American Flag Pie Recipe
It’s a purple, white, and blueberry pie! Simply fast be aware to share this American flag pie with you guys and to want everybody a Comfortable Fourth! Could there be a cookout and plenty of pie!
I’m really not very nicely practiced within the artwork of the pie – I believe this can be my second ever fruit pie. The primary was an apple crumble that was a convincing success. However that was years in the past. With all of the native fruit floating round and a protracted weekend, I believed it was time to attempt fruit pie once more. However, I’ve to confess, I didn’t make the pie crust as a result of, child steps. Additionally, fact is, I had some retailer purchased pie crust within the fridge that has been there for over a yr.
I’m no pie skilled, so, after strolling dwelling with 2 plus kilos of fruit, I did what everybody does at the present time and I appeared on the web for a berry pie recipe. The American flag pies had been too cute to withstand and right here we’re! Mike helped with tracing out the strips as a result of I’m not good at wavy issues and I took manner too lengthy chopping out star shapes with a paring knife however I’m so happy with the outcomes!
Additionally, I realized this: ensure you let your pie cool utterly earlier than slicing. I made the newbie pie mistake and minimize into it when it was simply the slightest bit heat and it wasn’t an ideal slice. Apparently pies must be cooled utterly in order that they solidify. Stable or not, it did style fairly darn good, particularly with a scoop of contemporary lemon ice cream 🙂
PS – If I used to be going to make this pie once more I’d defintely precook the fruit earlier than hand in order that it units up extra solidly. I’d additionally go the par-baking route in order that the pie crust stays crisp.
American Flag Pie Recipe
makes 1 pie
- 2 cups blueberries, washed and dried
- 1/three cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
- four cups strawberries, washed, dried, and quartered
- 2/three cups sugar
- three tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- pie crust of alternative, sufficient for a double crust
- 1 giant egg flippantly overwhelmed with 1 tablespoon water
- glowing sanding sugar
Pie filling loosely based mostly on Bon Appetit
Warmth the oven to 425°F.
Toss the blueberries along with the remainder of the filling elements and put aside. Toss the strawberries with the remainder of the filling elements and put aside.
Place the pie crust in your pie pan, crimp the perimeters, the put within the fridge. Lower out stars and strips of of the remaining pie crust. Place items on a baking sheet and preserve chilly within the fridge.
Make an aluminum foil pie dam by folding over a bit of aluminum foil a number of instances till pretty stiff. I made my piece about three inch excessive strip. Fold in half in order that it’s at a 90° angle. Place the aluminum foil folded strip into the pie and fill the 90° wedge with the blueberry filling and the remaining pie with the strawberry filling.
High with the celebrities on the blueberry filling and strips on the remaining. Brush the celebrities and strips with the egg wash and prime with sanding sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes, flip all the way down to 375°F and bake for 30-35 minutes, till the filling is effervescent and the crust is properly browned. Cowl the highest with foil if the celebrities and stripes brown too rapidly.
Observe: I used store-bough pie crust for a brilliant straightforward pie, however your favourite pie crust recipe will work after all!
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