Make a Pie Crust

Lattice tops look fancy

Lattice-top pies are beautiful desserts to share with guests or bring to a potluck or dinner party. Our step-by-step pie crust technique is an easy way to learn how to make pie crust using the lattice-top technique.


Cut the dough into 1-inch strips using a pastry wheel or sharp knife.

Place the strips next to each other on top of the pie, leaving about a 1-inch gap between strips. Use the shorter strips for the edges and the longer ones for the middle of the pie. (You may not need to use the smallest outermost strips.)

Fold back the first, third and fifth strips of dough all the way to the edge of the pie. Place a shorter strip of dough across the second and fourth strips, about 1 inch from the edge. Unfold the folded strips over the crosswise strip.

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