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How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

A raw peach pie with a lattice crust

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Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make a lattice pie crust topping. You’ll be a pro in no time! I hope you find this woven pie crust tutorial helpful.

Click here for the pie crust recipe used in this tutorial: Perfect flaky cream cheese pie crust.

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Click here for the the filling: peach pie recipe:

Peach Pie Recipe-25How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust:

1. Start by rolling out the first dough disk and line your pie dish with it. Keep the second dough disk refrigerated until you are ready to make your lattice top.

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2. Lightly flour your work surface (I use re-used the parchment paper as a work surface because the dough peels off easily. Now roll out the dough for your lattice top. For a 9″ pie dish, roll it out to about 12″ in Diameter. This one doesn’t have to be quite as wide as the bottom layer, but you want enough to go over your pie dishes rim.

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3. Cut the dough evenly into 1/2″ wide strips. A pizza cutter makes this job way easier and more precise. I ended up with about 15 decent strips.

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4. Spoon the filling into your prepared pie shell. This was a peach pie. Click here for the filling recipe.

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5. Loosely lay out 7 strips of dough, parallel to each other, with about 1/2″ space in between each, over the top of the pie. Note: choose your strips based on the diameter needed. Don’t put your longest strips on the outer edges and keep in mind you’ll also need long strips when making the perpendicular lattice strips.

6. Fold back every other strip. Place one long strip of dough down the center, perpendicular to the rest. Unfold the dough strips over this new strip. Next fold back the strips which are now running under the new strip and lay down a second strip of dough, keeping the spacing the same between the strips. Now unfold the strips again. Repeat step 5 until both sides of the pie are completed.

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6. Use Kitchen Shears (if you don’t have a good pair, invest in some. We use our Henckels Scissors ALL THE TIME!) to remove excess dough, leaving a small border so you can make a pretty border. Fold any excess dough up over the edge and crimp the dough with your fingers to get a nice seal.

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You are officially a pie weaving pro. If you get confused, revert back to the pictures. I hope this tutorial helped! Do you make any unique designs on your pies?

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A raw peach pie with a lattice crust
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a lattice pie crust topping. You'll be a pro in no time!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Keyword: Lattice Pie Crust
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert

Ingredients

  • Visit NatashasKitchen.com for the Pie Crust Recipe

Instructions

  1. Start by rolling out the first dough disk and line your pie dish with it. Keep the second dough disk refrigerated until you are ready to make your lattice top.
  2. Lightly flour your work surface (I use re-used the parchment paper as a work surface because the dough peels off easily. Now roll out the dough for your lattice top. For a 9" pie dish, roll it out to about 12" in Diameter. This one doesn't have to be quite as wide as the bottom layer, but you want enough to go over your pie dishes rim.
  3. Cut the dough evenly into 1/2" wide strips. A pizza cutter makes this job way easier and more precise. I ended up with about 15 decent strips.
  4. Spoon the filling into your prepared pie shell.
  5. Loosely lay out 7 strips of dough, parallel to each other, with about 1/2" space in between each, over the top of the pie. Note: choose your strips based on the diameter needed. Don't put your longest strips on the outer edges and keep in mind you'll also need long strips when making the perpendicular lattice strips.
  6. Fold back every other strip. Place one long strip of dough down the center, perpendicular to the rest. Unfold the dough strips over this new strip. Next fold back the strips which are now running under the new strip and lay down a second strip of dough, keeping the spacing the same between the strips. Now unfold the strips again. Repeat step 6 until both sides of the pie are completed.
  7. Use Kitchen Shears to remove excess dough, leaving a small border so you can make a pretty border. Fold any excess dough up over the edge and crimp the dough with your fingers to get a nice seal. You are officially a pie weaving pro. If you get confused, revert back to the pictures. I hope this tutorial helped!

Credits: I learned how to weave a pie crust from the best: the Joy of Cooking cookbook and through the visual tutorial on Simplyrecipes.com.

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Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • bridtget wood
    July 2, 2020

    Natasha, I need a mac and cheese recipe that taste like mac, cheese! can you help?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      Hi Bridget, sure. You can check out my Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe.

      Reply

      • bridtget wood
        July 3, 2020

        Thank you, I will look it up, I made that cherry pie and, the pie crust turned out great but the cherries, didn’t break down enough for me! still held there shape and the color was purple, not red like a cherry should be, other then that it was ok, a little disapointed. but thank you anyway. have a GREAT 4th Natasha.

        Reply

        • Natasha
          July 4, 2020

          Hi Bridtget, it could be the type of cherry. I have gotten some firmer, meatier cherries at the grocery store before.

          Reply

  • Andrea
    June 27, 2020

    Hi! How thick should the rolled out dough be? Thanks.

    Reply

  • Lucia
    June 21, 2020

    I love your blog. Your videos and the way you explain each step is great. Thank you. My pie dough came perfect and it was very easy to make.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      So great to hear that Lucia. Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • jan herlihy
    September 3, 2017

    I just wove my peach pie! Looks awesome! (have never done this in my 60 plus years on this planet!) I’m making and freezing for my upcoming wedding where we are having a PIE BAR instead of wedding cake. Friends and family are helping to make pies and I’m making a few myself.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2017

      I’m glad it turned out nicely! What a unique idea, PIE BAR, I love it!

      Reply

  • Mary
    April 16, 2016

    Great tutorial…you make it easy to follow your great photos! Will be trying this soon. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2016

      Thank you so much for pinning and for the great compliment. I really appreciate it 🙂

      Reply

  • marina
    September 1, 2013

    It would be nice if you would make this a video tutorial.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2013

      Oh, good idea. I’ll put it on my list of video ideas. Thanks 🙂

      Reply

  • Dasha
    August 31, 2013

    Beautiful pie and amazing technique! I always wondered how to achieve this basket weave look and your photos are super helpful! It looks so easy! 😉 Will definitely make a pie like that soon.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2013

      Glad to help :), let me know how it turns out.

      Reply

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