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How to Eat (Pie) Fireworks

The irresistible grand finale to your patriotic parties.

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Amy Erickson
Summer is here! That means barbecues, swimming and – my favorite – the Fourth of July. These easy-to-eat patriotic “fries” are the perfect grand finale to any summertime soiree. Each fry is filled with red, white and blue deliciousness and bursting with fresh fruit flavors. Dip them into a pool of fun, colored glazes, and they will be an explosive hit all summer long!
Simply process or blend each of the pie fillings until semi-smooth and spreadable. I used cherry, apple and blueberry to get my red, white and blue, but anything could work. Next, unroll your pie crusts. Spread each flavor of pie filling onto the crusts.
Top each with a remaining crust, then gently press the outside edges to seal. Brush egg wash evenly over the top, then sprinkle with colored sugar crystals.
Cut each filled pie crust stack into 1-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip once crosswise so the “fries” aren’t too long.
Place your fries in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then bake them at 350⁰F for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Keep checking to make sure they don’t get too dark. While they‘re baking, you can mix up the glazes.
In three separate bowls, mix together one half a cup powdered of sugar with a few drops of water, just until thick. Then add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, leaving one of them white. You’ll end up with red, white and blue glazes. Let your fries cool, then let the dipping begin!
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Amy Erickson

About Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It!

For Amy, life’s too short not to stop and smell the sugar. Her kitchen is a laboratory of pure fun, and her can-do, family-friendly recipes are impossible to resist.

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