Monday, June 20, 2011

A Berry Patriotic Pie!

Hey everyone! We've all seen the pretty pies on magazine covers, this is my 4th of July reminder that cookie cutters can go a long way to help make a dessert have a big "wow" factor!
I used my individual pie plate and leftover blueberries mixed with some mulberries off the tree.
Berry Pie for One
One cup berries
1 Tblsp flour
1 Tblsp sugar
Shake of cinnamon
(lemon zest and butter optional)
Single pie crust
375 degrees, 20 minutes top crust covered, 30 minutes uncovered. Let cool.
Note: this oven temp is out of the BHG cookbook for berry pies, personally, I prefer a hotter oven.

Last year I made this apple pie:

Love this beauty from Woman's Day, click HERE for directions:

Other party ideas using cookie cutters:
  • Top cobblers with crust or biscuit cut outs.
  • Use the mini star cutters to shape fruit slices. Make watermelon and cantaloupe shish-ka-bobs. Or just add a couple to the top of a bowl of fruit salad.
  • Shape pepperoni and cheese for a cracker tray.
  • Cut mini stars out of red bell peppers for a veggie tray.
Any other fun ideas for the 4th or using cookie cutters?

58 comments:

  1. Those not only look delicious but pretty also!

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  2. So neat! I showed my daughter (the baker of the family) and she really liked it also. Got some ideas rollin' around here!

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  3. Yum and very beautiful too!
    Your good!
    KAT

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  4. Your pie looks delicious and so beautiful with the stars! Great idea!

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  5. The cookie cutter shapes do add a lot to the pie, great idea!

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  6. Thats a great idea and so simple. Long time since I had mulberries off a tree yummy.

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  7. You are so clever!!! I never thought of doing that!!! It looks a lot better and a lot less painless than making a top crust--I never have much luck with that.

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  8. Very cool! It's a great look and I'm sure it's delicious!!!
    Jane

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  9. Well, that one had to go straight to Pinterest because it just looks so delish!

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  10. cute....cute....cute

    and it looks so good...
    i could sure go for a pie of your pie right now...

    happy to stop by today for a visit
    i always love it here...love all the good cooking


    sending love,
    kary and teddy
    xo

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  11. Lynn....thank-you so much for stopping by and commenting my Picket Fence Garden Shots. I've been away so much lately and missed much of your spring posts, but hope to be back for more visits soon. MyOMy but those PIES look yummy!!!!

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  12. What a way to make a pie all the more special. I think I'm going to do something like this for the 4th. (I love "Woman's Day", too. It's a favorite magazine.)

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  13. I think your pie looks AMAZING!!!
    love the stars!

    Leontien

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  14. Lynn you are such a prolific blogger.. I can hardly keep up with you ...lol! You always share such nice things.
    I made bluberry and strawberry torts a few yeras ago for the 4th of July and decorated them with stars this way. Thye looked so pretty. I love the Women's day idea of making both stars and stripes.

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  15. Wow! These look phenomenal, Lynn.

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  16. Looking good! I think I will try the WD one. Probably will cause a few cuss words! :)

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  17. Hi Lynn,

    I'm loving your Happy Pies! They are each adorable and will make your table look so festive. Forgive me for not participating in your celebrity cook-off last week. Life has been big...too big for sure.

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  18. Love it. I think i am going to try your pie recie with splenda instead of sugar and see how it comes ou.

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  19. amazing pies...the red white and blue would be perfect for the 4th of July!!!!!!

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  20. Very creative, Lynn! Those pies look amazing and berry berry good!

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  21. After seeing your post, I am wanting to pull out my start cookie cutters to make a pie like yours! I'll bet this pie tastes as good as it looks.

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  22. Hi Lynn, what great looking pies - I'm impressed - pies are not a favorite of mine to make - but I do love to eat them! LOL Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post about using the antique dresser as a bar on our porch - glad you liked it! Ciao, bella xxoo

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  23. Looks wonderful..great touch for our July 4 bbq!

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  24. Great looking pies! Love the festive patriotic touches on the tops!
    Deb

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  25. What a great idea. I'll certainly keep it in mind for the coming holiday. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. Her recipes are wonderful, I love pies.

    I really enjoyed meeting his blog, and invite you to know my food blog Brazil. In the blog has the option to translate into English.


    see you soon


    Daniel Deywes
    http://feitonahora.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh how beautiful and patriotic!..Christine

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  28. hey! I'd love for you to come and join up to Savory Sundays! It's up right now :)

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  29. You are just getting me all ready for the fourth!! Love this...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  30. I love your pies! They are so pretty and they look so GOOD! Now, I want pie.

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  31. You really know how to dress up a pie, Lynn. The stars are perfect for the 4th of July.

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  32. These ar picture perfect! Now I am on the prowl for mini pie plates; these look wonderful.
    Rita

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  33. Wow...I'm impressed! How cute those look!

    I wanted to let you know my DH's "dippy eggs" turned out PERFECTLY this morning without one flip needed. Thank you SO much for that little hint. He was very impressed & I gave you ALL the credit. :-)

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  34. Oh yum, this looks great! Thanks for sharing this at Savory Sundays!!

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  35. What a glorious and Berry nice looking pie!! That would look great on anyone's table this summer. And taste great in their belly as well!!

    Di

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  36. Beautiful pies (especially yours...blueberry is my favorite)! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  37. Yummy...now I am hungry for a pie...

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  38. OMG!! How come I didn't see these pies???!!! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous, art work you've done, I need to just do it too! I don't have much to make a patriotic tbscape, but this is one great idea!! You're very talented, wow!
    Come over, if you can, to my grand-Victoria's b'day bash. Thanks for sharing, again. Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  39. I love the stars!!!! Blueberry pie is my favorite:)

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  40. Sooo creative! You've just given me the idea to use my star cookie cutters to do the same. I have blackberries and strawberries, that'll do (I think)!

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  41. Love the pies! Adorable! ~Your Newest Follower

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  42. Good Lord Woman! You're cooking all the time. Are you taking in boarders or somethin'. Love pies, yum.
    Ginger :)

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  43. These are beautiful pies! So perfect to celebrate July 4th with this adorable dessert! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  44. I could so dig in to one of these right now. Love the star top crust.

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  45. What a beautiful pie!! What a talent you have. I don't have much experience with pie shells, but I'm learning and those are great inspirations!

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  46. This looks really yummy! I love the star shaped cut outs!

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  47. These pies look wonderful! I love pie crust cut outs! I hope you can swing by my Sweet Treats Party and link up this weekend! It goes through Sunday night :)
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  48. These are so beautiful! Love that the womens day one is not perfect, makes me feel like I could possibly make these. I am so glad you linked this post!

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  49. It looks so yummy! Great recipe and lovely shots! Thanks for sharing:)
    Now, am your newest follower...hope to see you on my blog:)

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  50. Oh my golly...your berry pie is absolutely beautiful! May I have a slice, pretty please? ;)

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