How to Roll and Crimp Pie Dough: A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these easy steps for success every time you roll and crimp pie dough.

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.


Next Up

How to Make Pie Crust

Keep calm and "roll" with it.

Carla's Pie Crust Hacks Will Save My Holiday Desserts

I learned it all from the Food Network Kitchen app!

How to Make Pie Crust: A Step-by-Step Guide

Homemade pie dough requires just a handful of ingredients. Make your own pie crust with this how-to from Food Network.

Freeze Pie Crust

Curious if you can make pie crust ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and store it in the freezer? Food Network has the answer.

The Perfect Pie Crust

Learn the how-tos for making different pie crusts with this handy guide.

How to Make Pie Crust

Learn the basics and advanced cooking techniques from Food Network with how-to advice on everything from cooking or carving a turkey to grilling corn.

Make and Freeze Pie Dough — Thanksgiving Tip of the Day

If you're using homemade pie crusts, make the dough now and freeze it in freezer bags for Thanksgiving.

How Do You Like Your Peanut Butter Pie?

With chocolate crust, graham cracker crust, ice cream or cream cheese-peanut butter filling? (There's no wrong answer, really.)

Latest Stories

Related Pages