There’s an art to creating a beautiful pie crust, and it
doesn’t have to be intimidating. If you’re looking to move
beyond a simple, basic crust this season, there are a host of
next-level pie crust design techniques out there to inspire your
creations. There’s really no reason you can’t master the basket
weave, the leafy border, or the fluted edge! Have fun with
these.
Pie Crust Design, These Pie Crust Masters Show you How it's Done

1. Pie Crusts Classics
Thomas Joseph shows us a nice range of pie crust design options –
a leaf border, a braid border, a honeycomb top (a favorite!), a
classic lattice top crust, and he makes it all look easy and
doable. Listen up for some of his helpful little tips as well like,
how to hide seams.

2. Harvest Leaf Pie Crusts
A really pretty video demonstrating a range of beautiful harvest
leaf pie designs. There’s the a mega-leaf pie (cool &
unusual!), and a couple of free-style approaches with medium
leaves. They all bake up beautifully!

3. Twenty Pie Crimping Techniques
Watch this one for the corkscrew crust, and Caesar’s crown.
Measuring spoon is brilliant as well, but I have to admit visibly
flinching at the pearl crust ;)…

4. Cookie Cutter Crusts
There is so much that could be said about this video, so many
questions I have! 😉 I like the way our Topless Baker friend uses
little fondant/cookie cutter flowers to accent his pie, and
he really goes for it. Double decker flowers and all! That part
kicks in around the 5:15 minute mark – I’ll tee it up for
you.

5. Hearts, Flowers, & Polka-dots
There’s a nice graphic sensibility to this collection of crusts.
And, the lace technique is new to me. I really love how the
ribbon-edged crust baked up – super inspiring! Trying to find the
original source video for this one and will update the link when I
do.

6. Nine Minutes of Pie Inspiration
There are some very strange pies in this one. But, perhaps there
will be something in the mix here that will inspire your own
creations in the coming months.

7. Savory Square Basketweave
I sort of love this square basket weave with the sesame sprinkle.
For when your basketweave game is strong.

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