Sunday, June 21, 2020

Patrioic Mixed Berry Pie

Hello everyone!
Can you believe the Fourth of July is next week?!
Where has the year gone?
Every year Erik and I make a mixed berry pie and decorate the top to look like the American flag.
We enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream and it really hits the spot after a Fourth of July barbecue.

2 and 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1 Cup of Unsalted Butter, Cold
6 to 8 Tablespoons of Ice Water

Prepare the pie dough.
Add 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, salt, and sugar to a food processor.
Pulse until combined.
Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the flour mixture.
Pulse until a dough begins to form.
Add the remaining cup of flour and pulse until the dough begins to crumble.
Transfer the dough to a medium-sized bowl and sprinkle in 6 tablespoons of ice water. 
Fold the water into the mixture until a dough starts to form. 

Add the remaining tablespoons of ice water if needed. 
Split dough evenly in half and shape into two discs. 
Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

You will need:
1 Cup of Sugar
3 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
3 Cups of Blackberries
4 Cups of Raspberries
2 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, Diced

Prepare the filling.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together.
Toss the berries in the mixture until well coated.

Preheat oven to 400o.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let stand for 5 minutes.
Roll 1 disc out on a clean floured surface into a 12-inch circle.

Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish and gently press over the bottom and up the sides of the dish. 
Cut off any excess dough.

Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes before baking.
Pour the berry mixture into the pie dish and dot the top with the diced butter.

Unwrap the second disc of dough and roll it out to the same thickness as the first.
Using a star cookie cutter, cut out several stars in the dough. 

Place the stars on the top left section of the pie to resemble the stars on the American flag.

With the remaining dough, cut into long strips about 1 inch wide.
Place them horizontally across the pie 1 inch apart to resemble the stars on the American flag.

Brush the dough with an egg wash (1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of water beaten together) to get the perfect golden-brown crust.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling has been bubbling for at least 5 minutes. 
Let cool.

This is the perfect summer pie all on its own.
Add the festive crust on top and you have a Fourth of July winner on your hands.
What is your favorite summer dessert?

All my love, 

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