11 fantastically original ideas to help you bake like a professional
You can always find a bit of spare time at the weekends or after work. Why not use it to bake a delicious pie?
Here are 11 seriously creative ideas for making a pie crust which you can do in no time at all. We guarantee your friends and family will very pleased when they get to try these!
1. Cut-out leaf shapes
This pie crust looks like a work of art. Don't worry though, you don't have to cut these leaves by hand! The tutorial calls for a cookie cutter. Phew!
You can also decorate it with larger ones!
2. A classic lattice top
This recipe is good for any kind of pie. Follow this simple tutorial on how to make this pie crust. If you are feeling extra adventurous, twist each of the lattice pieces for an added touch.
3. Pie Crust Edges
This is something small that you can do to make your pie look better. Click on the link below to find out several easy ways on how to make your pie crust edge into a masterpiece!
4. Spiral Pie Crust
This one is easier than it looks. And it will be a real hit with everyone!
5. A flower pattern
Cut the petals out of the pie dough using a paring knife and layer the petals accordingly. It's that simple!
6. Cut-out stars
Instead of cutting out stars and placing them on your pie, why not do the opposite?
Simple and artistic!
7. A braided edge
Take three small strands (1/4 inch thick) of pie dough crust braid them together. You can also make a double braided edge crust by adding another braid on top.
8. A honeycomb pie top
All you need is a small pie cutter to cut out small circular holes in the pie dough (or use a thimble!) This idea is great for blackberry pie.
9. An embroidered design
Although this recipe calls for embroidered cookies, this can very much work for pie crust as well! Roll an embroidered napkin into the dough. You can cut out little shapes to decorate your pie with or cover the pie with a single piece of dough.
10. An adorable turkey on top
A great idea for kids. It's really not that difficult!
11. Herringbone pie crust
Your guests will love this one!