Instead of a pie recipe, let us try something more creative;
it’s about decorating a pie! But you don’t worry, this article will tell you
all about how to decorate a pie crust.
The hardest part: Finding the courage!
Anything has to start, to reach the finishing line! Finding
the right motivation and courage to bake a pie is the first step; once you are
confident you can start working with the pie dough, the toppings, and finally
the beautiful crust designs. Always use a pie crust that is of good quality. A
pie crust consists of 3 primary things, they are liquid, fat, and flour; the
ratio or the amount of each will make a big difference. The most important
thing to remember is that perfect pie will take time. So be patient and give it
When you finish baking the pie, it’s time to make it
gorgeous, and we are here to help you with that!
So let’s begin!
Creating a great crust takes more than you can think! But we
will make it easy for you. To get started, get a heap of filing inspiration –
from sweet and saucy fruits to classic veggie parcels and meat pies. After
rubbing all the flour and butter together, blink baking, and rolling, the time
comes when you turn your pie to something awesome and spectacular. Wondering
how to do that?
Here are some simple ways to decorate a pie crust.
1. Patchwork Pie
First, try rolling out the pie dough and then stamp out a
shape that you like. You can also try cutting the pie dough into different
shaped pieces. Next, you cover the pie’s top with the pie dough pieces, making
sure that you leave some gaps through which the fruits will bubble. You can try
using a leaf cutter and a flower for your pie and add pie dough balls to the
flowers’ center and make veins on its leaves with a knife.
2. Stamped Design
Start by rolling the pie dough on one well floured baking
parchment sheet, then use the biscuit cutter for stamping out different shapes.
You can try flower shapes, diamonds, little circles, or a heart cutter. Begin
brushing the edge of the pie with eggs and keep the lid of the pie dough on the
top. Finally, trim its edges with a scissor and decorate its rim in a way you
3. Midas touch
Carefully whisk the leftover egg white until frothy with a
fork, which is left after making the pie dough and use that to glaze your pie.
Your pie will have a golden decoration! If you want a more golden look, then
whisk in some caster sugar too!
4. Snazzy Edges
Here are some ideas that will make the edges of the pie look
Just squeeze the edge of the pie dough around your index
finger’s top, use the thumb, and another index finger. Continue working along
the sides of the pie dough and it will get a professionally beautiful fluted
You can press down on the pie dough’s top sheet with a fork
to get a very classic look. The Forked finish is simple and classy at the same
You can create depressions by pressing the edge of the pie
using the back of a spoon. It’s easy and less time-consuming.
You can plait three thin strips together and then place them
around the pie edges. Remember, this can appear fiddly and therefore, you
should try doing it in four sections and join them on the pie!
This is probably the easiest way to decorate a pie. You just
have to sprinkle granulated sugar on the edges. It will add pretty sparkly look
once the pie is baked.
Wrapping it up
Here’s a truth: The butter chunks that is often seen in the
dough is a good thing! The butter should not be mixed thoroughly. There’s an
explanation to it as well. When you are baking the crust, the water present in
butter transforms to steam, and the steam will create flakes in that dough. If
you over mix the butter in the pie dough, there will be no steam pockets, and
you will not have the delicious flakiness.
There you have it!
You can now make your pie a pie-fection with these decorating ideas. It’s time that your pie becomes the star of the evening!