American Flag Slab Pie

by Shoshana on June 25, 2015 · 1 comment

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The 4th of July is fast approaching, and with it the opportunity to break out the red, white, and blue. I have so much fun getting creative with themed parties for holidays and other celebrations (you should see the themed birthday parties I throw my kids) so every year I try to do something different with red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. In past years I have made various red, white, and blue candies for the kids to enjoy (like lollipops and rock candy). This year I wanted to make something that would be substantial enough to be the entire dessert, instead of just an additional sweet treat. I have been wanting to make this flag cake for a long time, but decided to take a more natural route instead.

Nothing screams summer to me more than berry pie, and the 4th of July tends to be the ultimate celebration of summer. The berries are so delicious this time of year, it seems like a shame not to take advantage of that. The problem with pies is that each pie only feeds a small crowd, and I tend to entertain in large numbers (our dining room table seats 20 when its full extended, and we rarely take out any leaves). While it is not hard to make multiple pies, I often prefer to make slab pies because one pie can serve so many more people. Plus, it has rustic appeal that is perfect for a backyard barbecue.

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