How to weave a lattice pie crust

A buttery, show-stopping lattice crust takes pie over the top — making it an ultra-impressive dinner party dish.

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Rhubarb pie
Rhubarb pie.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

It’s easier than you think! Master the technique, and you’ll be weaving your way to show-stopping successes at all your summer dinner parties and barbecues. Learn how to weave a lattice pie crust in four easy steps, or watch the how-to video below.

How to weave a lattice pie crust
How to weave a lattice pie crust, step 1.
Photo, Sian Richards.

 

1. Lay 6 pastry strips vertically across pie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to weave a lattice pie crust
How to weave a lattice pie crust, step 2.
Photo, Sian Richards.

 

2. Fold back every other strip, then lay a new strip horizontally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to weave a lattice pie crust
How to weave a lattice pie crust, step 3.
Photo, Sian Richards.

 

3. Straighten folded strips back across pie. Fold back alternate strips, then place a new strip horizontally above the first one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to weave a lattice pie crust
How to weave a lattice pie crust, step 4.
Photo, Sian Richards.

 

4. Repeat until pie is completely covered. Fold overhanging pastry over lattice strips to seal, and crimp edges inside the pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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