How to Make a Lattice Piecrust
A lattice piecrust is a beautiful way to show off jewel-like fruit filling inside the pie. Here's how to make this classic piecrust.
Few pies are more enticing than a cherry or raspberry pie with a lattice top where you can spot the brilliant red filling peeking through the grids of the pastry. Although any fruit pie may be topped with a lattice, cherry and berry fillings work best because the smaller size fruit creates a smooth surface, making it easier to lay the strips across.
Step 1: Roll out top crust pastry
The bottom crust of a lattice-topped pie is made with the same techniques as the bottom of a double-crust pie.
For the lattice top: roll out the remaining pastry to a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To ensure that the strips will be evenly thick, begin rolling from the center of the pastry and roll to the edge. Lift the rolling pin up as you reach the edges and roll in another direction starting from the center of the circle.