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Sugar Free Flag Cheese Pie Recipe
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 cup heavy cream whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest or orange peel
any sweetener you like stevia or splenda if you prefer sweeten to taste
Heavy cream whipped around 1 cup (sweetened if you like with 1/4 teaspoon stevia)
Beat the cream cheese, sweetener, zest from the lemon and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Pour over the cooled crust.
In a separate bowl beat the heavy cream still soft peak, adding the sweetener if you like. Pour on top of cheese filling.
Place the blueberries in the corner in a straight line. Sliced strawberries all over the top of the rest and add the stripes and stars pie crust baked.
Note for the stars and stripes:
I used strips of pie dough made with wheat flour and used a cookie cutter star for the stripes and stars on top, cooked separately. I will post the wheat flour crust below or you can use store bought pie crust for the decorations.
1 1/4 cup wheat flour
1 tablespoon non fat dry milk
1 tablespoon stevia
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
Mix all together and refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll out to fit a small rectangular pan for a bottom crust and bake until browned at 350 degrees. On another sheet pan lined with parchment, roll out the dough cut strips with a fluted edge pastry cutter and also cut out stars with small cookie cutter. Bake on parchment until browned at 350 degrees hot oven. Cool. Place fruit as shown in photo, then add the cooled stars and stripes.