I just saw the cutest idea that I want to try this weekend. This is from the blog Our Best Bites. They've got some really great recipes over there.
Star-Studded Mini Pies
1 recipe of pie crust dough (or store-bought if you want)
2 cans pie filling (something red & something blue)
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 c. sugar
Roll out dough. Using a round cookie cutter, or a small cup (about 3 1/2 inch diameter) cut out circles in the dough. Press them into a mini muffin pan. Crimp the edges slightly so the look like little pies.
Fill each little pie a little over half full with pie filling of your choice (blueberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry) Don't fill too full or they will bubble over.
Using a small star cutter (about 2 inches- or something thereabout) cut out stars. Dip the stars in melted butter , then into sugar. Put one on top of each little pie.
Bake them at 400 for 15-20 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
Here's another fun 4th treat. Star cookie pops. Yum! Have fun this weekend.