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Cheese Huckleberry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min. + chilling

Makes

2 pies (8 servings each)

This huckleberry pie has a cookielike press-in crust, a fluffy cream filling and a layer of luscious huckleberries on top. I think it really shows off the lovely dark glossy berries. —Dianne Doede, Trout Lake, Washington
Cheese Huckleberry Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen huckleberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and sides of two greased 9-in. pie pans. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For topping, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; stir in berries and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Cool.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, zest and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon half into each crust making a slight well. Spoon topping over filling. Chill for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 269 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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