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Huckleberry Custard Pie

August 15, 2019 (Last Updated: February 20, 2020)

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Huckleberry Custard Pie is a delicious pie filled with wild huckleberries.

Slice of berry pie on a white plate with the whole pie behind the slice of pie.

We are still picking huckleberries and that means I keep making more huckleberry recipes. This huckleberry pie is my latest creation. My dad told me I needed to do a huckleberry pie on my blog. So Dad, this pie is for you! 

Huckleberry custard pie is different than just a regular ol’ huckleberry pie. It has a custard filling loaded with berries. 

A fork with a bite of huckleberry pie.

I made this pie with fresh huckleberries, but you could also use frozen huckleberries. We freeze all our extra berries so we can enjoy them all year long. Some of our favorite huckleberry recipes include huckleberry pancakes(this is a blueberry pancake recipe that we substitute with huckleberries), huckleberry muffins and huckleberry crisp.  Any recipe using blueberries can be substituted with huckleberries.

How to make huckleberry custard pie:

  1. Roll out crust and place in a pie dish
  2. Place custard ingredients in a bowlEggs, sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a glass bowl.
  3. Mix together A wire whisk mixing a custard mixture.
  4. Fold in huckleberries Fresh huckleberries in a custard mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared pie shell Pouring a pie mixture into a pie shell.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and add topping Huckleberry Pie unbaked with a crumble crust.
  8. Cover outer crust with foil or a pie crust protector to prevent over browning of crust Pie crust covered with foil.
  9. Return to oven and continue baking until cooked through A whole huckleberry pie on a white board.
  10. Allow pie to cool. Slice and serve A slice of pie with a fork taking a piece off the top of the slice.

What is the pie topping?

I used additional pie crust formed into small bits and dropped onto the pie. You could also roll out a pie crust and place on top. If you use a whole pie crust for the topping, just be certain to cut a few slits to allow the steam to escape while cooking. 

What type of pie crust do I use?

This pie uses a traditional pie crust. You can make your own or use a store bought crust. You will want a double crust – one for the bottom and part of the 2nd for the topping.

How long do you bake this pie?

It is first baked for 30 minutes and then once the topping is added it is baked for an additional 15=20 minutes.

Can I use a different fruit if I don’t have huckleberries?

Yes, you could substitute blueberries for the huckleberries in this pie. You would then have a blueberry custard pie instead of a huckleberry custard pie, but it would still be delicious! You could also use finely chopped rhubarb or blackberries in this pie.

Should I serve this pie with ice cream?

It would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. However, it’s also very delicious just by itself! Slice of berry pie on a white plate with the whole pie behind the slice of pie.

How long will this pie keep?

I find it’s best to eat this pie the same day it’s baked or the day after. 

What type of equipment do I need?

To make this pie you will want a rolling pin, a pie plate. You could also use a pie crust protector if you didn’t want to use the foil. 

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Slice of berry pie on a white plate with the whole pie behind the slice of pie.

Huckleberry Custard Pie

Delicious custard pie made with wild huckleberries
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 407 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups huckleberries
  • 2 unbaked pie crust



  • Roll out pie crust and place in a 9 inch pie plate. Cover remaining pie dough to save for topping.

Custard Filling

  • Combine sour cream, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla and salt into a bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • Fold in huckleberries.
  • Pour into unbaked pie crust.


  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven.
  • Add topping to pie by either rolling out remaining pie dough and adding a top crust or by making a crumble out of 1/2 of the remaining dough. To make crumble, simply form small rounded bits with your fingers and drop onto pie.
  • Wrap outer edge of pie crust with foil or place a pie crust protector on pie to keep crust from over browning.
  • Return pie to oven for 20 minutes.
  • Allow pie to fully cool before serving.


  • Fresh or frozen huckleberries may be used. If using frozen, do not thaw first. Increase baking time 5-10 minutes.
  • Blueberries may be used in place of huckleberries


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 398IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
Keyword huckleberry, huckleberry desserts, huckleberry pie, huckleberry recipes
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This pie was inspired by a blueberry custard pie recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything. 

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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    August 19, 2019 at 4:42 am

    5 stars
    I love a good custard pie, but I’ve never had a huckleberry custard pie. I clearly need to change that! Also, I vote that vanilla ice cream is a requirement. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks delicious, Kathy! Excellent summer recipe right here.

  • Reply
    August 17, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I’m thinking your dad must be very happy! I hope you got a slice (or two)! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that you added those bits of crust for the topping. I’ve never seen it done that way before. It’s great. Cheers! ~Valentina

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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    August 15, 2019 at 6:27 am

    5 stars
    Another delicious huckleberry creation!! I would love to try this – fruit pies are my favourite. It really looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      August 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Frd G
    August 15, 2019 at 6:25 am

    5 stars
    Great use of huckleberries, and no runny pie juice.

    • Reply
      August 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      All those juicy get absorbed right into the custard.

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