While our previous recipe for red, white and blue frozen yogurt pops is a snap to make, this pie crust requires a bit more handiwork.
This piece of pastry art was created by Matt Adlard, the Topless Baker.
You can use different coloring techniques to add red and blue colors to a pie crust.
You don’t need an elaborate cut-out top like The Topless Baker’s. You can paint a plain crust with your own design. Abstracts are fine!
Food Powder. You can color all or some of the stars in photo #1 (or any simpler design)red.
Or, you can make only the base crust red.
Beetroot powder, mixed into the dough, bakes into a dark red color.
You can use blueberry powder for the “blue,” but it turns out more purple than blue.
Food Color. You can paint the top of the stars after the pie comes out of the oven, using a colored egg wash. Here’s how to do it.
Food Gel. How about painting with food gels? It’s like painting with watercolors.
Food Coloring. This recipe makes a red and blue pie crust with the food colors you likely have on hand.
Finally, how about a red, white and blue apple pie (photo #2)?