Fireworks and backyard barbecues are great ways to celebrate the 4th of July. But what about dessert? Look beyond the typical apple pie with this red, white, and blue 4th of July strawberry wonder. All you need are a short list of ingredients and Greta’s family recipe.
Note: This recipe makes two (2) pies. Whether or not you share both pies is totally up to you.
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Shortening
- 1 Stick Butter (cut into small chunks)
- 2/3 Cup Ice Water
Add the flour, salt, and shortening to a food processor and pulse 20 times.
Cut the stick of butter into small chunks and add to the food processor.
Slowly add the water to the food processor (don’t add the ice). As you add the water, pulsate the mixture. You are looking for “clumping.” If you’ve added all the water and it still has not clumped, add more water one tablespoon at a time.
Once your mixture looks like this, you’ve achieved proper clumping.
Remove the dough from the mixer and separate into two equal balls. Cover in plastic wrap and put into the fridge for 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough and add to a pie plate. Remember, you’re making two pies, so you need two pie plates. Crimp the edges and poke holes on the inside of the crust. Bake your crusts for 15 minutes at 375º F. Then set those aside as you make your filling.
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 2 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 8 Ounces Whipped Cream
- 12 Cups Strawberries (cut in half or quarters)
- 1 Cup Blueberries
Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then add the whipped cream. Mix thoroughly. Carefully spread this into the bottom and sides of each pie pan.
Save some of the frosting to be used later to decorate the edges.
Add strawberries to each pie. Lightly press them down until you’ve created a nice mound of berries.
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 6 Tablespoons Corn Starch
- 6 Tablespoons Strawberry Jell-o Powder
- 2 Cups Water
Combine the sugar, corn starch, jell-0 powder and water.
Heat the mixture until it comes to a boil.
Drizzle half of the mixture over each of your pies. This will sink down into the strawberries and filling.
Use the leftover cream cheese filling to add decorative dollops to the side and top of each pie.
Add blueberries to the white, decorative areas of the pie.
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