What can be more American than an American pie? A juicy multi-berry pie with ice cream, or a real apple pie, on a warm summer day, with the flag waving in the breeze, and in the evening fireworks bursting in the sky! But I took it up another notch this time, and I now have the most American pie…it is pie made in an American Skillet!
I am thrilled and honored to partner with American Skillet Company to show you a patriotic All-American cooking you can do for this 4th of July!
The American Skillet Company has these adorable and unique skillets that are the shape of every state! And, they have a skillet the shape of the whole United States! Talk about patriotism!
Not only that, but they are manufactured right here in the USA! Authentic American made.
These lovely skillets have even been featured on the Today Show!
My favorite is the United States of America shape. American Skillet Company sent me the skillet and, because I am a baker, I set to making something deliciously sweet in a skillet. You guessed it- pie!
I couldn’t help taking a picture of the box with my new skillet in it! Eee! And I had a lovely note from the founder of the company, Alisa Toninato inside the box too.
The skillet is pre-seasoned, so you can start cooking in it right away! No prep or anything!
This is great for newbies who are just getting familiar with skillets, or when you have last minute guests and you want to cook asap.
This skillet will easily steal the show on your 4th of July party table!
Just look at how perfectly American and charming it looks!
The pie turned out delicious in the skillet and the possibilities for cooking in this skillet are endless.
From mac ‘n cheese to omelette, to chili….oh, nearly anything you can imagine, you can cook in this skillet.
I already have several other recipes in plan which I will be cooking/baking in my favorite skillet.
But for now, how about a taste of pie! Find the recipe below,
and head over to American Skillet Company and order a skillet in the shape of your state,
or in the shape of USA, and get cooking!
This would make a perfect gift for newlyweds, for your foodie girlfriend or boyfriend,
for your mom or dad, or anyone in-between!
Happy 4th of July!
Jessica the Baker
Mountain Berry Pie
For the Crust:
1 cups flour
1 pinch salt
1 sticks (1/2 cup) very cold butter
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Filling:
2 cups mixed berries (I used raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries)
1/2 chopped apple
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 1/2 Tbsp. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
For the Crust: Mix the water, vinegar, and vanilla in a small bowl and place in the freezer. In a large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter until you have pieces the size of peas. Add the cold vinegar/water mixture. Mix until dough forms. If it’s too dry add a little more water until dough comes together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour, or in freezer for about 15-20 min.
For the filling: In a large bowl place the fruit, sugar, lemon juice and arrowroot powder and mix until combined. Place mixture in a medium saucepan over medium low heat and stir until mixture thickens. Allow the mixture to cool.
To assemble the pie, roll out your dough on a floured surface about 1/8 in. thick and place in you pie dish. Pour the filling over the dough. Roll out the remaining dough and place over your pie dish crimping the edges together. Cut a slit in the top of your pie to allow steam to escape while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-50 min.