Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I make this pie every year for the Fourth of July. Don't tell anyone, but it's very easy to put together and makes an impressive dessert to take to festivities.
You can make this using 3 cans of cherry pie filling, 1 can of blueberry pie filling and refrigerated pie crust. How easy is that?
First, lay down and the bottom crust in the pan and crimp the edges. Then make a 90 degree angle of out a piece of chipboard and insert it into pan, so that it sections off 1/4th of the pie. Leaving the insert in place, pour the cherry pie filling into 3/4ths of the pan and put the blueberry filling in the remaining section. Then, only then, remove the chipboard, shimmying it straight up.
Take another pie crust and, using a knife or pizza roller, cut strips to lay across the top as the stripes on the "flag". Use scraps to make the stars, sprinkle some sugar across the top, and bake till done.
Of course, you can use your own fruit that you grew in your backyard and lovingly fertilized with the chicken poop from your coop, and you can make your own crust from the wheat growing in your back 40 and the lard from your penned pigs. I won't stop you. But you have to share a piece of your pie with me!
and banner waves of pride.