American Pie with Blueberries, Raspberries, Stars and Stripes

I know that July 4th has passed, but I still had to share this pie. After all, you can still make it; there’s no need to wait for next year, and it’s a great reminder that cookie cutters are your friend when it comes to pie dough. In a few minutes, an ordinary fruit pie looks spectacular.

American Pie from Angela Roberts

A few things you need to know about baking with raspberries and blueberries which is the combination of this pie. Make sure the blueberries are very fresh and sweet. If you can’t get good blueberries, buy frozen. I do that a lot when it’s not blueberry season. As far as raspberries, truthfully, they are better not cooked, but if you do add them in for that amazing boost of color, add more sugar. They tend to become much more tart, as they cook. I did make a successful raspberry pie once that I named the Scarlet O’Hara Pie, but in general I think raspberries are best eaten as is.

Sometimes when I prepare a berry pie, I will cook the fruit on top of the stove first as I did here, with this blueberry pie filling.  That’s great when the pie is covered, but I wanted a different look for this pie.

I also used a tin pie pan for the first time ever, as a trial. I wanted to see if my crust would cook better on the bottom as I used a heeping helping amount of fruit and juice.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, or better yet, try this pie with peach ice cream. It will pair well and be a nice surprise.

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Patriotic Red White & Blue Pie with Raspberries and Blueberries
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
 
A mix of berries for a red white and blue pie, full of blueberries and raspberries, and stars and Stripes cut outs.
Ingredients
Pie Dough
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 12 tablespoons cold or frozen unsalted butter, cut into pieces!
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ to ½ cup ice cold water
Raspberry Blueberry Pie
  • 1 pie dough recipe
  • 4 cups of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups of raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup of sugar (might need more)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch or instant tapioca
  • stars cookie cutter
  • milk for brushing over pie crust
Instructions
Pie Dough
  1. Mix in a food processor, flour, sugar, salt.
  2. Add in butter. Mix for 10 seconds. Stop.
  3. Add in water. Mix for 5 to 10 seconds, just until you see dough form. Stop.
  4. Pour mixture into plastic ziplock type bag. Form with hands into a ball.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer.
  6. When you remove from fridge, let sit for about 15 minutes.
  7. Use a floured surface to roll out dough. Divide dough ⅔ to ⅓. The ⅓ will be used for the stars and stripes.
  8. Use cookie cutters to make the shapes.
Pie
  1. Mix the fruit together with the sugar and lemon. Taste for sweetness. Add more sugar than you think you need, as raspberries are tart. Add in the corn starch or instant tapioca.
  2. Roll out dough. Fork dough with holes. Add fruit. Top with cut out stars and stripes.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

 

 

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8 Responses to American Pie with Blueberries, Raspberries, Stars and Stripes

  1. Johanne says:

    I just made a blueberry pie this afternoon with pastry stars on top to bring to a 4th of July dinner tonight. Wish I had seen the stripes in your post sooner so I could have added those also. Brilliant! I cooked 1/4 of the fruit and mixed in the fresh berries. Kind of best of both worlds. Will try your pie too.

  2. Pretty as a picture, pretty as a pie. I love this.

  3. what a great recipe. love the stars. thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Monet says:

    This is such a gorgeous pie! I’m saving it for next year! (Or maybe next week!)

  5. What a beautiful pie! You’ve now convinced me that a great pie cutter is essential – especially if you can create something beautiful like this! Beautiful!

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