Food- Stars and stripes pie

Hey guys!
Today, I’m going to show you guys how to make super cute pies for the 4th of july. *Disclaimer: This recipe is based off the mini pies in the martha stewart pies and tarts cookbook.

Let's get into the recipe!
For the filling, you will need…
- Shortbread pie crust (I posted this recipe last week. Check it out here: (www.shadowandgloss.com/2015/05/shortbread-pasta-frolla-pie-crusts.html)
- 8 cups of fresh fruit (I used a mix of blueberries and strawberries)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- the juice from 2 lemons
-¼ cup cornstarch
For the egg wash…
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream

First, roll out the dough so it fits your pie dish.

Then, mix the fruit with the cornstarch. Mix the fruit around until it’s evenly covered with cornstarch and let it sit for 2 minutes. Doing this will stop the juices from coming out of the fruit. After, mix the, lemon juice and sugar into a bowl.

Pour the fruit mixture into the pie dish, and start cutting out your top layer. To make this a 4th of July cake, I cut out enough stripes (with a pizza cutter) to fit the entire pie, and then used about 7 stars (using cookie cutters) on ⅓ of the pie.  Using an egg wash, brush a little onto the ends of the stripes to make them stay. Then brush the egg wash all over the back of the star and place on top of the stripes.

I cooked this for about 45 minutes, or until a golden brown color at 350℉.

I absolutely love this recipe because its the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to tag us on instagram (@shadowandgloss_) and twitter (@shadowandgloss) if you guys try this out!


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