28 Comments

  1. Gloria Stone..

    Thank you so much for sharing how to make a lattice crust for a cherry pie ,have been trying different ways over the years with no success,I am almost 72 and finally thanks to you I have mastered it,,my children and grandchildren think some else did it till I showed them your tips..Goes to show you that you can teach an old dog new tricks..many thanks

  2. Gabby Jones

    Thank you so much for explaining how to make a lattice pie crust. I searched many recipes and yours is the first one that actually made sense and was easy to follow. My cherry pie looks like a professional pie! Thank you.

  3. Mellie

    Wow, these were instructions I could actually follow. My apple pie turned out perfect. Very easy to do now, thanks to you! Have a good day!

  4. Erica K

    First time making a lattice top pie and it came out great thanks to your instructions!

  5. Ma

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and simple description. this is the best and easiest way to make a lattice top. Of all the lattice top descriptions I have seen, this is the easiest to do and understand. Thanks loads!!

  6. Mary

    Thank you so much! This page helped my 13 year old son make his first homemade apple pie! Your pics were so much easier than trying to explain it myself! :)

  7. Susanne Katchko

    wow, thanks — no way could I have figured this out, myself. The mystery of how to form this crust was actually invading my dreams — kept trying to solve it!

    Relaxedly,
    Susanne

  8. manelle

    awesome!!! it worked so well!
    i love making pie,(especially apple!) and i usually make normal tops with sugar and egg whites but no special design. now i can do all sorts!!!
    i even added my own designs such as a flower,or a letter or word.
    i cant wait to try it again!

  9. Mimi Wan

    Thank you so much for wonderful instructions!!! We made a beautiful lattice pie based on your recipe! It was a family affair and we had a great time!

  10. noraili hasidin

    what is the purpose of putting the dough inside the refrigerater before cooking?

    You mean before rolling it out, or trying to make a lattice crust? Lightly chilled dough will be easier to handle. If it is too chilled, you won’t be able to easily roll it out. If it is too warm, the dough may be too sticky and may stretch too much when you work with it. ~Elise

  11. For JBR

    Well the bottom crust will at least still be great! The crust will shrink a little bit while baking so the lattice top on the pie is going to just be sitting on top, so the presentation isnt going to be splended by any means but it wont be a total failure either. At least people who will look at your pie will see the time consuming lattice work (without knowing your tricks)and realize that you just didnt have enough dough to tuck it all in and fold it all together on the edges. GOOD LUCK!

  12. JBR

    Darn! I just made this, but forget to do it longer than the actual pan & fold up. If anyone reads this within the next hour, any heads up if it will be problematic? Thanks, JBR.

  13. meg

    Thank you soo much! Im in a foods class right now, and tomorrow we have a practical test on making a lattice top (we’ve never done this before) and were not allowed to ask questions, so this really helps and the pics are really detailed

  14. Alex

    Thank you so much! I just made my first lattice crust on a boysenberry pie, and was so incredibly proud. :) The pictures helped me a lot!

  15. Meghna

    Hello Elise,
    Thank you so much posting this. I wanted to make the lattice top for a pie,but was withholding it because I thought it was so difficult. But your step by step instructions was really good that I never thought this was such fun and easy thing to do. Thanks once again for posting this.

  16. Ma-Ryssa Martin

    Thanks so much! I had to make an apple pie for a project and I use this. It was simple and easy! I am only 13 and you made it clear and simple for even me to understand! Thanks! :)

  17. John Deere Mom

    That’s awesome and just what I was looking for! Thank you so much!

  18. Lynne & Nia

    Thanks for your easy instructions on making a lattice top. My 11 yr old daughter decided to make a cherry pie. After careful consideration, she tried to bow out of making a lattice top as it looked difficult for her. I brought her in front of the computer and found your instructions. We did it step by step. As we neared the end, I asked her, “Now, it wasn’t as hard as you thought, huh?” The only thing extra we did was brush egg white for a lil’ glaze to it.

    Thank you so much for your directions. The pie looks fabulous.

  19. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I"m Hungry!"

    Thank you for these tips! I’ve never made lattice tops before, but want to try it for an apple pie this weekend. If it works out, it’ll be on my blog. ;)

  20. Stephanie

    Thanks for sharing your tips. This was my first time making a lattice crust. The step by step instruction were great. My customer is going to be very surpised.

  21. Lattice Novice

    Thank you. Your detailed instructions and clear photographs give me courage and confidence!

  22. Jon

    Hmmm.. been making lattice top pies for years but always the hard way (tucking each individual crust slice under then over then under and NOT rolling the crusts back!). I’ll have to give this a shot.. Thanks!

  23. Renee

    Wow, this is fantastic, and so easy!, Thanks!

  24. Trig

    All that work – and then the pie disappears in seconds! But it makes you feel good.

  25. joanne

    Lovely crust. Thank you for making it so easy. I now want to make a pie. My project for the next week.

  26. Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy

    Beautiful crust, and I’m amazed that you can get such great pictures while you’re doing everything step-by-step! Good reference.

  27. Kalyn

    I am duly impressed (she who has only made a couple of pies in her whole life, and never with lattice crust.) My grandma Peterson made the best pie and she used to do this, so it brings back great memories.

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