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How to Make Lattice-Top Pie Crusts

Ever wondered how to achieve the classic woven texture of a two-crust pie? Get Betty’s tips and tricks for turning your homemade pie into an extra-impressive dessert.

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A lattice-top crust adds an impressive touch to a two-crust pie (←link to How to Make Two-Crust Pie Pastry) and lets the fruity filling peak through, revealing the delicious flavors inside. To achieve this classic finish on your next homemade pi, try one of these methods. 

What you’ll need:

How to make an Easy Lattice Top:

1. Make pastry for Two-Crust Pastry, except trim overhanging edge of bottom crust 1 inch from rim of 9-inch pie plate. 

2. Place filling in crust. After rolling pastry for top crust, cut into ½-inch-wide strips using a rolling pastry cutter or knife. Place half of strips about ½-inch apart on filling. 

3. Place remaining strips ½-inch apart crosswise over first strips.

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4. Trim strips evenly with edge of overhanging crust. Fold edge up, forming a high, stand-up ridge; flute edges as desired. 

How to make a Classic Lattice Top: 

1. Make pastry for Two-Crust Pastry, except trim overhanging edge of bottom crust 1 inch from rim of 9-inch pie plate. 

2. Place filling in crust. After rolling pastry for top crust, cut into ½-inch-wide strips using a rolling pastry cutter or knife. Place half of strips about ½-inch apart on filling. 

3. Weave remaining strips over and under first strips.

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4. Trim strips evenly with edge of overhanging crust. Fold edge up, forming a high, stand-up ridge; flute edges as desired.
Looking to try a different pie crust? Learn How to Make Two-Crust Pie Pastry or create One-Crust Pie Pastry.

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