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10 Fall Pie Crust Designs

Happy fall y’all! Pie season is officially here. (I personally think it’s pie season, year round…but that’s just me).

If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of pie in your future. Between apple picking, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving—your oven is about to be in overdrive.

Which means you need insta-worthy pie crust ideas…naturally. Take a peak at a few of my favorite autumn inspired pie crusts. Hap-pie baking.

For these fun crust designs, you’ll find a few tools very handy:

Fall Banner

Throw some leaves and pumpkins on your pie and top it with an adorable fall banner.

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via @acarriedaffairdesigns

 

Don’t Stop Be-leaf-in’

No such thing as too many leaves. All you need is a bit of patience and a lot of pie crust dough.

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via @thepieblog

 

Watercolored Fall Leaves

Use a bit of watercoloring (aka food coloring) to add fall colors to your pie crust.

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via @mariesaba

 

Hap-pie Thankgiving

Puns on pie are always a good idea. Letter cutouts are essential, unless you have the hands of a surgeon.

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via @thepieblog

 

Pumpkin Toppers

Pumpkin pie may not have a top crust, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a few embellishments. I love these with leaves, pumpkins, and cranberry decorations.

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via @fortyninefigs

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via @thepieblog

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via Sally’s Baking Addiction 

 

Mini Fall Pies

Make your mini pies even more adorable with a big leaf and a tiny braid.

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via @jojoromancer

 

Hope you feel inspired! There’s more where that came from. Follow @thepieblog on instagram for all the essential pie tips and inspiration this pie season.

 

 

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7 Valentine’s Day Pie Crust Ideas

Everyone knows I’m a fan of fun pie crust designs. So naturally I’ve been stocking up on Valentine’s Day pie ideas for weeks.

Break out your heart-shaped cutouts because I’ve found some of the most creative, Cupid-approved pie crust ideas our there. Here are my favorites:

Go Heart Crazy

Pro-tip: Crust is easier to cut when slightly frozen (it’s sturdier!)

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Roses are Red, Pie is Tasty

And this one is drop-dead-gorgeous

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via The Kitchen McCabe

Get Sassy

The pun-ier, the better

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8 Drool-Worthy Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Instagram is a beautiful place. In under 30 seconds I can see puppies tubing on a lake laugh at a spot-on meme, and drool over delicious baking.

To help you out with that last one, here are the 8 best baking instagram accounts out there.

PSA: If you weren’t hungry already, you will be now.

8. Molly Yeh | @mollyyeh

Her pics are seriously beautiful. She sure knows how to frost some drop-dead gorgeous flowers.

7. Baking it Happen | @bakingithappen

Who knew doodles and baked goods went together so well? It’s adorable and I love it.

6. taartwork | @taartwork

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The witty messages on these treats will surely put a smile on your face.

5. Alex Roberts | @kealro

First, he’s a fellow Alex. People with the name Alex are arguably the most awesome. Second, he makes some killer emoji macaroons. Sometimes you just need an eye roll cookie in your life.

4. Jo Harrington | @jojoromancer

Jo has an uncanny ability to make literal masterpieces with pie dough. It’s outstanding.

3. Samantha | @elleventy

She makes some adorable cookies…how could you possible eat those. Too darn cute.

2. Drake on Cake | @drakeoncake

If you haven’t heard of Drake on Cake, you might be living under a rock. But that’s okay, because now you can spend 10 minutes scrolling through these hilarious cakes. You’re welcome. Joy the Baker is the genius behind these, and she deserves a round of applause for her brilliancy.

1. Pies Before Guys | @thepieblog

Duh…

 

 

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5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

To quote my British coworker, “that American holiday is next week, right? …what’s it called again?” Apparently “the 4th of July” is a tough one to remember 😂

If you can remember the name or not, it’s right around the corner. Time to break out your American flag tank and whip up a red, white, and blue pie.

For those of you in the mood to be adventurous overachievers—I’ve scoured the internet for the best patriotic pie ideas. Dust off your star-shaped cutouts and get to work.

