5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

To quote my British coworker, “that American holiday is next week, right? …what’s it called again?” Apparently “the 4th of July” is a tough one to remember 😂

If you can remember the name or not, it’s right around the corner. Time to break out your American flag tank and whip up a red, white, and blue pie.

For those of you in the mood to be adventurous overachievers—I’ve scoured the internet for the best patriotic pie ideas. Dust off your star-shaped cutouts and get to work.

1. Seeing Stars
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via The Recipe Critic

2. Red, White, and Berries

Patriotic Pies - Red, White, and Berries
via Simply Recipes

3. Star Spangled Slab

Patriotic Pies - Star Spangeled Slab pie
via Wife Mama Foodie

4. Mini Stars

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via eHow

5. American Flag

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Last but not least, one of my favorite pies of all time. And I promise it’ll be a show stopper at any BBQ.

Fine more red, white, and blue pie ideas on our Pinterest board →5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

10 Decorative Pie Crust Ideas

We all know the importance of inner beauty…but I think every pie should have a touch of outer beauty too. Who doesn’t want to make a good first impression?

Now, I’ve had my fair share of delicious pies hidden in plain old pie crust, but there’s something special about a pretty pie. Plus they’re a hit on instagram/snapchat/your-social-media-of-choice.

The options are endless so I’ve compiled a few creative ideas to get the inspirational juices flowing. Take a peek at my favorite decorative pie crust designs:

1. Braided Crust

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You will need an entire extra recipe of dough for this beauty, but trust me–it’s worth it! I spent what felt like forever making this for Abby’s birthday pie, but Bon Appétit’s tutorial was a total savior.

2. Zig Zag Pie

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This crust design works great for juicy berry pies and is honestly so easy.

3. Say it With Crust

There are endless options when it comes to adding puns to your pie. But here’s my pro-tip: get some letter cutters. Biggest. Time. Saver.

4. Fall Leaves Crust

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This beauty is a perfect design for all your fall pies. Goes great with a pumpkin spice latte #basic

5. DIY Pie Stencils

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How cool is this? Studio DIY thought of another fun way to add a few puns to your pie.

6. Crimped Edges

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It’s a little touch that adds some pizzaz to your pie. Just crimp with your thumb and forefingers.

7. Patriotic Flag Pie

I promise this jaw-dropping impressive crust is easier than it looks. It will make you the life of every summer BBQ and get you a record number of insta likes.

8. Unique Lattice

Alternating between thin and thick lattice strips makes for a fun unique twist on the traditional crust topper. I’ll be honest the thin strips are definitely more difficult to work with, but just keep them really cold.

9. Floating Lattice

Take another spin on a traditional lattice with what @jojoromancer calls “floating” lattice. Plus that heart crust edging is adorable.

10. DIY Banners

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Tap into your crafty side and add a banner. Plus side–no fancy crust technique needed!

I’m always on the hunt for new crust ideas, stay tuned for more on our Crust-Haves pinterest board.

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