping

1/2 cup Sugar or Substitute
4-1/2 teaspoons Cornstarch
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Water
2 cups fresh Huckleberries Divided
1-1/2 teaspoons Unsalted Butter
Extra Whipped Cream, for topping

In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and nuts. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread on baking sheet; bake at 400° for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Do not Scorch.)
Remove from oven. While mixture is still hot, press into a 9-in. pie plate, forming a pie shell, let it cool down.

For the cream cheese filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; gently fold in
the whipped cream. Pour or spoon the filling into the cooled crust; refrigerate.

For the topping, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Stir in water until smooth; add 1 cup of  Huckleberries. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Add butter and remaining Huckleberries. Cool; pour over cheese filling. Top Pie with whipping cream. :drool:
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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 07:06:19 AM »
Well that pie looks amazing, thanks for the recipe and the interesting history!  :tup:
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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 07:08:22 AM »
The cream cheese pie ,my wife already makes that every Thanksgiving. :tup:
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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 08:24:48 AM »
Thanks Doug! I am going to see if the wife can put this together.

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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 09:09:53 AM »
Oh man I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 10:34:19 PM »
It was good.

Really good.

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Re: Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 05:15:22 AM »
My friend in Fruitland sold  a huckleberry cream cheese pie at a pie auction in Hunters, Wa. Sold it for a record amount--I think around $75.  UMMM, Arlie's huckleberry cream cheese pie and vanilla bean ice cream.
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