Peach & blueberry pie ready for my friend who shared my birthdate and is a pie guy. He also compiles our winning stats for our monthly 5 Crowns card games. So much fun.
The pie is an adaptation of one my mother always made with rings of cherries, apples, and raisin as filling. This one is a combination of peach filling and blueberry filling.
After making the bottom pie crust I filled the edges with the peach filling (ringing the edges but keeping it from spilling over into the center) - only a small layer. Then I filled the center with the blueberry filling. Finally I filled up the peach layer on the edges.
The top was made with cut out pie crust shapes - small circles around the edge and card symbols in the center. Note in the 5 Crowns game that we play the suits are hearts, diamond, clubs, spades, and stars - hence the stars her in this assemblage of shapes.
Ideas for creating other pie crust toppings can be found here:
How To Make a Decorative Pie Crust - Topless Baker. Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEdbuJceBxo
Six Easy Decorative Pie Crusts: Howdini Baking. Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=mIrLU0Coijw
3 Amazing Pie Crusts Designs! (Braided, Leaves, and Floral Crusts). Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-uWxhV6uc
Using these ideas - get creative and make your own designs. Check out the basics: How to Pretty Up Your Pie with Pastry Cutouts. http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-pretty-up-your-pie-with-pastry-cutouts/