Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie #Progressive Eats

I had the urge to make a flag pie for Memorial Day. This Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie is both festive and irresistible!Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie | A raspberry and blueberry pie topped with pastry stars and stripes makes one festive, patriotic dessert!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie

I was awed by Wine and Glue’s spectacular  Firework Sugar Cookie Pie when I was pondering my concept for a patriotic dessert. But I finally realized a fruit pie was in order.  I was a little apprehensive about making this festive pie. I’ve tried to place decorative pastry atop fruit pies before with less than stellar results. As the fruit cooks, the surface loses any semblance of being level and the imagery is skewed with dips and divots. So I turned to this American Berry Pie from the Land o’ Lakes website for a more compact filling.Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie | A raspberry and blueberry pie topped with pastry stars and stripes makes one festive, patriotic dessert!

A Patriotic Pie

Hey, it looks like a flag!! Plus it’s Red, sort of “Whitish,” and Blue. The fillings were tasty, though less juicy than my typical berry pies. But since the goal was to have a recognizable representation of our stars and stripes, I considered this a victory. The picky hubby is a pie connoisseur, and he nearly single-handedly devoured this tasty dessert!

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie | A raspberry and blueberry pie topped with pastry stars and stripes makes one festive, patriotic dessert!

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Patriotic Stars and Stripes Berry Pie

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins

A raspberry and blueberry pie decked out for the holidays with stars and stripes!

Ingredients

    Crust

    • 2 1/4 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 11 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
    • 7 tablespoons cold shortening, cut into tablespoon chunks
    • 5 tablespoons ice water

    Filling

    • 4 cups fresh raspberries
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, divided

    To finish

    • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
    • Sanding sugar

    Instructions

    1. Make crust by pulsing together the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add butter cubes and shortening and pulse until it resembles corn meal. Sprinkle with the ice water (make sure no cubes get into the dough) and pulse until dough comes together. Divide into ⅔ (for bottom crust) and ⅓ (for stars and stripes) portions, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. You may also use your own recipe or sheets of pre-made pastry.
    2. Preheat oven to 425°.
    3. Place the raspberries in one bowl and the blueberries in another.
    4. Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in small bowl.. Add ¼ cup sugar mixture, 1 tablespoon water and ¼ teaspoon almond extract to blueberries.Toss gently. Add the rest of the sugar mixture and ¼ teaspoon of almond extract to the raspberries and gently toss.
    5. Roll out the larger piece of dough on a lightly floured surface and fit into the bottom (and up sides) of a 9-inch pie plate. Flute the edges as desired.
    6. Fold piece of aluminum foil several times make a 2-inch high divider. Place in the pie crust to make a division for the blueberries and raspberries, separating the pie into 2 sections, one about half the size of the other (look at photos for approximate placement). Spoon the blueberry mixture into ⅓ portion of pie crust. Spoon raspberry mixture into larger area of pie. Carefully remove foil. Check fruit to make surface as level as can be.
    7. Roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 11-inch circle. Score the dough to divide it into ⅓ and ⅔ sections Cut 5 wavy stripes, about ¾ inch wide from the larger section. Place over the raspberries and trim if necessary.
    8. From the smaller section cut out stars with small star cookie cutter. Arrange over blueberries.
    9. Brush crust with beaten egg; sprinkle with sanding sugar. Cover edge of crust with 2-inch strip of aluminum foil (I didn't do this but my crust got rather dark. I'd recommend including this step).
    10. Bake 15 minutes, then remove foil. Reduce oven to 375°. Continue baking 30-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbling. Cool pie 1 hour before serving.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 500kcal Calories from fat 251
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 28g43%
    Saturated Fat 13g65%
    Transfat 2g
    Cholesterol 42mg14%
    Sodium 296mg12%
    Carbohydrate 60g20%
    Dietary Fiber 6g24%
    Sugars 24g
    Protein 5g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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    Comments

    1. That’s a very beautiful summer pie! Excellent work, Liz.

    2. You did a great job! I love the colours too and the pastry looks so flaky and delicious. Happy Memorial Day.

    3. the perfect holiday pie! I love how festive this is!

    4. This is a delicious tart Liz! The perfect ending to a Memorial Day meal!

    5. What a gorgeous looking pie. I have been wanting to make a stars and stripes pie for a while. You just gave me the perfect recipe !!

    6. Your pie is so impressive! I have already forgotten what a fabulous baker you are! I’m so happy to be back here again!
      I hope you have spent lovely holidays in Switzerland. PIty we couldn’t meet…. maybe next time?

    7. You nailed it Liz! Stunning and no doubt absolutely delicious. Happy 4th of July!!

    8. What a pretty and scrumptious looking patriotic stars stripes berry pie. This would surely make a great treat for Memorial day.

    9. Oh, Liz!! Just perfect–love this!!

    10. Hi Liz, this has to be the prettiest patriotic pie I’ve ever seen, just gorgeous!

    11. Really beautiful dear Lizzy!! xoxo

    12. So pretty and very creative! 🙂

    13. Fun dish! Love the way it looks, and such a nice way to use seasonal berries. Thanks!

    14. What a fun and beautiful pie. I love the idea of combining fillings and the crust is absolutely wonderful. Happy 4th!

    15. How amazingly cute is this pie? I love it! This is so perfect for the Fourth–I just don’t know if I could cut into it and ruin that beautiful design 🙂

    16. This pie looks delicious and is a great pick for a patriotic dessert, Liz! You did an awesome job on the pastry decoration! Everything stayed in place perfectly.

    17. So pretty, Liz! This is the perfect 4th of July pie!

    18. Your pie is just amazing! So nice and I wish it was also so good!!!

    19. This is a beautiful (and I bet tasty) representation of your flag. I know I would love a slice of either side.

    20. Sooo beautiful…Must try your compact filling…Hope I can replicate your perfect crust too. Happy 4th!

    21. The results here are definitely stellar and it this should grace the cover of someone’s magazine.You also chose he perfect pie dish for this creation.

    22. I’m amazed at how well you were able to separate the blue from the red! It’s gorgeous.

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