Pie Designs Part 1

by Sabrena Cantu November 09, 2020 2 min read

Pie Designs Part 1

Here are four fun pie crust designs to try this holiday season!

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*Remember to chill the finished crust for at least an hour and poke holes in the bottom with a fork before baking.

Classic

Line your pie dish with pie dough and trim away the excess. Take your thumb and push the dough in between your thumb and index finger of the opposite hand. Continue this all the way around the crust and you're done! 



Fork 

This may be the easiest crust design of all. Line your pie dish with dough and cut away the excess. I like the crust to be a little thicker around the edges so that you see the lines of the fork. If your crust is too thin, take the excess dough and press it around the edges to build it up. Then, take a fork and press it down around the edges.

Fall Leaves

This is one of my favorite crust designs. It is an easy way to make a big impression on your guests. The hardest part is making sure you have the Leaf shaped cutters. If you don't have them, you could simply use a knife and cut out simple leaf shapes by hand.

Start by rolling out some flaky pie dough to 1/8" thick. Cut out the leaves using the cutters or a knife. Use the back of the knife to make lines in the leaves. Brush a little water around the edges of the pie. This will act as glue for your leaves. Place the leaves around the edges. For an even fancier look, brush the leaves with egg wash before baking!

Braided

Start by rolling out flaky pie dough to 1/8" thickness. Use a knife to cut strips 1/4" wide. Use three strips at a time and braid the dough. I like to do mine in sections and connect them using a little water. Just cut a "V" shape going in the direction of the braid's ends and connect them. Brush the edges of the pie shell with water, and place the braided dough around the edges.

 

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