Whether you're entertaining guests or invited to a potluck gathering for the Fourth of July (or even if you're just hanging out alone), we have the perfect patriotic Fourth of July Dessert recipe for you.
Because summer just isn't summer without a pie.
Make this simple pie to celebrate Independence day or just to get a taste of nostalgia.
Ingredients & Instructions
**Note: Use a small, star-shaped cookie cutter for the top, or just freehand it with a sharp knife. You can always trace the knife around a star cut out from parchment paper.
2 cups and 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
12 TBSP cold, unsalted butter
6 oz cold cream cheese
3 TBSP cold heavy whipping cream
1 can blueberry pie filling
1-2 cans cherry pie filling
Whisk the flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl. Take the butter and cream cheese out of the fridge. Cut them into 1/4-inch cubes. Cut the cream cheese and butter cubes into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter. If you don't have a pastry cutter, you can use a fork or food processor. At this point, the dough should resemble coarse crumbs. Drizzle the whipping cream over the mixture and cut it into the dough using a rubber spatula. The dough should come together into moist clumps. Don't over-mix it. Divide the dough in two sections, and press each section into a thick disc. Cover each disc in plastic wrap for at least 1 hour and up to two days.
Assembling & Baking the Pie
When you're ready to make the pie, pull out one pie crust and roll it out on parchment paper until it's large enough to cover your pie plate with the excess hanging over the side. Place it into the pie plate, and press it around the sides. Use a piece of aluminum foil as a wall to separate the top left quadrant of the pie from the rest of it. Pour the cherry pie filling into the larger portion of the pie. Pour as much blueberry filling as will fit in the top-left quarter.
Roll out the other disc of pie crust on parchment paper. Using a pizza cutter, slice it into thin strips. Lay these across the pie, leaving space between them for the cherry filling to show through. Cut out a few stars and lay them on top of the area with the blueberry filling.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375 degrees. Bake for 45 more minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Voila. Now you have a Fourth of July Dessert recipe that's as American as, well, cherry pie.