How to make a lattice top pie crust

We thought lattice pie crusts required engineering or geometry skills, but it turns out all you really need is a ruler and nerves of steel ’til you get hang of it. Lauren Chattman from Pillsbury shows us the secret of how to make a gorgeous lattice top pie crust.

How to make a lattice pie crust traditional lattice weave:

1. First, let the refrigerated pie crust soften on the counter for 15 minutes, so that its easy to work with. Then roll it out onto the countertop. It shouldnt be sticky, so no flour is needed.

2. Using a ruler, mark off the crust every ½ inch to ¾ of an inch.

3. Using the ruler marks as a guide, cut the pie crust into strips with a pairing knife.

4. Starting from the outside of the sliced pie crust, pick up one strip (the shortest one) and lay it down across one edge of the pie. Selecting every other strip, place them across the pie in one direction with a 1/2 space between each strip.

5. Now for the weaving part: The next set of strips will be facing perpendicular to the first set. Again start at the edge, and as you lay it across the pie, lift every other strip from the first set so the new strip goes over and under every other one. Continue this over and under pattern as you lay down the remaining strips across the pie.

6. Finish off the crust by rolling the edge under. If there are any overhanging pieces from these strips, you tuck them right in.

7. To scallop the edges, push your index finger in between two other fingers.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

25 thoughts on “How to make a lattice top pie crust”

  1. Well, that is a good question…It really boils down to time and preference. We did use canned but a lot of people will only eat fresh and homemade from scratch. But here at Pillsbury we are all about saving time and making it yummy and easy! 😉

  2. infringes on my rights at decent lattice making….lattice requires weaving…this was just layed over the other….very lame….not genuine.


  3. Yes, you are right! There are several ways to weave but we were trying to show a way that would be easy for most people to follow along. Thanks for watching and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  4. Neither does Howdini, lol. Sure, it’s a method, but they seem to be making it harder than it needs to be. It looks like it would be easy to miss a row here or there this way.

  5. Oh that is GREAT! I’ll bet the Mixed berry was FANTASTIC! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! So glad that you gave this a try and that they worked out for you. 😉

  6. Oh gosh, you have so many choices! Apple is usually a safe bet, but then there is Strawberry, Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Peach oh, oh, oh, don’t forget about Cherry! 🙂 Take into account if you know for sure if someone does not like a certain kind or if there is a Food Allergy situation. Good Luck.

  7. What’s the best pie filling for when friends or family are visiting, but I don’t want it to be too formal? Thanks

  8. I’ve been wanting to make pie so I’m going to make from scratch apple pie for the first time! I want to make the traditional kind and im a visual person so seeing this helps tons! Thanx!

  9. So glad that you liked it! Yes, it is really easy and I am thrilled that you decided to give it a whirl! I’ll bet your family was impressed when they came over? 🙂

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