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Anyone like huckleberry jam & jelly?
June 16, 2013
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I recently moved to the Northwest and found that huckleberries are very popular in jams, jellies, syrups, and even honey.  What do you make with your huckleberries?  Have you ever had huckleberries?

 

 

June 17, 2013
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Not sure that I've ever had a huckleberry, but have heard of them at least!  Can't you use them just about every way any other berry would be used?  Like pie.  And in quick breads.  Dried, even, for snacks?

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June 17, 2013
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Homemade huckleberry wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 18, 2013
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StuckinMiami said
Homemade huckleberry wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds great!  Huckleberry pie and huckleberry ice cream are my two favorites.

June 18, 2013
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I live in South Eastern Idaho and huckleberries are very popular here as well, when I got to pick in July/August I will wash them up, freeze them until I decided what I am doing with them. Sometimes we make huckleberry pancakes, my family loves them. I also make jam and syrup with them. I love to make a topping for cheesecake with them as well... Huckleberries are so dang good. I have made a blend of jams with huckleberry, raspberry and blackberry. Great together!

June 20, 2013
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I have about 2 gallon of frozen... gifted to me...would you make huckleberry jam like you would blueberry jam?

June 21, 2013
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Miss Judy said
I have about 2 gallon of frozen... gifted to me...would you make huckleberry jam like you would blueberry jam?

 

Do you need a taste tester???wink

We love homemade jam!!

 

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June 21, 2013
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It seems to me that huckleberries are very similar to blueberries in consistency and texture, so yes, I'd start with a recipe for blueberry jam and see how you like it...  I think they are a bit less acidic and more tart though, so be prepared to add a little more sugar.  More sugar shouldn't throw off a recipe too much, less may well affect how it sets up though, that is why they makespecial pectin for low and no sugar jellies.  

Addsugar sparingly though, It's not just that it's better for you that way, but you can always add sweetness after you open a jar later, you cannot take sweetness out after the fact. 

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The sugar/fruit ratio is quite critical for jelly making too much or too little sugar and you get syrup.

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