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Lattice Top pie crust
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How to make a Lattice top for a pie

Follow these SIS (simple is smart) steps for creating a lattice top pie crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to, lattice top for a pie,, pie crust, piecrust lattice
Yield: 8
Cost: $3


  • pie plate


  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  • Make and roll out a pie crust click here for the recipe to a flaky delicious pie crust.
  • Use on crust for the bottom of your favorite fruit pie. Use the other crust to create a lattice top for your pie.
  • Cut the pie crust into 12 strips, 1/2 inch wide. Remove the 2 end strips. I make a mini piecrust cinnamon roll out of them.
    pie crust cut into strips
  • Step 1. Equally space 5 strips of pie crust on top of the pie.
  • Step 2. Fold back 2 strips as shown in the picture and place a strip of pie crust across the 3 remaining strips.
  • Step 3. Fold the 2 strips over the top of the last strip you put down. Then fold back the 3 strips that are under the strip you put down.
  • Step 4. Add a second strip crossways and fold down the 3 strips that are folded back and fold back the 2 strips that were under the strip you just put down. Add a short piece of crust and fold the last 2 strips over it.
  • Step 5. Create a lattice pattern on the other half of the pie using the same steps.
  • Cut off the excess crust and create a ruffled edging to the crust.
    Lattice Top pie crust
  • Your pie is now ready to bake. Don't forget to cover the edge midway through baking to keep it from getting too brown.
  • What can you do with all of the extra pie crust dough?   Gather it into a ball and roll it out into a circle.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Roll up like a log and cut into little mini cinnamon rolls
    pie crust cinnamon rolls



Sprinkle to top with sparkling sugar for a sparkly crunchy crust. 
The lattice top crust is perfect for fruit pies.  The juices create steam, and the lattice lets the steam easily escape.