Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen: Red, White, and Blue Pie

Are you looking for a easy and festive dessert for your 4th of July celebration? 
Well, here it is! 


Pie Crust - you can use a pre-made pie crust or make your own. I made my own using my Grandma Seger's pie crust recipe that is slightly salty (1 1/4 c. flour, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 c. shortening, 3 T cold water). Use your favorite gluten free crust or even a no bake graham cracker crust would taste good with this pie. 


White Layer - Whip together 8 oz of plain cream cheese, 1 c. powdered sugar, and 1 t. lemon juice. Spread on the bottom of the pre baked pie crust. Chill while you make the red and blue layer.



Red and Blue Layer - Wash and slice 1 c. strawberries and 1 c. blueberries.
Combine 2 c. water, 1 c. sugar, 4 T. corn starch in a pot, stir constantly, and bring to a boil.
 Once it is boiling, add 1/2 a package of strawberry Jell-O
 Stir and let boil for 2 minutes.
 Turn off heat and add berries.
 Carefully pour over white layer and refrigerate for 2+ hours, or until the Jell-o is set.
Slice and serve!
What is your favorite 4th of July dessert? 

14 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! We're headed to the lake, but I think I have room in our little camper frig for this little pie. thanks for sharing!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi! Following you from Mingle With Us blog hop! Look forward to reading more! I would appreciate the follow back. Have a great day!
    -Kat

    http://mom-uncensored.blogspot.com

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  3. That's a very pretty pie, looks delicious too! Sounds like a recipe to try!

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  4. Mmm! Looks so yummy!!!
    I'd like to invite you to link up with my Super Link Party-
    http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/06/super-link-party-7.html
    I hope to see you there! :-)
    ~Susie~

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  5. That looks so yummy and fresh! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  7. Wow, I just tried to leave a reply, and my computer went screwy. Anyway, Hi from Cozy Corner Crochets. I found your link on Chicken Scratch. This pie sounds so simple and tasty, very different from other pies. Do you have a recipe for a gluten free crust? I suppose you could even do without the crust since the cream cheese would firm up. Happy Fourth of July.

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  8. This looks so good. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  9. Ok, this sounds seriously yummy and it looks beautiful too! I hope you'll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  10. Very pretty! I'd hate to cut into it!

    Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin!

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  11. That looks good! My mouth is watering...I have to make it!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

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  12. That is an amazing looking pie...I wish I could reach right into my computer and grab a piece:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!

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