Patriotic Berry Pie
Author: Marla Hingley
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
Turn a classic berry pie into a patriotic symbol to celebrate America's Independence Day!
Ingredients
Pastry (double recipe)
Filling
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup white or brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ Tbsp unsalted butter (optional)
Topping (optional)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, divided
  • 1 Tbsp coarse sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare pastry according to directions, then roll out the larger of the two doughs and place in bottom of pie plate. Chill while preparing filling.
  2. For filling, combine the cornstarch, sugar, lemon zest. Place berries in separate bowls (or all together), then divide sugar mixture up between bowls and gently toss to combine.
  3. If desired, use a pastry brush to brush the bottom crust with some of the egg whites (keep crust from getting soggy). Spoon in filling, sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter if desired.
  4. Roll out top crust, or cut into shapes and place on top of berries. For a golden crust, brush with the egg whites, and sprinkle on some coarse sugar.
  5. Place pie on a baking sheet (to prevent any spillage) and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden.
  6. Set on a wire rack and allow to cool to room temperature.
Notes
Instead of brushing egg whites on the top crust to help browning, you can brush on milk, or omit completely.
Recipe by Gluten Free Club at https://www.glutenfreeclub.com/patriotic-berry-pie/