September 11 is Patriot Day across the United States, recalling the tragic events that occurred on this date in 2001. It’s also 911 Remembrance Day and National Emergency Responders Day. Many Americans wear red, white, and blue clothing on September 11 and fly the Stars and Stripes proudly and solemnly to mark this occasion.
Why not bake a batch of patriotic mini-pies for September 11?
Try this easy recipe with the in-season berries of your choice. Here, the recipe employs blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries for a red, white, and blue salute.
First, gather the ingredients for Bold Berry Mini-Pies.
- 8 cups of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries (trimmed and washed)
- 3/4 cup flour (unsifted)
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 flat-frozen pie crusts (usually 2 packages) – thawed
- 24 thin pats of butter or margarine
Next, follow these simple instructions to make Bold Berry Mini-Pies.
- Preheat the oven to 400 (F) degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine berries with flour and sugar. Stir gently to keep berries intact.
- Lightly grease all of the cups in two standard-sized muffin tins. (The recipe will make 24 mini-pies.)
- Unroll pie crusts, and cut them into four-inch circles. A small mixing bowl or a large empty tin can works well for this.
- Place one pie crust circle into each section of the muffin tins. Shape pie crusts to fit, crimping edges as needed.
- Spoon a generous portion of the berry filling into each crust. Top each one with a pat of butter or margarine.
- Cover each mini pie with the leftover crust, if desired, and brush the top with melted butter.
- Bake Bold Berry Mini-Pies for approximately 20 minutes, or until crusts are light brown.
Bold Berry Mini-Pies are ideal for any patriotic occasion, such as Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July – as well as Patriot Day.
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