Have you been watching the Olympics? Wow, Michael Phelps rocks! Our beach volleyball teams look pretty hot too. So I’m feeling pretty patriotic and I decided to make a Red, White, and Blue Pie. If you’re one of those people who needs an excuse to eat dessert, I just threw you a new one: it’s the Olympics and you have to celebrate that with this pie! You could always wait till the next 4th of July, but you’ll regret it.

Red, White, and Blue Pie
~10 servings

1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust, unbaked
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup + 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup blueberries, rinsed and dried
1 1/2 cup raspberries, rinsed and dried
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, chilled, cut into small pieces.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for convection) and roll out pie crust. Fit it into a 9 inch springform.
2.In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and salt. Mix in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract, until well blended.
3. Toss blueberries and raspberries together and place them in the pie shell.
4. Pour sour cream mixture evenly over the berries.

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5. In an another medium sized bowl, combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle over the berries and sour cream mixture.

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6. Cut off any extra pie crust that goes too far above the topping. Bake for 50 minutes, or until lightly golden.

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7. Cool completely and refrigerate overnight.

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I love this pie! It’s creamy without being heavy and the tangy fruits balance the sweet topping, a perfect celebratory pie. Suitably, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson just took Gold and Silver while I wrote this post.
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