Hands down, my favorite part of making a pie is creating the crust design. There are so many different ways to make a beautiful and sophisticated pie crust without ever repeating the same design. I like to first scroll through Foodgawker and Instagram to brainstorm, then I combine different elements of the pie crusts that I like to create my own unique design.
One crucial part of this process it to have a solid pie dough recipe. You can use this recipe which I shared from Smitten Kitchen. Since I found this recipe it’s been the only recipe that I use for pie dough. It’s extremely reliable for the type of handling that you need to create these detailed designs, and the flavor & texture are everything that you’d want and expect from a pie crust.
I hope that this page will help inspire you! I’ll add more images as I create more pies.