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What are some popular sources of huckleberry pie in Montana?

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The Huckleberry Patch Restaurant and Gift Shop in Hungry Horse and The Whistle Stop Restaurant in East Glacier are two popular sources of huckleberry pie in Montana. As of December 2015, The Huckleberry Patch has sold the pies, made from the purple wild berry native to the region, for more than 50 years. In the summer of 2014, The Whistle Stop sold 795 huckleberry pies to visitors.

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The Huckleberry Patch Restaurant and Gift Shop in Hungry Horse, Montana sells, on average, 40 to 50 huckleberry pies per day, using the same recipe for more than 50 years. The huckleberries are hand-picked, and the pies are made without any artificial colors or flavorings.

In East Glacier, Montana, The Whistle Stop Restaurant sells huckleberry pie made like traditional strawberry pie, with a gelling glaze over the berries. The restaurant stocked $4,000 worth of huckleberries in the summer of 2015, and sold nearly 800 pies the year before. Locals consider huckleberry pie to be East Glacier's signature dish.

Luna's Restaurant, also in East Glacier, sold more than a dozen huckleberry pies per day in the summer of 2014, for a total of 995 pies sold. Luna's uses more than 200 gallons of huckleberries in the summer to make its variation, made with a graham cracker crust and a thin layer of cream cheese.

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