Day 245: American Flag Pie

Happy Veteran's Day! I made this delicious American flag pie to celebrate. It's a blueberry/strawberry pie with a flag design on the top.

It's actually quite simple and beautiful to look at. When making this flag pie there are two things that you must use.

A star cookie cutter may be hard to find or buy so for my pie I just cut some cardboard in the shape of a star and cut out my pie dough with my star "template". You're also going to make a foil divider. Otherwise, your strawberries and blueberries will be mixed up together, and that will be a mixed berry pie. To do make the foil divider take a sheet of aluminum foil and fold it into a 9x2" rectangle.

If you don't have much time on your hand, but still want to make this flag pie, you can freeze your pie dough overnight. I recommend using homemade pie dough, because it's not that hard, and tastes so flakey, but you can always try store-bought dough. If you're using store-bought dough make sure to buy two packages! One for the pie crust bottom and also for the design on the top.

Now that you know what to do, go ahead and try this tasty pie out! It's flakey and filled with berries!

|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours| Serves: 4-6|


RECIPE:


INGREDIENTS:

Pie Crust

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, grated or chopped

  • 1 1/4 cup ice water

Filling

  • 2 cups blueberries + 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 4 cups strawberries + 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided

Egg wash:

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk

STEPS:

  1. In a large bowl combine your flour and salt. Cut in your butter with a bench scraper, fork, pastry cutter, or your fingers. Pour in the ice water and knead until smooth. Divide in half and wrap both pie crust sections. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

  2. In a small bowl stir your blueberries with the 1/4 cup cornstarch. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice to your blueberry mixture. In a separate, larger bowl, stir your strawberries and cornstarch. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice into the strawberry mixture. Chill both bowls while you roll your pie crusts out.

  3. Roll out 1 of your two pie crust sections out into a 12" circle. Place onto a 9x2" pie tin. Roll your other section of pie crust into a 9x5" rectangle and cut out little stars and 5, 8x2" strips.

  4. Make the foil guard: take a sheet of aluminum foil and fold it into a 9x2" rectangle. Place into a small section of your pie tin. Add blueberries and strawberries (strawberries on the large section and blueberries on the smaller). Arrange your stars and flag strips like the photos above. Mix your egg and the milk together in a small bowl. Brush onto the pie crust and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes then lower the temperature down to 375 degrees F and bake for a remaining 30 minutes. Chill your pie for at least 1 1/2 hours for the filling to thicken up.

Enjoy!


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