1. Seeing Stars
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via The Recipe Critic

2. Red, White, and Berries

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via Simply Recipes

3. Star Spangled Slab

Patriotic Pies - Star Spangeled Slab pie
via Wife Mama Foodie

4. Mini Stars

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via eHow

5. American Flag

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Last but not least, one of my favorite pies of all time. And I promise it’ll be a show stopper at any BBQ.

Fine more red, white, and blue pie ideas on our Pinterest board →5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

Friendsgiving Essentials

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We can all agree that the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is TWO Thanksgiving dinners. So this week as everyone gets their to-do lists organized, we shall toast to the genius who created Friendsgiving.

Obviously the critical question on your Friendsgiving to-do list is: what pie am I making!? I would be seriously offended if that wasn’t your first priority.

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But people also get hungry for non-pie foods (weird…), and thirsty for things that are not pie shakes (strange…), and they want to take instagram worthy pics (gosh humans are needy). So I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Friendsgiving essentials for the overachiever in all of us.

Time to roll out the fat pants.

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Fill your plate

Friends don’t let friends get hangry.

  • The real reason I need fat pants is stuffing. If it was acceptable I’d probably eat an entire meal of the glorious dish. WOW your friends with this drool-worthy wild mushroom stuffing
  • No one says no to bacon—except maybe your one vegetarian friend—but that just means more bacon for you. Check veggies off your list with these bacon brussels sprouts. Yes, you do need these in your life right now.

Fill your glass

Drinks worthy of a toast.

Fill your already full guests

No one will judge if you eat dessert first.

Fill your camera roll

If you didn’t instagram, did it really happen?

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  • No matter which pie you choose, go all out with your pie crust: add some leaf cutouts, put something witty on top, craft a mind-blowing turkey out of dough…whatever floats your boat. Cue the impressed insta stories.
  • Note to self, take cute pics before your second helping of stuffing. Regardless, a cute banner takes your friendsgiving to the next level. Head to your nearest craft store and get to work. Stickers and pre-cut paper are your friend–or you can be a lunatic like me and cut scrapbook paper into the shape of leaves by hand (I don’t recommend it 😆).

Cheers to an epic Friendsgiving!

10 Decorative Pie Crust Ideas

We all know the importance of inner beauty…but I think every pie should have a touch of outer beauty too. Who doesn’t want to make a good first impression?

Now, I’ve had my fair share of delicious pies hidden in plain old pie crust, but there’s something special about a pretty pie. Plus they’re a hit on instagram/snapchat/your-social-media-of-choice.

The options are endless so I’ve compiled a few creative ideas to get the inspirational juices flowing. Take a peek at my favorite decorative pie crust designs:

1. Braided Crust

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You will need an entire extra recipe of dough for this beauty, but trust me–it’s worth it! I spent what felt like forever making this for Abby’s birthday pie, but Bon Appétit’s tutorial was a total savior.

2. Zig Zag Pie

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This crust design works great for juicy berry pies and is honestly so easy.

3. Say it With Crust

There are endless options when it comes to adding puns to your pie. But here’s my pro-tip: get some letter cutters. Biggest. Time. Saver.

4. Fall Leaves Crust

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This beauty is a perfect design for all your fall pies. Goes great with a pumpkin spice latte #basic

5. DIY Pie Stencils

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How cool is this? Studio DIY thought of another fun way to add a few puns to your pie.

6. Crimped Edges

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It’s a little touch that adds some pizzaz to your pie. Just crimp with your thumb and forefingers.

7. Patriotic Flag Pie

I promise this jaw-dropping impressive crust is easier than it looks. It will make you the life of every summer BBQ and get you a record number of insta likes.

8. Unique Lattice

Alternating between thin and thick lattice strips makes for a fun unique twist on the traditional crust topper. I’ll be honest the thin strips are definitely more difficult to work with, but just keep them really cold.

9. Floating Lattice

Take another spin on a traditional lattice with what @jojoromancer calls “floating” lattice. Plus that heart crust edging is adorable.

10. DIY Banners

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Tap into your crafty side and add a banner. Plus side–no fancy crust technique needed!

I’m always on the hunt for new crust ideas, stay tuned for more on our Crust-Haves pinterest board.

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