Celebrate Fourth Of July with this sweetheart: Miss American Pie, made with fresh berries and a crispy crust!

Celebrate Fourth Of July with this sweetheart: Miss American Pie, made with fresh berries and a crispy crust!

Most years, the 4th of July comes and goes. It’s a fun day, but I don’t look forward to it like I do some other holidays (Thanksgiving, I’m looking at you). Sure there’s some Bar-B-Q’ing and a ton of red-white-and-blue outfits, but I’ve never been July 4th’s biggest fan.

Until now. And it’s literally because of this pie. I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever made something more patriotic. Just LOOK at that beauty! So simple and yet so festive. You can bet that if you brought this to your 4th of July it would be the star of the table. I’m so excited about it that I’m going to make it again for actual July 4th. And then maybe one more time after that, because why not.

Plus, store-bought pie crusts make things so easy. Of course, if you wanted to make your own you could. But holidays should be about stress-free entertaining, so a little store-bought crust is welcomed in my book.

Celebrate Fourth Of July with this sweetheart: Miss American Pie, made with fresh berries and a crispy crust!

On a more somber note, I hope that we can all take some time this weekend to think about our nation. Not to judge it for good or bad, rather to reflect what kind of society we live in, and to recognize the society we hope to have in the future. Happy birthday, America!

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RECIPE

Miss American Pie

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 2 store-bought pie crusts
  • whole milk, for brushing

For the strawberry filling

  • 2 quarts strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the blueberry filling

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Begin by blind-baking the pie crust. Blind baking is important in making any pie because it involves baking the crust initially on its own, allowing for the final product to have a crispier bottom crust, not gooey and still uncooked). To blind bake, grease a glass pie plate and set down the bottom pie crust. Starting from the middle and working your way out, pat down the crust so it lies flat on the plate. Using your fingertips, ruffle the edges to make it look pretty.
  3. Use a fork to make 15-20 indentations in the bottom of the crust (this allows air to escape from the crust and prevents bubbles from forming). Now grease the inside of the crust and line it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  4. Next, pour in dried rice or beans to line the aluminum foil. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove aluminum and rice and allow the crust to cool slightly while you prepare your filling.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and salt.
  6. In a smaller bowl bowl, combine the blueberries with sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt.
  7. Fold a piece of aluminum foil at a 90° angle to act as a barrier between your blueberries and strawberries. Pour the blueberries into the smaller wedge and the strawberries into the larger wedge. Carefully remove the aluminum and adjust the berries as needed.
  8. Roll out your second pie crust. Using a pizza cutter and a ruler, cut three full length 1" stripes and two half length 1" stripes into your dough. Use the remaining dough to cut your stars (I used a sharp knife). Place the stars and stripes as seen in the picture, being sure to press the ends of the stripes into the blind-baked crust.
  9. Brush the entire crust with whole milk, then bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before eating!

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57 comments

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OMG! I am in love with this beauty of a pie! I feel patriotic just looking at it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Tori! That’s how I felt 🙂

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This one is gorgeous Sarah! How could you not LOVE the 4th now?! Perfect!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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My thoughts exactly! Thanks Mary Ann!

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Well this is just a thing of beauty. It makes me excited for 4th of July too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hope you have a great time up there love!

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This is seriously the most beautiful pie I’ve ever seen in my life! So creative!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ha, thank you Sam! That’s so nice of you 🙂

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This is one of the prettiest pies I have ever seen! I can get on board with the 4th if I have a slice of this in my hand 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? Or two slices… 😉

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I LOVE this pie! I can’t think of a more beautiful, appropriate, or tasty treat to celebrate the 4th of July with — great job!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much Joan!! Happy 4th to you and yours!

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This pie is such a beauty! I wish I had a motive to bake it right now (I had pancakes for breakfast and got myself a big portion of homemade crumble with vanilla ice-cream for dessert at lunch) just for how beautiful it is! Wish you a nice 4th of July 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Uhm, your breakfast and lunch sound delish!! Happy July 4th to you too Ines 🙂

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This is the cutest, most festive pie I’ve seen! Love it!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jen! And it was beyond easy!

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What a great looking pie! So patriotic!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kathy! It was so easy, I can’t praise it enough!

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This pie is stunning, Sarah! So perfect!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Why thank you Jessica!! It was so fun to make 🙂

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I’m so glad I just stumbled upon your blog – this pie is TOO CUTE. And it looks delicious too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aww, thanks Dani! Glad to have you here! Don’t be a stranger and happy baking!

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Love this pie! It’s so creative.

And so true about reflecting about this year. The US has gone through so much this year — good and bad.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I completely agree. I was tempted to write about it, but just left it at that. So much and so little progress at the same time

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That is the most awesome pie ever!! Happy 4th to you, Sarah (and trying to figure out how I can make a Canadian flag out of a pie 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Uhhh, I want to do that immediately!

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This is stunning! Lovely photos 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Medha! It was too easy to photograph 🙂

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Ooh I love this idea! Definitely an all-American dessert 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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The most American it can get!

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What a GORGEOUS pie, ! I love the stars and strips, and of course the red, white, and blue colors – perfect for 4th of July!! Pinned 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for pinning!

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Ooooh, gurrrl!!! This is one beautiful, babely pie! I can only imagine how awesome it tastes with a big ol’ scoop of ice cream 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh man, don’t get me started!

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Just Love it!!!!!

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Loved seeing this in my InBox this morning!!! YESSSS PLEASE!! You’re so creative and I always love seeing what you develop and photograph! This is deliciously beautiful.. and an easy holiday? I’m all over that! A fan of a long weekend… yes, however, I am not a 4th fan – simply because of the noise, and pollution of plastics that fall into our streets and waterways this time of year. Also, the late, late nights from people shooting off fireworks, it’s stressful for wildlife, pets and humans! Not to mention the fire hazard… it’s so dry here this year!! Okay, enough.. Loved your last statement. Time for reflection and thinking about what kind of country we want… moving forward. Thank you for this my dear. xx

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so cute!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Cute and delish 🙂

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How can anyone say “no” to a beautiful pie like this? I really enjoy the fireworks and BBQ on 4th of July. It is so fun! I can’t wait until this Saturday. 🙂 Hope you will have a blast too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Lokness! Hope you have a great day too 🙂

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This pie is PERFECTION. I almost wouldn’t eat it because it’s too pretty (almost, let’s not get crazy here ;)).

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s how I felt. I had to take an extra pause, but after that, I dove right in 🙂

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I’d celebrate the fourth of EVERY month if it meant digging into this pie. So pretty and delicious all at once! And I agree – store-bought pie crusts definitely have a time and a place!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So glad you agree! They make pies a total cinch!

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OBSESSED with this girl!! I mean WOW… just IN LOVE!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you thank you love!

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Totally twinning, I love it! Hope you have a good 4th of July!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Love it! XO!

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Gorgeous pie, Sarah! I love decorating my pies like this for the 4th! Everyone is always impressed but only we know it’s so simple! Yours looks perfect though. I hope you have a wonderful 4th! XO

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