Do you know How to Lattice Pie Crust? Definitely NOT required skill when it comes to making and baking up a delicious apple or berry pie, HOWEVER, it can UP your ‘presentation’ game ten fold when show boating for friends and family?
Truth be told, personally I’m not a huge lattice pie crust guy? Not because it’s difficult or time consuming to do, because it’s not, but because I LOVE PIE CRUST, and you don’t seem to get enough when you have a lattice pie crust. That being said, if I’m preparing a pie for a friend, for an event, for a special occasion or Holiday feast, then sprucing up the look of the pie will earn you all the more praise and recognition. And, this is even before everyone dives in and really gets the full flavorful effect!
Below, are a set of written instruction and below that is a wonderful and simple video to help VISUALLY walk you through the process of How to Lattice Pie Crust.
If you hadn’t noticed by now, I am a huge fan of KING ARTHUR FLOUR, so pardon me if you ONCE AGAIN, see me sharing one of their most awesomely done HOW-TO tutorials. I often review a number of How-To videos, and although MOST of them are pretty good, I have never been disappointed with King Arthur Flour.
Instructions [How-To Video Below]:
Line a pie pan with pie dough. Cut ¾” strips out of the remainder of your rolled-out pie dough.
Scoop the filling into your prepared crust. Brush the edge of the crust with water to help the lattice strips better adhere.
Weave a top crust by placing strips vertically across the pie, leaving 1 ½” of space between each.
Fold every other strip back to the edge of the pie.
Place a strip horizontally across the pie. Fold down the folded-back strips.
Fold back every other vertical strip (the ones you didn’t do in the first step).
Place a second strip horizontally across the pie and fold down the folded-back vertical strips.
Repeat the steps, moving across the pie until complete.
Crimp the edge if desired. Brush the crust with 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water, and top with sparkling sugar.
Video: How to Lattice Pie Crust
Lastly, If you have a great pie crust decoration you can share, I would love to see it. Throw a link in the comments below if you can!