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Red, White, and Blue Pie

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 450°F 13 mins Chill 4 hrs Stand 30 mins
Red, White, and Blue Pie
  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3  cup  shortening
  • 4 - 5  tablespoons  cold water
  • 1 6  ounce package (1 cup)  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  orange liqueur
  • 1/4  cup  sifted powdered sugar
  • 1  quart  whole strawberries, rinsed and stems removed
  • 1  cup  mixed berries, such as blueberries and raspberries
  • 2  tablespoons  red currant jelly
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
  • 2  tablespoons  sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel

1. For the pastry, stir together all-purpose flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Ease dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim to 1/2-inch beyond edge of plate. Fold under extra dough. Crimp edge. Prick bottom and sides of pastry. Line with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until golden. Set aside.

2. In a saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Add cream cheese and liqueur. Heat and stir until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Spread in baked pastry shell.

3. Arrange strawberries and mixed berries on filling, placing strawberries stem ends down. Melt jelly; brush over berries. Cover; chill for 4 hours.

4. To serve, let pie stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat whipping cream with the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the orange peel until soft peaks form. Spoon or pipe whipped cream into center of pie. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Red, White, and Blue Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 250,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 33,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 182,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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