My husband recently requested that I try my hand at making a flag pie and, while this pie is totally NOT made from scratch, it is a pie, it does resemble an American flag, and it was totally made with love, so, viola! 🍒🎆💓
(Plus it was fun, artistic, super easy to make, and went together in no time!) 😉
|I started with a double, pre-made pie crust (the kind you find in the dairy case), three cans of pie filling (one blueberry and two cherry), and my grandma's nine-inch, deep-dish, glass pie pan.|
|I folded a piece of tin foil in such a way as to |
section off approximately one-quarter of the pie and
make a compartment for the blueberry pie filling.
|Next, I added the pie fillings...the can of |
blueberry in the smaller compartment and
both cans of cherry in the larger one.
|Then, I removed the strip of foil that divided the two.|
|Using a metal ruler and a pizza cutter, I cut |
the top crust into half-inch strips, leaving a large margin along one edge from which to cut the stars.
|From the margin and using a sharp knife |
I free-handedly cut out five one-inch stars.
|I laid the pieces over the pie-filling creating a|
design that resembled an American flag. Then, I
gave the whole thing a nice sprinkle of sugar.
|I baked the pie in a 400 degree oven until the filling|
was bubbly and the crust was lightly browned.
Even though the pie was made from pre-packaged ingredients (which is not our norm) my husband was well-pleased with the end result. The pie was quite tasty and made a nice summer-holiday treat!
What kind of summer-holiday treats do you enjoy at your house?
Until next time...
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