Stars and Stripes Pie
|Keywords:||pies, American, July, patriotic, redwhiteandblue, fourth|
|1 box||(15 oz) refrigerated ready-to-use pie crusts|
|3 can(s)||cherry or strawberry pie filling|
|1 can(s)||(21 oz) blueberry pie filling|
|1 large||egg, slightly beaten in a cup|
|3 Tbsp||sanding or coarse (crystal) sugar|
|*you also need: 11/2- to 2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter|
*TIP: I USED A SHALLOW PIE PLATE
AND USED 2 CANS OF STRAWBERRY
FILING AND 3/4 CAN OF BLUE BERRY.
SAVED A LITTLE MONEY THAT WAY!
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DirectionsPreheat oven to 425°F. Roll a pastry round into a 12-in. circle. (Use a small amount of flour on the board and rolling pin to help the dough not stick.) Place rolled dough into a 9-in. pie plate, letting edges overhang. Fold the over hanging edges in half. Then make a border along the edge. Brush the beaten egg lightly along the crust and sprinkle with sugar.Place two cans of the cherry or strawberry pie filling into a large bowl. Drain the third can of filling, then add those cherries to the rest of the filling.
NOTE: If your using the shallow pie plate then you will use all of the 2 cans of the cherry or strawberry pie filling without draining them.Divide the pie shell with a clean 6-in. square of cardboard or cut plate. Bend it in the middle to form a wedge, then place it in the upper left corner of pie (like hands of a clock pointing to 9 and 12).Fill with blueberry pie filling, then spoon cherry pie filling into rest of pie. ( It's easier to do if you have someone holding the cardboard in place while you do this step) Remove cardboard when pie is filled.Roll other pastry round into a 10-in. circle, then cut it into five 1/2-in.-wide strips. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 5 or 6 stars from rest of pastry.Brush stripes and stars with beaten egg, then sprinkle with sanding sugar.Lay out your dough strips. Start in middle of pie and place 3 long strips across the filling toward bottom edge. Take care to make sure they are evenly spaced. Cut remaining 2 strips into 4-in.-long pieces. Lay over cherry filling on upper right corner. Carefully press ends of strips into edge of crust or you can just lay them edge to edge like I did. Place dough stars on upper left corner of pie.Gently place pie in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake 25-30 minutes longer, or until pastry is golden brown and filling bubbles. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!