4th of July Pie

Happy 4th of July!

I made two pies for today and one turned out a beauty and the other a beast. So we will just have to keep it at home to eat. I created this flag pie recipe. Hopefully it taste as good as it looks.

Flag Pie

Use your favorite double pie crust recipe.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

For the red portion of the pie you will need:
2cups of fresh strawberries quartered
2 cups frozen raspberries (thawed and drained)
1 1/4 cups sugar
pinch of salt
4 Tbsp corn starch
splash of orange juice
1 Tbsp butter

For the blue portion of the pie you will need:
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a pat of butter

Roll out half of your pie crust dough and line bottom of deep dish pie pan.

Gently mix the strawberries and raspberries with the sugar, salt, corn starch and orange juice.

In a separate mixing bowl, gently combine the blackberries and blueberries with the sugar, corn starch, and cinnamon.

Spoon blueberry mixture into corner of pie pan in a triangle. Next spoon in strawberry mixture to fill in around blueberry mixture.

Roll and flute sides of pie dough. Put dabs of butter on top of pie.

Roll out the remaining pie dough and use a small star cookie cutter and lines. Arrange like a flag.

Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees then turn oven to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until juices begin to bubble.

I was distracted by a certain budding artist in the house while baking the first pie and did not hear the timer. The bubbling went on a little long and left the pie looking like lava had exploded all over it. So, be sure to watch the pie closely to ensure you don't have a star spangled mess.

Happy Birthday my sweet country!


Courtney said...

looks awesome! Hope you had a great 4th. PS your "helper" sure is a cutie pie.

Lacey said...

Looks scrumptious-your talent always amazes me!! Love your little cutie patootie artist. :) :) He and Hadley are SOOO much alike. And poor Hailey girl. What a trooper! Hope she is feeling better and it heals quickly. Happy 4th....hope it was a great one!

Elizabeth said...

I'd like to make your flag pie for the 4th this week...but does this recipe make 2 pies? 7 cups of fruit seems like way too much for one pie....