Summertime is full of opportunity to get together with family or friends and celebrate! July 4th offers a long weekend for barbecues and picnics. We have a treat this year because four of our grandchildren will be spending the holiday weekend with us, so I am digging out my recipes for memorable foods and old-fashioned fun! All-American Strawberry-Blueberry Pie will be perfect for our family get together. We will be pairing it with homemade vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Our family loves berry pies. This recipe is adapted from a summer time favorite that mother used to make using a 50/50 mixture of rhubarb-strawberry. Strawberry rhubarb pie is full of sweet and tart deliciousness, however, it’s a pink pie so wouldn’t work well for this occasion. For the stars and stripes variation, adding blueberries in one of the quadrants makes a great background for your star cut outs, and with the bright red strawberries under the strips of dough, it gives tribute to Old Glory. If raspberries are available, a combination of raspberries and strawberries would be delightful.
One of the great things about making pie, is eating the leftover crust pastries, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I will add my crust recipe from my Cuisinart 14-cup food processor. You will have pie dough left over if you make a recipe for a two crust pie.
If you opt for a more simple design to celebrate the red, white and blue, you may want to consider something like this pie that has a basic star etched in the top crust.
Enjoy your holiday weekend coming up. May you be truly blessed!