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4th of July Desserts

Ohhhh…. I’m excited and nervous!

So, last year I made an American Flag Cake. I got the recipe from Allrecipes.com magazine.  You are probably thinking of the traditional sheet cake  decorated with the berries to look like a flag.  Oh no my friends, it was a layer cake!  It was awesome because a) it turned out and b) it was delicious!  I frosted it with a fantastic whipped cream icing… I have to admit, I was very proud of myself.  Here are an excessive amount of photos:

A month or so ago I was flipping through my most recent issue of Allrecipes.com magazine and a Land O’ Lakes advertisement caught my attention.  They had a picture of an American Flag Pie!  Now, I don’t even really like pie.  I am a cake person through and through.  But, I saw the picture and I decided I have to try and recreate it. I’m not going to follow a recipe, I’m just going to try to make a pie that looks like this

Image 6-22-16 at 10.13 PM
Photo from landolakes.com

I plan to use only blueberries and cherries.  Blueberry pie is one of the only pies I even kind of like.  And, if you remember my Homemade Teacher Gifts post, I was making cherry jam for gifts.  Well, it didn’t jam.  6 hours wasted!  So, I have to do something with all those cherries.  I might as well try and dump them in a pie.  Wish me luck.  I will update this post later whether it is a success or a huge failure.

Happy 4th of July everyone! Have a safe and fantastic holiday!

7/5/16 Update

SUCCESS!!

It doesn’t look perfect and I’m thinking the actual recipe used strawberries for the red side instead of cherries so the red color would really show through but overall a win!  It was fun and it was delicious.  Here is what I did:

  1. I had my berries ready to go
  2. Rolled out the store bought pie crust and cut the shapes.  Used big and little stars because my Aunt Carol said when she tried to put stars on a pie they shriveled up so much you couldn’t tell what they were supposed to be. Image 7-5-16 at 8.49 AM (1)
  3. Filled the pie using a piece of foil to separate the blueberries from the cherries.  That was a tip from Aunt May.Image 7-5-16 at 8.50 AM
  4. Put the decor on topImage 7-5-16 at 8.50 AM (3)
  5. Baked in the oven placing the rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven at 425 for 30 minutes
  6. Carefully removed the foil after 30 minutes.
  7. Reduced oven to 350 and baked for another 45-50 minutes (but started checking to see if it was done after 30 minutes).  Pies take a long time in my oven, don’t know why.
  8. Voila!  Image 7-5-16 at 8.50 AM (2)

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