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4th of July Patriot Pie – Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries – Yum!

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How much more patriotic can a pie get than this red, white, and blue fruit pie using apples – white, blueberries – blue, and raspberries – red! I use Splenda for part of the sugar amount to reduce calories.

  • Author: The Wilderness Wife
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • ◦crust for 2 crust pie
  • ◦2 cups sliced apples (Granny Smith are my favorites for pie)
  • ◦2 cups fresh blueberries (Maine, of course)
  • ◦2 cups raspberries
  • ◦1½ cups sugar (to cut calories I use ½ cup sugar and 1 cup Splenda) plus 2 tbs. sugar
  • ◦5 tbs. cornstarch – this pie is incredibly juicy
  • ◦1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ◦⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ◦⅛ teaspoon ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. If you use manufactured pie crust, sprinkle both sides of the bottom crust with flour before placing in pie plate.
  3. Place bottom crust in pie plate.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar over bottom crust. This will create a caramelized layer to help keep juice from leaking through bottom crust. I do this with all my fruit pies.
  5. Sprinkle 3 tbs. of cornstarch on top of sugar (this helps to thicken the juice and make the pie more solid.)
  6. Dust raspberries with 1 tbs. corn starch and place in pie plate in an even layer.
  7. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger into 1½ c. sugar. Sprinkle ½ cup of this mixture over raspberries.
  8. Place apple slices in pie plate.
  9. Sprinkle ½ cup of sugar/spice mixture over apples.
  10. Dust blueberries with 1 tbs. of cornstarch and place in pie plate.
  11. Sprinkle last ½ cup of sugar/spice mixture over blueberries.
  12. Top with second crust. If crust is solid be sure to make a few slits in the top to vent steam. I often use a pie bird which eliminates the necessity for slits. Also this pie looks very pretty with a lattice work top.
  13. Cover crust edges with aluminum foil 20 minutes of baking time.
  14. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 25 minutes.
  15. Let pie cool completely before cutting to serve.