Video:Pie Crust Latticewith Gretchen Siegchrist
Weaving a pie crust lattice is simple, and the overall effect is gorgeous. Try this technique to top off a berry pie.See Transcript
Transcript:Pie Crust LatticeHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make a pie crust lattice.
This is a great way to top off a berry pie. It looks fancy, but is actually not that complicated to create.
Cut the Crust Into StripsYou will need to make a double crust. Place the bottom crust in the pie pan, and add the filling.
Now, roll out the top crust. Cut it into strips about 3/4 inch wide.
Crisscross the StripsWe will begin by taking two long strips and forming an "X" in the center of the pie. Now, take four shorter strips and lay them toward the edge of the pie, so that they are parallel with the first strips we put down.
So, we have an "X" in the middle, and then two along the outside, parallel with the middle strip. Take four more strips and place them in between the outer and innermost ones that we have.
Seal the Bottom and Top CrustsThis lattice is simple to create, and to the naked eye, it looks like it is woven. Trim off any crust hanging over the edge of the pie, and seal the bottom and top crusts together. Now your pie is ready to bake and enjoy.
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