How to Make Lattice on a Pie

Learn how to make this classic weave, and tune in to Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship on Sundays at 9|8 c for more festive baking ideas.
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Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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A Step-by-Step Guide

How do you make those beautiful woven lattices you always see topping classic pies? There's a super-easy trick to it.

Step 1

Roll out your top crust to about the same size as your bottom crust …

Step 2

… and slice into strips.

Step 3

Lay a series of strips horizontally across the pie.

Step 4

Fold every other strip back halfway …

Step 5

… and lay a strip vertically next to the folded bits.

Step 6

Unfold all the strips …

Step 7

… and then fold back the ones that haven't been folded yet.

Step 8

Lay another strip vertically …

Step 9

… and unfold again.

Step 10

Fold the first ones again.

Step 11

Lay another strip vertically …

Step 12

 … and unfold. Then, keep going, "weaving the strips"…

Step 13

 … till the whole pie is covered.

Step 14

Snip off the excess.

Step 15

The end result is beautiful lattice.