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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Forever May She Wave Pie

I use cookie cutters for pies more than cookies! Here's a fun idea if you're planning to make a pie for the 4th of July. This happens to be an apple/rhubarb pie but any fruit would be great. I used a small star cutter and then cut stripes of various widths with a pizza cutter so that as I twisted them they'd look like they were waving in the wind. You'll have to make extra crust, I made 1 1/2 batches just to make sure I had enough.
While I'm a big fan of a huge mounded apple pie, 
since the crust is detailed I cut the fruit a little smaller to try to keep the surface kind of even and flat.
The stripes are easier to work with and keep their shape better if they're about 1/2"-3/4" wide, 
some of mine got a little too wide and flattened out a bit.

Here's another version from a few years ago. This one's even easier!
For apple/rhubarb pie, use your favorite apple pie recipe 
and just substitute any amount of rhubarb you have.

45 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I have never seen something like that before - that is awesome and I know it tastes the same. sandie

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  2. This is great! I have had strawberry rhubarb, but not apple rhubarb. Thanks for the crust idea! This is perfect for summer.

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  3. Just brilliant! You make the most festive things!

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  4. That is just too pretty to cut into! It looks and sounds delicious!
    Jane

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  5. That is beautiful but I am scared of pies. Not eating them but making pie dough is scary.

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  6. Not only is this pie a piece of art to the eyes, it sure looks like it is a piece of heaven for my stomach!

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  7. Very patriotic! What a delicious way to celebrate our country's bithday.

    Hope all is well with you! La

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  8. What a perfectly wonderful and tasty creation for the 4th!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  9. Your pies are beautiful and so patriotic. Clever lady..... Thanks for visiting today.

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  10. I'm not sure I have the patience for that, but it sure is beautiful. Nice work.

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  11. Now that's the way to dress up an apple pie! Just in time for the 4th of July!

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  12. Your pie is gorgeous, Lynn! I made a rustic looking cherry, blueberry pie today, with stars and stripes that I will post, probably tomorrow. Yours is much prettier...love it!!

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  13. Oh how those pies just oooze with goodness : ) Makes me want to pick of a sweet star for a taste.

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  14. How cute! What a wonderful way to enjoy any patriotic event. I bet the pie is even more fun to eat than look at!

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  15. Love your Stars & Stripes Pie Lynn!!

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  16. What an adorable pie and I KNOW it was delicious. I just LOVE pie.....my favorite dessert. Mine never look THIS awesome, tho.

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  17. I love this pie! It's too pretty to eat, but I'm sure I'd dig right in anyway! I've got to remember to use my cookie cutters when I bake a pie, makes all the difference.

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  18. Now that is a pie my friend! You are so creative with food! hugs, Linda

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  19. VERY clever pies Lynn -- I agree that my cookie cutters make more pies than cookies :)

    Blessings!
    Gail ---> off to find the little star cookie cutter :)

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  20. What a clever idea. The pie looks delicious and it would be perfect for the 4th of July. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. that is just too cute!! Now I wanna go bake a pie but it is absolutely too hot today to function! lol

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  22. Stopping by after you left me a comment on my jam label post. That's an incredible pie! I love your site also - so many beautiful pictures and I think I gained 5 pounds just reading the yummy recipes. I've put you on my "must read" list!

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  23. That's so cute, and I could do that so much easier than a top crust. For some reason unknown to man, I have trouble with double crust pies. The top crust rarely looks the way I want it to look. This is a great idea. I can see it with cherry pie!

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  24. This is so festive for the summer holidays. What a clever idea for the top crust.

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  25. Loving the wavy pie stripes and all the sensational stars. You always make such fun seasonal treats!

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  26. Your pie is SO very lovely. I also enjoyed your post on salsa. I use Rotel for a salsa as well but mine is thick and chunky with added garden tomatoes (none yet this summer). Happy Independence Day! This pie would be great and you have featured many other cute and patriotic-type dishes recently.
    Beth

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  27. Beautiful and very creative!! I love the waving stripes.

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  28. You still got it.I've been being real lazy,but I did decide to join up with this "PEACHY KEEN" recipe over on LAZYONLOBLOLLY....hello dear friends,how yall feeling on this foodie friday.

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  29. That is fantastic! I am definitely saving this one!

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  30. So very creative and delish looking ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  31. Now this is just incredible. Would love to taste it too.

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  32. You are so creative- looks delicious!

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  33. What a clever idea! I will have to tuck this away for some future date to try it out!

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  34. That is so fun!! I remember using a leaf cookie cutter once for an apple pie at thanksgiving to make it look all fall-ish and festive!

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  35. How creative and patriotic!

    Thank you for sharing at YSB this week. xoxo

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  36. I love your pie with the stars and cant wait to try this out. Wow! 4th of July coming right away, so looks like perfect timing! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

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