Festive red, white and blue buntings, American flags flying high, fireworks display you cannot miss and the annual backyard barbecue. All these are the musts of celebrating the American Independence Day.
However, no 4th of July celebration is ever complete without the patriotic pie. Here are 7 patriotic pie ideas, all of which with a fun and unique modern twist, that you need to try this upcoming Independence Day.
If you have been having apple pie as a family tradition for Independence Day, switching to another classic like the Old Gold Berry Pie will be exciting. Take patriotism up a notch by making this classic into an American Flag. Use fresh strawberries to complement the blueberries, making it an actual flag pie.
Grilled foods, especially hot dogs, burger, and chicken are a hit during Independence Day. If you want to stray from these common 4th of July grilled foods to make room for something new, you need to try Jenni Field's Grilled Patriotic Pizza.
In lieu of berries and cream to keep the red, white and blue tradition, this fun patriotic food has blue potatoes, bacon, red bell pepper, and freshly grated mozzarella & goat cheese.
This is your blueberry cheesecake made patriotic and perfect for the 4th of July.
The original recipe from CurlyGirlKitchen.com features an oven-baked crust. However, you can make a no-bake version using the same crust ingredients. What you need to do is make the crust, press it on the pan, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
The following day, proceed with the rest of the prep's steps. And then once the pie is complete, refrigerate for at least 4 more hours before serving.
Need something to keep the kids busy? Well, these patriotic pie pops will surely keep the little ones' hands off the grill.
You can also make these simple tweaks to the process:
- Instead of making your own pie dough, as suggested in the original recipe, you can use store-bought chilled dough instead.
- Make 2 separate fillings: one with strawberry and raspberry, and another with blueberry and blackberry. This way you will have red and blue pie pops.
- Vary the shapes of your pie pops. Aside from the original round-shaped pops, you can also make star-shaped ones too. All you need is a cookie cutter.
Imagine a delightful mash-up of Curly Girl Kitchen's Summer Berry Cream Cheese Pie and Oh My Pancake's Independence Day Berry Pie Pops. And this mash-up allows you to serve more people.
Sounds like the perfect 4th of July potluck dessert, right? That is Tijani Jackson's Star-spangled red, white and blue slab pie.
These patriotic pies in a jar are America's answer to France's crème brûlée and more.
First, they make a showstopping dessert. Second, they are an absolute eye-candy 4th of July party favor that your guests can bring home. Last, they can be a fantastic treat that you can gift to veterans and active military personnel. Guess what, these pies are so good can be all of the above.
They say nothing is more American than apple pie. So we cannot end this list without featuring good ol' apple pie with a star-spangled twist. Now, you can't get any more patriotic with this 4th of July classic than this.
Bring out your star-shaped cookie cutters. Cut out several star-shaped dough pieces and make sure you have enough to cover the whole pie. And when it is time to serve the pie don't forget its perfect partner - vanilla ice cream.
If your standard 9-inch pie pan is too small to make a pie that serves everyone, you can use the Cleverona Essential Nonstick Fry Pan instead. With it, you can make 10.25-inch or even 11-inch pies. It's SecureSnap detachable handle allows the fry pan to morph into a baking pan!
There are actually so many other ways to get a patriotic pie on the table this July 4th. However, these 7 recipes are our favorite because they are easy to make, they use your common pie ingredients (so you can do the tweaks even at the last minute) and above all, they are pleasing to the eyes.
If you are still deciding which pie to make, maybe it is good to gather the family together to cast their votes. After all, having a say on what this year's pie will be is a delicious way to exercise freedom.
Have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!