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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Delicious Cherry and Blue Berry Bottom Pie

This pie recipe from My Recipes looks to be the perfect pie for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday

Notes: If using fresh cherries, buy about 1 3/4 pound; if using frozen, you'll need about 1 1/2 packages, 16 ounces each.

5 cups fresh sweet, dark cherries, rinsed and pitted, or frozen pitted cherries (see notes)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained, or frozen blueberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Flag pastry
2 teaspoons butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

In a large bowl, mix cherries with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. In a smaller bowl, mix blueberries with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch; gently stir 1 cup of the mixture into cherries and 1/4 cup into blueberries. Spoon cherry mixture over 3/4 of the pastry in pan, leaving 1 quadrant free. Spoon blueberry mixture into unfilled area. Scatter butter evenly over fruit. Top filling with stars and stripes as directed for flag pastry. Set pie in a foil-lined 13- by 17-inch baking pan. Bake on the bottom rack of a 400° regular or convection oven until fruit is bubbling in the center and pastry is well browned, about 1 hour. If pastry edges brown too quickly (check after 40 minutes), cover loosely with foil. Let pie cool on a rack at least 3 hours; let stand at room temperature up to 8 hours. Cut into wedges and serve with ice cream, if desired.
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  1. LOVE IT! My daughter's birthday falls near July 4th every year, so I might have to add this on to our yearly traditions. Bookmarking it for sure!

  2. You do make the best dishes. Everything is so pretty.

    Please do link this to Bake with Bizzy.



  3. How clever ... and the recipe sounds wonderful! I found you on Lamb Around.

  4. Wow, that looks amazing!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!


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