How-to Make Pastry Cutouts for a Pie Crust

Pastry Cutouts are suitable for a single- or double-crust pie.

To make cutouts, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with 1-in. to 1-1/2-in. cookie cutters of desired shape. With a sharp knife, score designs (if desired) on cutouts.

For a single-crust pie, bake cutouts on an ungreased baking sheet at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool. Arrange over cooled filling on baked pie.

For a double-crust pie, brush bottom of each unbaked cutout with water and arrange over top crust of an unbaked pie. Press lightly to secure. Bake pie according to recipe.