Once you’ve mastered the basic method for crimping a pie crust, you can start experimenting with more decorative edges. In this video, you'll learn how to make three different decorative edges for your pie crusts: one with big wide scallops, one that looks like a twisted rope, and one that looks like a shaft of wheat, an especially nice touch for Thanksgiving pies. You can create any of these edges in less than 5 minutes, and none of the edges require any special equipment beyond a pair of kitchen shears. ________________________________________________________________
Thanksgiving HeadquartersVisit The Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner for more holiday how-to and hundreds of recipes for pie, turkey, and sides. Also, check out Baker's Central for more recipes, videos, and a free downloadable baker's guide.
More Pie Tips & TricksFor more information on how how to bake perfect pies, watch the sneak peek of the Fine Cooking Culinary School Video Series: Pies & Tarts with Abby Johnson Dodge.
Videography by Gary Junken and Mike Dobsevage; editing by Cari Delahanty