Kid Made: Lattice Pie Crust

Have a budding chef looking for a challenge? Put that kid to work making pie!A classic lattice crust takes a little practice, but the results are worth the effort!

Posted by Parent.co on Friday, August 12, 2016

 

Have a budding chef looking for a challenge? Put that kid to work making pie! A classic lattice crust takes a little practice, but the results are worth the effort! Use your favorite pastry recipe, or just bring home a few pre-made crusts from the store to get started. Follow the steps in this video and let your kiddo wow the family with a fancy summer dessert!

 Pie Crust Lattice

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

Bake  Time: 30-45 minutes, depending on your pie recipe  

Total time: 50-65  minutes

Ingredients:

  • Pre-made frozen pie crust, thawed and rolled out to 2 12-inch circles.

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400
  2. Transfer one rolled-out crust to a 9 inch pie plate, letting some crust overhang all around.
  3. Press the crust gently into the bottom of the pie plate, and trim the extra from the edges, making sure you leave enough to cover the edge completely.
  4. Fill with your desired pie filling.
  5. Lay the remaining dough circle on a lightly floured surface and use a butter knife to cut into 10 fairly even strips.
  6. Lay 5 strips vertically across the pie filling. Starting with the left side, fold alternating strips back half way.
  7. Lay one strip horizontally across the center of the pie.
  8. Fold the strips back down, and fold back the alternate strips.
  9. Lay another strip horizontally across the vertical strips.
  10. Fold the strips back down, and fold back alternate strips.
  11. Repeat until all strips are used, and a crosshatch pattern has formed.
  12. Beat one egg, and use a pastry brush to coat top crust.
  13. Bake pie according to your recipe.