For the fouth of July this year, I decided to bake a red, white, and blue American flag pie. Check out my inspiration via Woman's Day magazine here.
Here's my pie:
And here's how I did it:
Step 1: Make your pie dough. Refrigerate.
I used Ina Garten's Perfect Pie Crust recipe with a 9in pie plate, which left enough extra dough to make a crostata the next day.
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Step 2: Assemble your fruit, keeping the blue fruit separate (this will make up the stars part of your pie flag).
I used 4 peaches (white), 1 carton of raspberries and 1 carton of strawberries (red), and 1 carton of blueberries (blue). I also used the zest of one orange to flavor the fruit.
Step 3: Wash, cut, and combine your fruit with granulated white sugar, lemon juice, and orange zest.
I used 1/4 cup sugar for the blueberries, which were on the sour side, and 1/2 cup sugar for the rest of the fruit. Set aside.
Step 4: Roll out one half of your dough until it is pretty thin (you will almost be able to see through it).
Step 5: Arrange the dough in the 9in pie plate. Refrigerate.
Step 6: Roll out the other half of the dough and cut into stars and stripes.
Step 7: Assemble the pie.
Step 8: Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350F and cook for another 40 minutes.
Step 9: Enjoy!