A home baked fruit pie with a lattice crust is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. If you’ve always wanted to bake your own lattice-topped pie but have been too intimidated to try, I’m here to help! I’ll show you just how easy it is.
Start with a basic double pie crust recipe (feel free to give my foolproof flaky pie crust a try!). Roll out the first disk of dough and fill according to recipe instructions. Then, roll out your second disk of dough.
Use a plain or decorative pastry wheel cutter to slice dough into strips. For this tutorial I’m going to use 10 1-inch strips, but you can get creative with the thickness of the strips and how many you use.
Place 5 of the dough strips on top of the pie, spaced evenly.
Pull back the second and fourth strips halfway and place another strip down the center of the pie, perpendicular to the first set.
Lay the folded strips back down. Now fold the first, third, and fifth strips back and place another perpendicular dough strip on top of the pie.
Unfold those strips, and again fold the second and fourth strips. Lay one more perpendicular strip.
Rotate the pie 180 degrees and repeat on the other side until the lattice is complete. Trim any long strips so that they match up with the overhang of the bottom crust. Pinch them together to seal, fold under and crimp as desired.
Bake according to your pie recipe instructions, and then enjoy your beautiful homemade pie! Looking for pie recipe inspiration? Have a look through the dozens in my recipe index, such as the sweet cherry pie pictured in this tutorial.
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