Thanksgiving is next week. And pie is kind of a must. (Apple for me!) So now that we’ve got the pie basics covered, it’s time to kick it up a notch, and show that crust some love. Sure you can throw another rolled out crust on top and call it a day, as seen here. Or you can impress your guests with a fancy crust. If you choose option B, don’t fear. Perfection is not the name of the game with these two techniques. Perfectly imperfect, aka rustic, is more like it. People will think you slaved away all day on the pie. Go ahead, let them think what they want.
Lattice Technique On a well floured surface, roll out pie crust. Using a pastry wheel or a knife, cut 12 strips of dough, about 3/4? wide (thinner for mini pies). Place 6 strips across, using the longer strips in the middle and the shorter strips on the end. Think back to your childhood craft days, and create a lattice with the dough placing 6 more strips in the opposite direction. Weave strips over, under, over, under… Trim extra dough and seal edges with a crimp or press with a fork. Apply egg wash to achieve those golden hues, and sprinkle with turbinado. Lattice technique also used here.
Circular Technique On a well floured surface, roll out pie crust. Using a round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out enough circles to cover the pie, about 1.5″ in diameter (smaller for mini pies). Begin placing circles at the outer edge of the pie, slightly overlapping, working your way around until reaching the top. Apply egg wash to achieve those golden hues, and sprinkle with turbinado.
Simply gorgeous! I used this recipe, tweaking it just a bit, to make some mini apple pies last Christmas. They were a huge hit! Thanks for this!
Thanks for the feedback! So glad you guys liked it!
beautiful pictures and yummy pies..thanks for sharing the recipe
My god, those crusts are gorgeous!! I am jealous of your crust making capabilities. I’m trying that circular method soon!
So pretty! Is it too early for pie? I want some.
It’s never too early! And if it is, I’m guilty.
beauuutiful crust. you’ve inspired me to give it a try 🙂
Your pie is dreamy. Like, I’m seriously dreaming of it and how much my Smudge is going to LOVE it. So when she asks me tonight, “Mom, what are we going to do tonight,” I’m going to tell her, “MAKE THIS PIE!” She will love YOU forever. I’m always a little intimidated by pie because of the crust and am always looking for the perfect recipe. I just might have found it. Gorgeous!!
So honored you would bring one of my recipes into your kitchen, especially with the Smudge. Hope you guys love it as much as we do!
Your pie looks perfect!
You are seriously talented!
The pie is so beautiful that I’m tempted to make one. But the pie crust requiring butter,cold,patience sounds tough! Especially patience! 🙂
I love the circular crust, so beautiful!
I’ll definitely try that for my Thanksgiving apple pie!
The mini pies are so cute and I agree, pie is a must, especially apple!
oh my! this is so pretty! I love individual pies!
So pretty. Almost too pretty to eat. But not quite…
That is like, the most perfect looking pie. I don’t even understand it. …..are you magical?
You wouldn’t believe all my pie “rules” I broke and this still turned out the way it did. That is magical!
Oh my, this pie is a beaut! Love it!
Apple pie is still fresh on my mind 😉 Gorg photos. Love the circular technique, will have to give it a shot on my next pie!
A perfect crust! Beautiful photos, as always.