Everyone will want a slice.
There's nothing better than a homemade pie recipe to finish a special holiday meal. And while a more rustic sweet treat can still taste delicious, learning how to crimp pie crust will wow your guests and create a bakery-worthy dessert every time. Once you've found your favorite baking recipe (apple, pecan, pumpkin, banana cream, it's entirely up to you!), made the perfect flaky pie crust recipe, prepped your fillings and added them to a rolled crust, it's time to top off your creation. Learning how to shape pie crust edges turns any average recipe into a show-stopping tread, perfect for a Thanksgiving Dessert Spread, for after a delicious Christmas dinner, or to make any weeknight dinner extra special.
So how do you finish the edge of a pie crust?
There are plenty of techniques to utilize when you want to crimp a pie crust. We have three favorites that require pie crust crimper tools you already have on hand: A spoon and your fingers! And while it's not a necessary step to bake a delicious pie, learning how to flute pie crust adds extra elegance to your go-to Thanksgiving dessert recipe.