I made my standard half unbleached white, half whole wheat pastry flour crust. The inside of the pie consisted of huckleberries, sugar, a bit of flour for thickening, and small amounts of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
I knew I wanted to spell Dazee's name on top of the pie, and I really wanted to purchase a set of alphabet cookie cutters, but in the end sense came back to me, and I cut the letters out by hand instead. Here's a nice shot of the crimped edge:
|And the finished pie:|
Too bad the pie itself sucked! We cut into it and it was pure liquid. I think the wild huckleberries had a very thick skin, so even after baking at 375F for an hour, they didn't burst to release their pectin. It was just pie soup, though it was tasty pie soup--and the crust was my favorite part. Our friends Mitchell and Noy brought over some plum and watermelon sorbet from La Divina, so that made it all OK.