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8 Unique + Homemade Pie Crust Designs

Take your baking to the next level with these easy and unconventional from-scratch pie crust toppers. From calligraphy to edgy starburst designs, you'll have guests begging for your local baker's number. (Wink!)
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One-of-a-Kind Pie Crust Designs

You don't have to be a professional baker to whip up these professional-looking pie crust designs. Try out one of our eight ideas for any year-round celebration.

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Calligraphy Pie Crust

Type up the word of your choosing, print it out and carefully cut around all the nooks and crannies. Lay your calligraphy template on top of your rolled-out pie dough and, using a sharp knife, carefully cut around it. Transfer your masterpiece onto your pie and bake as directed.

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Herringbone Pie Crust

Start by cutting out 1-by-1/2-inch rectangles. Pinch and round the top and bottom corners together. Beginning at the edge of your pie, lay the pieces down at a slight angle. Continue with the next row by mirroring the angle. Repeat until fabulousness ensues!

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Ruffled Pie Crust

Slice your dough into 2-inch wide strips. Leaving a 1-inch-long "tail," fold the longest side over the "tail" at a slight angle. Using the same proportion and opposite angle, fold the longer part of the dough back over. Repeat until you have a line of ruffles. Place each line of ruffles on top of your pie so that each is abut to the next.

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