|Partridge berry (aka Lingonberry) Pie.|
According to Wikipedia partridge berry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), internationally known as lingonberry, is a relative of the cranberry and is a low mat forming evergreen shrub with tiny rounded leaves. These berries grow in the dry, acidic soils of Newfoundland and Labrador’s barrens and coastal headlands.
|Partridge berry growing among the reindeer moss.|
We also had partridge berries on our home cooked oatmeal for breakfast one morning.
And a sundae.
I was hoping that perhaps fresh partridge berries might be available, but I learned they are harvested in September after the first frost. The pie was made with frozen berries. I'll look for frozen ones in the grocery store, but I suspect they are not available commercially, but perhaps only as preserves or jam. I guess individuals pick the berries and freeze them. I didn't find out from the restaurant just where they got the berries for the pie. I wish I had done so
|Lingonberry jam from IKEA (Photo from their website).|