BERRY PIE

Berry Pie is a delightful treat bursting with flavors from the berries and homemade buttery golden crust. This pie is perfect treat for the 4th of July!

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Pie is a perfect way to enjoy fruits that are in season 🙂 As you all know by now, I am a berry lover, and I love baking pies that contain berries or other seasonal fruits. I make the crust at home as I love the process of doing it. You can simply use the store bought crust, and they taste delicious as well. Since July 4th is around the corner, I have created a delicious patriotic pie 🙂 It’s always good to have a fancy looking dessert for major holiday gatherings such as 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc., isn’t it ?

I have noted down the way I have done it, so that I don’t mess up things when I prepare it again. Decorate the crust the way you love as its always fun to do, or keep it as simple like this strawberry galette  or rustic apple blackberry pie.

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If you are interested in making this patriotic pie then here you go..

  • Making the Pie Crust :  
  • Prepare the filling :    
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions :I always love to make some extra dough so that I can create some different shapes and decorate or just serve some pie fries with leftover dough for tea or coffee. This time I have prepared an interesting recipe with leftover dough which I will be sharing soon. So stay tuned!
  • Roll the dough and crimp the edges if desired : I have used 9 inch pie pan for the recipe. Roll the dough into 12 or 13 inch round and transfer it to pie plate. Press firmly against the bottom and edges. Crimp up the edges or simply press using fork if desired. Trim off any extra dough.

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  • Spoon the filling into the crust :  I have placed two graham crackers at 90 degree to create 2 sections in the crust. Filled 1/4 with blueberry filling and the rest with the strawberry filling 🙂
  • Cut out the stars and stripes :  Roll other half of the dough. Using pizza cutter, cut them to stripes of desired thickness and using cookie cutter, cut them into stars of desired size. Any extra stars and stripes can be used for decorating or served as side later. Keep this on separate parchment paper.  Brush it with egg wash and sprinkle some sugar.
  • I have baked the stars and stripes separately (for about 8 to 12 minutes, respectively) just to avoid any juices from the berries bubbling on top of them and staining it 🙂 But make sure you place these on top of the baked pie as soon as the pie is out of the oven.
  •   Bake the stars and stripes for 8 and 12 minutes, respectively or till you get the desired color.

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American Flag Pie is ready. Don’t you think this is easy, plus the process is even more fun. Ask your kids (or your friends) to  form stripes and stars using pizza- and cookie-cutters – a perfect way to get everyone involved in the Independence Day celebrations.

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Preparation time : 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves : 1 pie

    

Ingredients for Berry Pie






(You can even use store bought pie dough)

For the Blueberry Filling
Blueberry – 3/4 cup
Corn starch – 1/2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp

For Strawberry Filling
Strawberry chopped – 1 pound
Corn starch – 2 tbsp
Sugar  – 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Salt – pinch


Steps to prepare Berry Pie

Step I (Prepare the dough. If using store bought dough, ignore this step.)

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  • In another bowl, add in blueberries, corn starch, sugar, vanilla extract and toss.

Step III (Assemble the pie)

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  • Make the crimp on the edges if desired and trim off any excess. Egg wash the edges and sprinkle some sugar.
  • I have placed graham cracker just to divide the crust into 2 sections ( 1/4 for blueberry and 3/4 for strawberry)
  • Spoon the blueberry filling into 1/4 portion of the crust  and strawberry filling to the remaining larger portion and carefully remove the graham cracker. Keep this aside.
  • Roll out the remaining half portion of the dough and cut them to form stripes of the flag and using cookie cutter cut the stars of desired size. Brush these with egg wash and sprinkle some sugar. Place this on parchment paper. (If you have any left over dough make extra stripes and stars as they will be tasty or simply plastic wrap them and place it in refrigerator. An interesting recipe that uses any left over pie dough coming up soon, so stay tuned!)
  • I like to bake my stripes and stars separately and then place it on the pie as soon as they are out from the oven.
  • Bake the pie on the lower rack of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes or till the edges are brown and filling is bubbling.
  • Place the stars and stripes on the top rack of the oven and bake the stripes for 12 minutes and stars for about 8 minutes or until it is done.
  • Once the pie is out of the oven immediately place stars and stripes. Allow the pie to cool completely.
  • Berry Pie is now ready. Serve and enjoy. Happy 4th of July in advance!!

  • The amount of ice cold water required may vary depending on the quality of flour and weather condition. So add 1 or 2 tbsp at a time.

      

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22 Responses

  1. This is such a cute pie! I love how you’ve cut your pastry into stars and stripes – how clever!

  2. This berry patriotic pie is so darn gorgeous! I love everything about this fabulous recipe. I’m planning on making this for my the 4th of July backyard gathering. 🙂

  3. We love pies here. I made a commitment to make more pies this year and need to get started!

  4. Holy smokes this looks AMAZING!! Serious pie goals right here

  5. Wow this looks amazing!! You’re so talented, it honestly came out perfect!

  6. This looks so super cute, and definitely delicious!!! One day I’ll be brave enough to try it 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  7. This pie look so delicious! I also love how festive it is. I can’t wait until we have our new house built and I can start cooking for guests during the holidays!

  8. This is my kind of pie! I love the 4th theme! So creative and I bet yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  9. That is a beautiful pie! I love the American Flag design. Just in time for 4th of July 🙂

  10. That is SO pretty and looks so tasty! I admire bakers. I’m not one of them 😉

  11. Love this beautiful pie!! We will have to give it a try in the upcoming weeks!

  12. This is such a beautiful pie! The berries are so plump and delicious looking, and your design with the stripes is adorable.

  13. Wow! That is one gorgeous pie! What a clever idea … especially how you did the fruit in the middle. I’ve never seen anything like that. I am not much of a baker but this looks doable and boy will my family be impressed!

  14. This pie is too gorgeous! I love that it looks so incredibly elegant, yet not so intimidating that I’d be afraid to try to make it myself.

  15. Oh, this is so patriotic and clever. I love both strawberries and blueberries so this would be perfect to make for the 4th of July. Can’t wait to try it.

  16. A patriotic pie for the 4th of July! I love how you added the design for the crust.

  17. This is a gorgeous pie! It’s so festive and perfect for the upcoming holidays. Beautiful photos!

  18. That is a gorgeous pie! It’s so perfect for the 4th of July. I’ve really been craving pie lately and this recipe looks perfect!

  19. OMG this pie looks absolutely gorgeous. YOu are a true artist with pies 😀 This will be great for upcoming celebration.

  20. You make this pie look so easy. It’s so festive! Good job.

  21. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for all the step by step instructions and suggestions, it really makes it easier. I love making my own pie crust and this one looks so buttery and flaky. And that topping….!

  22. This is such a pretty pie! I would love to make a pie sometime and I really want to try this one. We live in California and have strawberries everywhere!

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