Huckleberry Pie (Huckleberry Ice Cream)
Crust: 7/10; the first full (mini) pie I’ve encountered on this trip, the single-crust was notably buttery, however it was difficult to get an equal bite of crust and filling as you would in a traditional slice.
Ice Cream: 7/10; strong showing for the humble huckleberry, breaking through with a non-traditional flavor profile. The way the ice cream was laid out onto the pie, however, made for an unwieldy dining experience, and thus, a minor point deduction.
Filling: 8/10; whole huckleberries were hard to come by in this filling, but the smoothness of the fruit combined with the oat crumble topping elevated the filling to a tart and crunchy pinnacle.
Presentation: 7/10; had the pie been brought on a plate instead of hastily thrown into a styrofoam to-go container, the dessert would have held a higher appeal. That said, the mini pie is a bold choice in a slice-driven pie market, so points go to the effort.
Taste: 7/10; some may argue that the oatmeal crumble topping pushed this dish closer into the cobbler category, but the rounded, crust-with-filling characteristics, along with a distinctly pie-like essence from your first mouthful, denote this pie as an above-average complement to any meal.
Overall: 36/50; 3.5 slices – Tasty mini-pie morsel, but if you’re a slice aficionado, other pies will tickle your fancy.