Tomorrow is 4th of July so of course I had to create something to share on the blog! A few weeks ago I had a family bbq so I thought it was the perfect chance to try making a mixed berry slab pie. Perfect for a bbq and start of summer and a great dessert to share for a July 4th idea.
I used Martha Stewart’s slab pie recipe as a basis but I changed a few things. To make this July 4th friendly I decided to use blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. After washing the berries I mixed them with the sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, lemon juice mix that Martha Stewart advised, but I cut down on the sugar.
I used store-bought pie crust dough and pieced it together on a baking sheet. It wasn’t pretty, but I figured it would be covered with berries anyway! I used star shaped cookie cutters in 3 sizes to cut out more pie crust dough which I would lay on top of the pie. Stars to keep up with the patriotic theme.
I poured the berries on top, placed the stars around the top of the pie, brushed the stars with a bit of egg wash and popped it in the oven!
The slab pie came out delicious and was a hit! I cut down on the sugar as I normally do in recipes, but I guess my berries weren’t super sweet (although I did try them beforehand) so the pie was a bit tart. But since I served it with whipped cream, it wasn’t too bad. Ice cream would be a good choice too!
I really enjoyed how this slab pie turned out and I can’t wait to make another using different fruits!