How to Make a Flower Pie Crust

Go beyond pie crust basics to make this unique petal-patterned pie.

  1. Using a paring knife, cut pie dough (find one recipe here) into strips of various size. A 2- or 3-inch round cookie cutter will make the center of the flower.

  2. Lay the strips on top of the pie, sporadically overlapping the strips. Top with the round center in the middle.

  3. Adhere strips together by dabbing with water, or brush egg wash over the finished pie.

  4. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake.