4th of July Pie

Pies & Tarts
June 28, 2023
Pies & Tarts
June 28, 2023

4th of July Pie

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Total time: 2 hr

You’ll be the most popular guest at your 4th of July barbecue with this easy 4th of July pie. Made with blueberries, strawberries, and a strategically placed star spangled pie crust, this pie is the perfect 4th of July dessert to whip up!

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4th of July Pie

You’ll be the most popular guest at your 4th of July barbecue with this easy 4th of July pie. Made with blueberries, strawberries, and a strategically placed star spangled pie crust, this pie is the perfect 4th of July dessert to whip up!

fourth of july pie

4th of July Pie

Now listen, 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 barbecuing 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 mixed berry 4th of July pie. Just LOOK at that beauty! So simple and yet so festive! I mean honestly, is there anything more all-American than pie? I think not.

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What is a 4th of July Pie

This all-American pie couldn’t be more simple to make. It’s essentially the love child of a fresh strawberry pie and a blueberry pie and you can bet that if you brought this to your 4th of July it would be the star of the table. 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.

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Tips on making the perfect mixed berry 4th of July pie

This easy pie comes together in a pinch with minimal ingredients, so you can throw it together for your last minute 4 of July celebration, and I’ve made it many times so I have all the tricks to ensure you have a perfect mixed berry pie!

Blind bake the crust — Blind baking involves baking the crust initially on its own. This is important when making this blueberry and strawberry pie because is allows for the final product to have a crispier bottom crust, not gooey and still uncooked.

Sub flour for cornstarch, if needed — The cornstarch in the strawberry and blueberry fillings helps thicken things up as the berries release their juices in the oven. If you don’t have cornstarch on hand or are allergic, feel free to use all-purpose flour instead.

Use store-bought crusts — Guys, it’s the 4th of July. It’s hot out, and your family is in town. Just get a couple pie crusts from the store and enjoy the time you would have spent making the perfect pie crust with your family instead. It’s okay to take shortcuts sometimes!

How to store mixed berry pie

This blueberry and fresh strawberry pie will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days! Keep it loosely covered in foil, and enjoy straight from the pan! This mixed berry pie tastes phenomenal warmed up with a scoop of ice cream! Of course it’s also delicious eaten from the pan like a gremlin. Heh. fourth of july pie american flag

Happy 4th and, more importantly, happy 4th of july dessert season! Enjoy!

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4th of July Pie

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You’ll be the most popular guest at your 4th of July barbecue with this easy 4th of July pie. Made with blueberries, strawberries, and a strategically placed star spangled pie crust, this pie is the perfect 4th of July dessert to whip up!

You’ll be the most popular guest at your 4th of July barbecue with this easy 4th of July pie. Made with blueberries, strawberries, and a strategically placed star spangled pie crust, this pie is the perfect 4th of July dessert to whip up!

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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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 the 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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  1. Beautiful Pie but the temp is too low for the cornstarch to set. I Had to rebake the pie at 400° to get there

  2. Fourth of July Berry Pie! Fourth of July Berry Pie! It’s so much fun to say! This is the perfect summer pie made with in season fruit. Made with store bought pie crusts it’s very easy to make.