How to Make a Lattice Top Pie Crust

A criss-cross Lattice Pie Crust makes a nice presentation and provides top crust without overpowering the pie.

It’s simple and easy!

Some pies, like Strawberry Rhubarb and Cherry, traditionally seem to feature a lattice top crust, but you can make a lattice top crust for any pie you like!

Cherry Pie, Lattice Top Crust
Cheery Cherry Pie with Lattice Top Crust

There are two ways to criss-cross the top crust.

The easiest is to roll the pie crust and cut it into long strips. Then simply place some strips going one direction and top them with those going the other direction.

Lattice Pie Crust Strips
Roll out the top crust and cut it into strips.

Alternatively, you can weave the top crust. Lightly place the strips going one direction on top of the pie and fold them back half way. Add strips the other direction one at a time, weaving them under and over the other strips.

This is more work and the strips sometimes break, but you can just squeeze them back together. Weaving them makes a bit more elegant presentation.

Weaving a Lattice Pie Crust
Weaving a Lattice Pie Crust

You can also buy a checkerboard form that acts like a big lattice cookie cutter and will cut the crust into a lattice pattern. This is not as elegant as a woven lattice crust, but the pie will taste just as good!