So Fourth of July is literally right around the corner, but if you’re anything like me you’re still trying to figure out what themed treat to make. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back! This Fourth of July American flag pie recipe is super easy, hard to mess up, and honestly one of my favorite pies ever. It is so absolutely delicious, it will make you want to celebrate Fourth of July all year round. This was my first time baking a strawberry pie with the strawberries in it and I was so delighted to find out that strawberries make the most delicious syrup when baked. Naturally, I spooned as much syrup as I could on my plate and it was magic.
It is especially delicioius when you pair the pie with ice cream and the ice cream melts all over your pie. My mouth is watering as I type. I might have to sneak a little slice right now.
But really, this pie is so very easy to make. I made my own crust, but it is just as good with a store bought crust and you’ll save a ton of time! Homemade pie crust is great, but the fact that it needs to rest 30 minutes in the fridge can be inconvenient if you’re in a time crunch. Plus no one will know! 😉 The filling only takes about 5 minutes to prep and another 3 minutes to cut out the stars and stripes and you’re ready to bake!
I also thought it would be nifty if I could maximize the crust, while still having a large design of the American flag on the pie. So instead of just adding stars and stripes, I cut out an actual flag shape on the top crust. Of course, this is optional, but I thought my fellow pie crust lovers would enjoy the extra crust.
You can never go wrong with pie and ice cream!