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Inspiring Patriotic Pie

Contributed by: NAPSA

(NAPSI) - Impress guests with this red, "white" and blue pie. When you start with refrigerated pie crusts, it tastes just like scratch without the hassle. Whether you use a standard top crust or follow the simple steps for a lattice top, the dessert will bring plenty of praise.
Patriotic Pie

Ingredients:

  • Filling

    • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) pitted tart red cherries in water, undrained
    • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    • Dash salt
    • 1 cup dried blueberries
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • Crust

    • 1 package (15 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package

Directions:

Drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup juice. In 2-quart saucepan, combine reserved juice, tapioca, sugar, butter and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Stir in drained cherries, blueberries and almond extract. Cool 15 minutes.

Heat oven to 375F. Make pie crust as directed on package for two-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan. Spoon filling into crust-lined pan. Top with lattice crust,* by cutting the second crust into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Arrange strips in lattice design over filling by laying half of the strips in one direction, rotating pan one-quarter turn and laying remaining strips at right angles directly over the first strips. Fold excess crust under and press together to form crust edge; flute.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

*TIP:

As an alternative, top with second crust, seal edges and flute. Cut several slits in top crust.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings


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