Wild Mountain Huckleberry Pie Recipe that Will Make Your Taste Buds Sing
Oh my goodness, let me tell you about my wild huckleberry harvesting adventures in the interior parts of British Columbia this past summer! It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life, and I can't wait to do it all over again next year.
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of trying a huckleberry, you're missing out on one of the most delicious and unique berries in the world. They grow in the mountains and are only available for a short period during the summer months. That's what makes them so special, and why huckleberry pies are hands down the best pies out there.
The mountain culture of picking huckleberries is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. My friends and I would hike up into the alpine areas and clear cuts, searching for the elusive berries. We had to be careful, though, because we were often sharing the territory with black bears who were also out foraging for food. We made sure to make lots of noise to alert them of our presence and carried bear spray just in case.
The bugs were also something to contend with. Mosquitoes and other insects were everywhere, but we couldn't let that deter us from our mission. We were on a mission to harvest as many huckleberries as we could before the season ended. And let me tell you, it was worth it.
The taste of a freshly picked huckleberry is indescribable. It's sweet, yet tangy, with a flavor that is unique to this berry alone. We would fill up our containers with as many berries as we could carry and then head back down the mountain, already planning what we were going to make with our haul.
Of course, the obvious choice was huckleberry pie. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The combination of the sweet, juicy berries with the flaky crust was pure heaven. I could eat huckleberry pie every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.
In conclusion, if you ever get the chance to go huckleberry harvesting in the mountains, I highly recommend it. Yes, you'll have to deal with bears and bugs, but the reward is worth it. And if you're looking for the perfect way to use your huckleberries, you can't go wrong with a homemade huckleberry pie. Trust me, it will change your life!