Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

Break out your red, white, and blue; this patriotic cherry pie is topped with stars and stripes, making it the perfect end-of-dinner treat on July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day, or just about any other night on which you want to celebrate the USA. Have a slice and enjoy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Let stand 15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, place 1 piecrust in a shallow 9-inch pie plate; trim edges. Cut three-fourths of remaining piecrust into strips. Cut remaining one-fourth piecrust with a 2-inch star cutter.

Step 3

Spoon cherry mixture into pie plate. Arrange pastry strips and stars on top of filling. Brush pastry with beaten egg.

Step 4

Bake pie, on a foil-lined baking sheet, 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 55 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is browned. (Shield edges with aluminum foil, if necessary, to prevent excessive browning.)

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