Friday, June 29, 2007

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie -- Favorite Ingredients Friday

Here's my contribution to this week's Favorite Ingredients Friday!


9” baked pie crust
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 1/2 Tblsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. water
4 1/2 Tblsp. dry raspberry jello powder
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 pint fresh or frozen whole unsweetened raspberries
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c. confectioners sugar
4 oz. cool whip

For berry layers, combine sugar, cornstarch and water in medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve. Cook until thick and clear. Add jello powder; stir until dissolved. Divide mixture in half. Stir blueberries and lemon juice into half of the mixture; spread over bottom of pie shell. Refrigerate. Fold raspberries gently into remaining half of mixture; set aside. For cream layer, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the cool whip. Spread cream cheese mixture over blueberry layer. Refrigerate until set. Carefully spread raspberry layer over cream layer. Chill at least 4 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

This beautiful pie is very easy to make and is just delicious. It’s perfect for patriotic holidays or any other special summer occasion.


  1. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks so delicious. With the fruit, one could consider this healthy - right? :) I also would like to try the Sandwiches you posted. I asked my hubby if they sounded good to him and he would like to try them. One question - is the thyme flavor very strong? I like it in small doses but it's probably my least favorite herb. I don't want to compromise the integrity of the dish by leaving it out. I just thought that I would ask before trying the recipe. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi everyone,

    It's a treat to have you all here at my kitchen table!

    I hope that you will try this pie, if not for the 4th, then sometime this summer. I almost always use the unsweetened frozen raspberries in this unless someone gives me some fresh ones. (I am too cheap to buy fresh raspberries when frozen work just as well in this recipe!) Frozen blueberries work too, but I think the fresh are better in this pie. This is really an easy recipe -- my hubby, who is not much of a baker, has made this recipe several times and it comes out great!

    Rachel -- I'll tell you what I do about the thyme, rosemary and garlic powder in the French Dip Sandwich recipe. I just sprinkle them on to taste -- I don't measure at all. Thyme is not my favorite herb either; like you, I enjoy it but in small doses. I would definitely include some thyme, because it does add to the flavor, but probably not 1 tsp. for my own taste. Maybe 1/2 tsp. if you want to measure, or just sprinkle it on to your taste. This recipe is a big favorite in our family. Let me know how your husband likes these!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. This sounds delicious. Thanks!

  5. This sounds to die for! Thanks for sharing :) Happy 4th!!

  6. Thanks for the advice. I am keeping my eyes open for a good sale on roasts. I told my sister about this recipe and she wants to try it out also. When I make it, I'll let you know how we like it. Have a great 4th of July!

  7. Oh my goodness, I love this recipe! It'd be fun to give this a try. :)

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- 4th of July Edition recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

    I hope to see you again next Friday!

  8. Wow, what a crowd around my kitchen table! There's just enough pie for each one of you to try a slice! Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

    God bless,


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