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Star Spangled Pie

For festive summer holidays, bake this easy Star Spangled Pie!  

star spangled berry pie

This recipe was originally shared in 2011 by RecipeBoy Brooks. The photos have been updated, and it has been re-published in 2022.

This pie is made of cherries and blueberries, which turns this into a red, white and blue recipe with the addition of whipped cream or ice cream. It’s such a fun pie for summer when cherries and blueberries are ripe and cheap!

ingredients displayed for making star spangled pie

Ingredients needed:

  • fresh sweet, dark cherries
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • fresh blueberries
  • white sugar
  • cornstarch
  • refrigerated pie crust
  • butter

The first step is pitting all of the cherries. This is fairly easy to do if you have a handy dandy cherry pitter! Just put on your favorite TV show, and get to work. Use a paper towel for pitting, and put on an apron or a dark colored t-shirt so you don’t have to worry about any cherry juice splashing on you and staining anything.

ingredients displayed for making star spangled berry pie

How to make a Star Spangled Pie:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
 
In a large bowl, mix the cherries with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. In a smaller bowl, mix the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Combine the sugar and cornstarch; gently stir 1 cup of the cornstarch mixture into the cherries and ¼ cup into the blueberries.
 
Place 1 uncooked pie crust in a pie pan. Place the other pie crust on a cutting board and cut out some stars and stripes.

Spoon the cherry mixture over ¾ of the pastry in the pan, leaving 1 quadrant free. Spoon the blueberry mixture into the unfilled area. Make sure you put the blueberries in the upper-left corner because that’s where the stars are going to be placed. Scatter the butter evenly over the fruit.

star spangled berry pie ready for the oven

Top the filling with stars and stripes. Stripes over the cherries and stars over the blueberries. Set the pie in a foil-lined 13×17-inch baking pan so the juices won’t drip onto your oven and cause a big mess.

star spangled pie

Bake on the bottom rack of your oven until the fruit is bubbling in the center and the pastry is golden brown, about 1 hour. If the pie crust is browning too quickly, gently cover it with foil. Let the pie cool on a rack for at least 3 hours. It’s best served the same day.

taking out slice of berry pie

When the pie has cooled, it will be much easier to cut into clean slices. Serve slices with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to make this a red, white and blue dessert!

berry pie

Isn’t it beautiful? This Star Spangled Pie tastes great and is perfect for Flag Day, 4th of July and all summer celebrations! Enjoy!

slice of berry pie on a plate

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star spangled berry pie

Star Spangled Pie

RecipeBoy.com (adapted from Sunset)
A perfect cherry pie for the 4th of July
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cooling time 3 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups fresh sweet, dark cherries, rinsed and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust (or your favorite homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cherries with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. In a smaller bowl, mix the blueberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Combine the sugar and cornstarch; gently stir 1 cup of the mixture into the cherries and ¼ cup into the blueberries.
  • Place 1 uncooked pie crust in a pie pan. Place the other pie crust on a cutting board and cut out some stars and stripes.
  • Spoon the cherry mixture over ¾ of the pastry in the pan, leaving 1 quadrant free. Spoon the blueberry mixture into the unfilled area. Scatter the butter evenly over fruit.
  • Top the filling with stars and stripes. Stripes over the cherries and stars over the blueberries. Set the pie in a foil-lined 13x17-inch baking pan.
  • Bake on the bottom rack until the fruit is bubbling in the center and the pastry is golden brown, about 1 hour. If the pie crust is browning too quickly, gently cover it with foil.
  • Let the pie cool on a rack for at least 3 hours. It's best served the same day. Serve slices with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to make this a red, white and blue dessert!
Keyword 4th of july, blueberries, cherries, pie
Recipe Rating




RecipeBoy's Grandma

Thursday 21st of July 2011

Star Spangled Pie looks great and perfectly decorated for the holiday. Love black cherries....and you!

Laura

Tuesday 5th of July 2011

Love this idea, I bet it tastes great!

Emily@SoDomesticated

Monday 4th of July 2011

Love this pie... perfect for the 4th!

Jenny Flake

Monday 4th of July 2011

How did I miss this one?! What a gorgeous pie and yes perfect for 4th of July or anytime during the summer! Great job, great photos!! Can't wait to see what's next!

Maggie @MaggieCooks

Sunday 3rd of July 2011

This looks so pretty and yummy! :) You are one talented young boy! :D Im looking forward on more posts!