7 Drool-Worthy 4th of July Treats

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Tiny Blueberry Star Pies in Jars
Makes eight to ten 4 oz. pies.

Ingredients for the crust:
2 cups plus 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 12 tbsp cold ... more 
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Tiny Blueberry Star Pies in Jars
Makes eight to ten 4 oz. pies.

Ingredients for the crust:
2 cups plus 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 12 tbsp cold butter, 1/2 cup ice water

Directions for the crust:
Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Quickly chop up the butter, and pulse it into flour mixture, 5 or 6 times. Drizzle in ice water, pulsing 2 or 3 times, just until the dough is combined.Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface and gather into a ball. Divide into 2, flatten dough into discs, and wrap each one tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for at least a half-hour in the refrigerator. Meanwhile prepare the fillings.

Ingredients for the filling:
3 cups blueberries, zest of 1 lemon, 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup sugar (plus more for top of pie), big pinch salt, 1 tbsp ground instant tapioca

Directions for the filling:
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups blueberries, zest and juice over medium-high heat. Stir frequently, and allow the sauce to reduce a bit, until it coats the back of a spoon. Cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and combine in a medium bowl with the fresh berries, sugar, salt, and tapioca. Set aside while you prepare the crust.
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Mon, Jul 1, 2013 7:26 PM EDT
Wondering what kind of treats to put out for your 4th of July BBQ or pool party? Having a patriotic themed baby shower or birthday party? Maybe you're just looking to make something fun for your family for the long weekend. Whatever your reason (who needs a "reason" to bake anyway - I mean really), we've got you covered. Flip through this drool-worthy recipe guide for all things sweet, red, white & blue! - By Selena Burgess

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