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How to Make a Pie with a Lattice Top

Try our shortcuts for a no-fail lattice-top pie crust. You’ll love the pretty decorative finish, and your pie recipe is sure to become a favorite.

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I'm Sue with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. The look of a woven lattice top pie crust is stunning but with our secrets to success, you can get a similar look with just a few easy shortcuts. Let me show you what I mean. Line a pie plate with the bottom crust and pour in your filling. Roll out more dough to about 1/8-inch thick and cut it into strips about half an inch wide. Place half of the pastry strips over the filling parallel to each other about one inch apart. Place the remaining strips at one inch intervals perpendicular to the first strips. Finally, trim the ends and fold under. Doesn't that look great? Now, you can see how easy it is to dress up any fruit up with a quick to make lattice top at Better Homes and Gardens Secrets to Success.