Huckleberry Recipe Books
There are a lot of people who have wondered if the Huckleberry was actually real, they only remember huckleberry hound. But I assure you the fruit is real, you can ask any black bear you meet and they will tell you it is real. Grown native in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, this fruit is a favorite of 4 legged and two legged persons alike. You can do just about anything with huckleberries that you can imagine. Pies, Cookies, Syrup, Gummy Bears, Taffy, Jelly, Jam, and desserts of all kinds and even drinks.
I like Huckleberry pie myself, and the gummy bears are not bad either, but everybody has their favorites. Fresh huckleberries are great over ice cream, cereal, pancakes, and a lot more. Because they are grown mostly wild, the harvest depends on mother nature and the folks who go out and pick them in the wild. Sometimes you would have to compete with wild animals who use these berries as a great source of natural food, so there are many factors that play a role in the amount of harvest that comes in and is available to the public.
Some of the best huckleberry recipes you can find would be from local cooks who live where the huckleberry is native. I am sure there are other great recipes out there, but folks who live in my region are going to have slightly better idea on how to gather, and prepare the huckleberry is some really neat treats. We do live in a part of the country where it takes a lot of work just to gather one gallon of these berries, and put them together in such a way that we get the most from the labor it takes to go get them.
To find out more of the base information for this berry you can visit the wiki page for huckleberry
There is a lot of great info in these pages that you can combine with what you learn from people who live in the area where huckleberries thrive and grow, and people create new dishes to eat that have the berries included. For many many years, people who live in the Pacific Northwest have put up huckleberries in jams and jellies and syrup for use later in the long Winters.
The Huckleberry As A Native Fruit
Indian people have been eating the huckleberry and service berry for many years. A favorite addition to Pemmican as noted in a fact sheet by the FDA here, the method of adding nutritious fruits to dried meat and fats and storing this for years has proven to make Winter survival possible and more comfortable. I have made pemmican before using the same ingredients and have to say it’s not bad at all. A person could survive just fine with this food source.
I have worked in the mountains performing trail maintenance for the Forest Service and had to clear the trails of overgrown huckleberry foliage that also included the berries that grew on them. Eating them fresh from the plant is some of the best tasting natural food available in the mountains, they are famous and rightfully so. Mountain men and Indians have always known of them, and they made use of the huckleberry as often as they could when in the region where they grew. I have also seen bears very nearby, and if you ever do decide to try and gather these berries on your own, please be careful and be advised that the bears may consider your encroachment as a danger to their food supply.