Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Five Minute Patriotic Pie

When we view the flag, we think of liberty, freedom, pride, and Betsy Ross. The American flag flies on the moon, sits atop Mount Everest, is hurtling out in space. The flag is how America signs her name. Sign her name this 4th of July by making this 5 Minute Patriotic Pie.
Flag Facts:
Q: Who cut the American flag into pieces and was honored for doing it?
A: Robert Peary, who left pieces of the flag scattered at the North Pole. Ref
Q: The American flag first flew over a foreign fort in what country?
A: Libya — over Fort Derne, on the shores of Tripoli.
Q: What is done with worn or outdated flags?
A: Flags are used until they are worn out and then they are destroyed, preferably by burning.


1 prepared pie crust (I just use Marie Calendar’s for crust cooked according to the package)
1 1/2 lb. fresh strawberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp strawberry Kool-Aid
4-5 Tbsp of Ultra Gel or Ultimate Gel
1/2 cup whipped cream
1 heaping Tbsp. powdered sugar
dash of vanilla
18 or so fresh blueberries

Wash the strawberries, remove the tops, and slice in half.

In a large bowl, combine the water, sugar, Kool-Aid until sugar is dissolved.  Then add  the Ultra Gel or Ultimate Gel one Tbsp at a time, whisked to mix in each time.  One you have reached the desired thickness fold in the strawberries and pour into the pie crust.

Whip the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until firm peaks form.  Pipe the whipped cream around the pie and add a squeeze in the middle.  Decorate with blueberries and enjoy.

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