Summer time is here again! Warm weather, weekend getaways to the shore, and romantic nights under the stars. This week is the fourth of July and what better way to celebrate the independence of our country than a candle lit picnic and create your own fireworks!
Of course you will need a bottle of wine or champagne to celebrate along with two glasses, candles (battery operated of course!), and some desert. My favorite Fourth of July desert is my Red White and Blueberry pie! There isn’t anything more American than pie and fireworks! Pack a cozy blanket and you and your man will be ready for a romantic night.
Find a secluded spot to watch your town or cities fire work display. Lay out your blanket and cuddle up with your loved one. Who needs sparklers when the sparks are bound to fly with a romantic night like this!
RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY PIE
1/2 Package refrigerated pie crust (1 crust) or use your own crust recipe
1 quart fresh strawberries, divided
4 squares(1ounce each) white choc. for baking
1 package(8ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup cold milk
1 package(3.3 ounces) white choc. instant pudding/pie filling
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup thawed, frozen whipped topping
PREHEAT OVEN 425 degrees
-Roll out crust and place into pie plate. prick bottom and sides with fork.
-Bake 10-12 min. till golden. Cool completely. (As seen in picture 1)
-Rinse strawberries, pat dry. select 8 uniform berries to dip in white chocolate. I always do more they are so delicious 🙂 cut in half. These 8ish are for the top decoration. Slice all remaining strawberries into smaller pieces for bottom of pie.
-Melt white choc uncovered on high 1min. stirring often. DO NOT overheat. If you do you can try and save it by adding a little bit of vegetable oil!
-Dip strawberry halves place on cookie sheet covered with wax paper cut side down. Refrigerate until ready to use
-Use the remaining white chocolate by spreading evenly to coat entire bottom and sides of crust. Layer sliced strawberries on bottom of crust. (As seen in picture 2).
-For filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth gradually whisk in milk until well blended. Add pudding mix and whisk until mixture begins to thicken. I sometimes add more milk. Spread this mixture over the strawberries. (As seen in picture 3)
-Arrange blueberries evenly over top of the pie. (As seen in pic. 4)
-Pipe or dollop whipped cream over the blue berries as seen in picture 5! Place dipped strawberries and left over blue berries on top! Wherever you think they look pretty:) Refrigerate until ready to pack for your Fourth of July picnic!