Beautiful Pie Crust Tips And Hacks

Fall is upon us and that means plenty of fruit just waiting to be turned into delicious desserts for the next few months. Preserves, ice cream, and of course, pies. The quintessential fall dessert, pies come in an infinite number of shapes and sizes and with an infinite number of fillings. From ubiquitous classics like apple to forgotten favorites like rhubarb custard, there’s a pie for everyone.

But it takes more than a tasty filling to make a good pie. You also need a killer crust. These ideas will help you get your crust game on point and really wow the next family gathering.

1. Simple but awesome, these tiny leaves turn your pie into an edible centerpiece.

The Story of Kat

Cookie cutters go a long way. 

2. Don’t forget to get creative. Leaves come in many varieties, after all.

Bella’s Banquet

And there’s lots of shapes and sizes to choose from. 

3. There’s always the old standby, the lovely lattice.

Sweet Dreams

After all, it’s a classic

4. But you can even spice that up a bit, with a herringbone pattern.

Style Me Pretty

It’s kind of like the lattice, but more modern


5. Or if you’re really ambitious, even an out-there spiralled design.

Recipe Tips

Don’t worry, it looks a lot harder than it is. 

6. Don’t forget the basics, like crimping your crust edges.

Better Homes & Gardens

It’s a simple way to add flair. 

7. But don’t stop there. This floral design is almost too pretty to eat.

A Taste of Home

The one is sure to impress guests. 

8. When cutting shapes for your crust, don’t forget you can use the leftovers, too.

King Arthur Flour

The fall leaves would work for this technique too. 

9. It’s a little extra work, but this braid will blow their minds.

Martha Stewart

It’s a simple, but unexpected twist. See what I did there? 


10. For a modern take, try this unusual idea.

Martha Stewart

It’s a little weird, but definitely memorable

11. And of course, shallow muffin tins make for great mini crusts.

She Wears Many Hats

One of the simplest, and most delicious. 

12. If you’re going for a solid-top pie, you can spruce that up with a doily pattern.

Wildwood Collective

The end result is simply stunning. 

13. But even open-top pies can get some love.

Hungry Happenings

This is perfect for the holidays

14. Tell the typography buff in your life how you really feel with a clever calligraphy crust.

Style Me Pretty

All you need is a sharp knife and your imagination.

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