Star Wars Pie Inspired by The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Pie Inspired by The Rise of Skywalker

Wow. My Star Wars Baking Challenge has finally come to an end!

Over the last few months, I’ve been watching A LOT of Star Wars… and I’ve been baking A LOT of Star Wars food.

Here’s a quick recap of all of my Skywalker saga recipes — oh, and one for The Mandalorian, too. 🙂

—> Queen Amidala Cake Inspired by The Phantom Menace
—> Anakin and Padme Pear Pie Inspired by Attack of the Clones 
—> Obi-Wan and Anakin Mustafar Cake Inspired by Revenge of the Sith
—> R2-D2 and C-3PO Tatooine Sunset Cake Inspired by A New Hope
—> AT-AT Hoth Cream Pie Inspired by The Empire Strikes Back
—> Endor Forest Cake Inspired by Return of the Jedi
—> Star Wars Lightsaber Cake Inspired by The Force Awakens
—> Easy Star Wars Porg Cookies Inspired by The Last Jedi
—> Mandalorian Pumpkin Pie Inspired by Disney+’s The Mandalorian

Star Wars Baking Challenge — Week 9, The Rise of Skywalker

I’ve now seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters twice — and I’m hoping to see it once more before it leaves theaters! I’ll be honest, I had a hard time finding the perfect final recipe for my baking challenge. I didn’t want to choose something that only represented one character, and I didn’t want to make anything that might include a spoiler. But seriously, if you haven’t seen Rise of Skywalker yet, what are you waiting for?!

Ultimately I decided to bake a pie — I already made one for the prequel and original trilogies, so baking one for the final trilogy seemed appropriate!

Taking queues from one of my favorite Rise of Skywalker posters, I chose to infuse elements of Rey and Kylo’s lightsaber battle (from the poster below) on top of a blueberry pie, helping to give off those galaxy vibes.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pie

What You Need:

For the Blueberry Filling

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Pie pan

For the Pie Crust and Decorations 

  • Pre-made refrigerated pie crust, three rolls
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Maple syrup
  • Food coloring — blue, red
  • Sprinkles — blue and red sanding sugar
  • Food-safe paint brush
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pastry brush
  • Paring knife
  • Rey and Kylo pie design template — DOWNLOAD
  • Star Wars logo file — DOWNLOAD
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 or similar cutting machine
  • Card stock paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

First, access the Star Wars pie design and logo files from the list above. Use a Cricut or similar cutting machine to cut the main file out on card stock paper at 11.6 inches width for a 10 inch pie pan. For the Star Wars logo file, cut the file on card stock paper at 6.2 inches width.

Roll out one of your refrigerated pie crusts on a clean surface. Using the out piece of the stencil (see below), cut out the circle by tracing the inner shape of your cutout.

Carefully transfer the circle of dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will serve as the base of your pie, or your “canvas”, so to speak.

Place the main pie design template on top of the dough base (see below). Hold your template in place and carefully cut out the excess dough (not covered in black) and set aside. This will allow for the pie filling to show behind Rey and Kylo’s silhouettes.
NOTE: the lightsabers are not included in the stencil. As you are cutting out Rey and Kylo, be sure to cut out their lightsabers in the dough. If the dough pieces should come unattached or if you would forget to do this, make lightsaber blades out of leftover dough and adhere them to the main pie dough design with beaten egg wash.
Next, brush the entire bottom half of the pie and Kylo and Rey’s silhouettes with beaten egg wash, then cover it in cinnamon, being careful to keep the lightsaber blades free of cinnamon.
Using blue and red food coloring, paint Rey and Kylo’s lightsaber blades their respective colors with a food-safe paint brush.
Next, cut out small stars in your excess pie dough. Brush the top perimeter of bare dough with beaten egg wash, then place your dough stars around the edge. Using a food-safe paint brush, paint each star with vanilla, making sure to paint the edges of the stars, too.
Place the Star Wars logo stencil on top of a piece of dough and cut out the letters using a paring knife. Place them on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake both the main pie design and the Star Wars logo letters for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown, in a pre-heated oven at 425 degrees. Once done baking, let your pie design pieces cool a little. Then, it’s time to stick your Star Wars letters to the bottom of the main pie design. Brush the back of each letter with a little maple syrup to help it stick to the pie crust base, then place it on top of the brown bottom half of the pie. Repeat for all of the letters.

While the top of your pie cools, it’s time to prep the bottom of your pie. I chose to make a blueberry pie to give the background a dark galaxy-vibe.

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees for your pie.

For your blueberry pie filling, place your fresh blueberries, cinnamon, salt, and corn starch in a bowl and mix well.

Place your third pie crust roll in your pie pan and fill it with an even layer of blueberries. Cut up your butter and place small pieces on the blueberry mixture. Bake the base of your pie for 40-50 minutes.  Note, I like to place my pie pan on top of a cookie sheet while it bakes in case any pie filling bubbles over.

Remove your pie from the oven once the timer dings and quickly get to work to decorate the final touches.

First, sprinkle blue sanding sugar on the left top side of the pie. On the right side of the pie, sprinkle red sanding sugar. Next, sprinkle powdered sugar in the center of the pie (near where Rey and Kylo’s silhouettes will be).

While the pie is still hot, transfer your Star Wars pie design onto the top of your blueberry pie. *Gently* press down on your top pie piece to form a seal between it and the pear pie bottom.

Once your pie is cool, touch up your lightsaber blades by painting with additional food coloring, if needed.

I hope you enjoyed the Star Wars Baking Challenge as much as I did! I loved making each recipe, and I am nowhere near done baking Star Wars treats. 🙂

 

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3 Comments

  1. January 20, 2020 / 8:37 pm

    You are so talented! I love all the unique things you do!!!!

  2. January 21, 2020 / 12:55 am

    I love this! Your creations are always so amazing, Monica!

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