How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

Follow this step-by-step guide the next time you need an impressive pie top.

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe — 2016

Lattice Pie

Use the following steps to top your favorite pie. Read on for the how-to.

Photography by Ryan Liebe

Step 1

Roll out 1 disk of dough into a 12-inch round on a lightly floured surface; chill 30 minutes. Starting from the center, cut into 14 to 16 half-inch strips (you won't need the end pieces).

Photography by Andrew Purcell

Step 2

Tear off a large piece of parchment paper. Lay every other strip horizontally on the parchment, about 1/2 inch apart.

Step 3

Gently fold back every other strip halfway.

Step 4

Lay the longest remaining strip perpendicular to the strips on the parchment.

Step 5

Unfold the folded strips to cover the vertical strip.

Step 6

Fold back the strips on the parchment that were not folded before.

Step 7

Add another vertical strip. Continue to weave in 1 or 2 more strips, then repeat on the other side to make a full lattice. Slide the parchment onto a baking sheet; chill 30 minutes.

Step 8

Slide the lattice onto your pie. Trim the strips if needed, leaving a 1-inch overhang, then fold the overhanging dough under itself.