Sunday, July 03, 2011

Stars and Stripes Pie Recipe!

"But Cindy," you say, "you don't make pie!"

No, I don't...not the ones with home-made pie crust. I leave that to my awesome daughter-in-law!

But I came across this pie, and thought it was so beautiful, I decided to post it for those of you who ARE pie-makers.

Oh, and--HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

Here's the recipe, from Woman's Day:

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe Ingredients

1 box (15 oz) refrigerated ready-to-use pie crusts
3 cans (21 oz each) cherry pie filling
1 can (21 oz) blueberry pie filling
1 large egg, slightly beaten in a cup
3 Tbsp sanding or coarse (crystal) sugar
You also need: 11/2- to 2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter
Recipe Preparation

1. On lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin, roll 1 pastry round into a 12-in. circle. Fit into a 9-in. pie plate, letting edges overhang. Drain 1 can cherry pie filling, combine in a bowl with remaining 2 cans cherry pie filling.

2. Bend a clean 6-in. square of cardboard in middle forming a wedge. Place in upper left corner of pie (like hands of a clock pointing to 9 and 12). Fill with blueberry pie filling. Spoon cherry pie filling into rest of pie. Lift out cardboard.

3. Roll other pastry round into a 10-in. circle. With a pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut round in five 1/2-in.-wide strips. With cookie cutter, cut 5 or 6 stars from rest of pastry. Brush strips and stars with beaten egg;sprinkle with sanding sugar.

4. Heat oven to 425°F. Starting in middle of pie, carefully place 3 longstrips, evenly spaced, across filling toward bottom edge. Cut remaining 2 strips into 4-in.-long pieces. Lay over cherry filling on upper right corner.Press ends of strips into edge of crust. Roll overhang of bottom crust up overends of strips to form an even rim. Flute or crimp rim. Brush rim with beaten egg; sprinkle with sugar. Place stars on upper left corner of pie.

5. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F; bake 25 to 30 minutes longeruntil pastry is golden brown and filling bubbles. Place on wire rack and cool completely.

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Yield 10 servings
  • Servings 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 467
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 29mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 89g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 1g


Zoanna said...

That's gorgeous--and, as they say, "almost too pretty to eat!'

ABM said...

love that pie!!! but like you... i don't know if i'll be making the effort to make that anytime soon, lol! hope you had a great 4th! your pics are super cute =)

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