November 26, 2010
How to make a lattice pie crust
A homemade pie is a wonderful thing...and a lattice pie crust on top of your pie is even more wonderful!
Have you always wanted to make a lattice pie crust on top of your apple or cherry pie but were too intimidated to try?
Well...I want to teach you how to do it! It's easier than you think!
Here's a step by step, full-proof, easy method! Please give it a try! This holiday season, present a show stopping pie to your family and friends!
First of all, make your pie dough. You will need a double crust pie recipe. Use my full proof double pie crust recipe found here.
Make dough, divide in half. Use one half for bottom crust and use one half for making lattice.
Roll out one dough half into the shape of a square the size of your pie pan.
Cut dough into strips approx. 3/4 inch wide.
Take one strip and lay it down the center of the pie.
Continue to lay half of the strips across the pie spacing approx. 3/4 inch apart.
HERE'S A TIP
Trim strips along the edge of the pie as you go. Be sure to leave a little hanging over.
Fold back every other dough strip at the center of the pie.
Lay one strip of dough across pie in the opposite direction just below the folded dough strips and laying across the strips that are laying flat.
Unfold strips laying them over the strip you just placed.
Fold back alternate strips of dough.
Lay strip across pie just beneath folded dough.
Fold those strips down over the strip you just laid down.
*Continue this process until the rest of the pie is covered.
*Turn pie around and finish the other side just the same way.
*Here is the completed lattice.
Pinch the edges of the top and bottom crust together.
Flute the edges of the pie crust with your finger tips.
*And here is the finished lattice pie crust!
As you can see, it's really quite easy!
It's actually a lot of fun to do!
I know you can do it...give it a try next time and your family and friends will be very impressed!