My favorite pie in the entire universe is: buffalo berry pie.
What the heck is a buffalo berry? Well... it's a wild currant-like berry that grows on a silvery tree / bush in my parent's pasture in Nebraska. The berries are very rich and almost nutty in flavor... and they make excellent jam and pie.
When I was home over Christmas, my Mom gave me a couple of canned quarts (Thanks, Mom!). I've been saving them for this week... last night, I made a buffalo berry pie with one of the quarts as a birthday present to myself. (Thursday is my birthday! Whoohooooo!)
It turned out pretty good... and I've decided I'm going to eat a piece of pie for breakfast every day this week until it is gone. I figure, it's fruit... bread... no different than eating a Danish or something, right?!
Anyway... here are pics of the event.
Tasted so good, John and I went online and ordered ten buffalo berry bushes / trees (if you click, you'll have to scroll down to see the description) to plant along the west site of our yard.
Once they're planted and grow a couple years, we'll have buffalo berries of our very own to pick and can.
I see more buffalo berry pies and jam in our future!