How to Roll and Crimp Pie Dough: A Step-by-Step Guide
So you've made your dough and want to convert it into a pie. It's as easy as, well, pie.
Step 1: Get Ready to Roll
You'll need a clean surface (large cutting board is great). Take your dough out of the refrigerator a few minutes before you want to use it, and flour your surface.
Step 2: Softening the Dough
Pound down the dough with a rolling pin to soften it. Any kind of rolling pin will do. You'll want the dough about the same thickness all over.
Step 3: Creating the Perfect Pie Shell
Roll the dough from the center out but not over the edge. To keep the dough moving, toss a little flour underneath so it doesn't stick to the surface. Adjust the pressure as you roll until you have a circle rolled out that's 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick.
Step 4: Placing the Rolled Dough Over the Pin
Roll the dough carefully over the rolling pin ...
... and ease it into the pie plate.
Tip: Don't stretch the dough during this process or it might shrink when baked.