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How To Use A Lattice Pie Cutter

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Using a lattice pie cutter will save you time when creating a lattice pie top. It will also give your pies a professional look each time. If you want to create a lattice pie top for your pies or tarts and don’t fancy weaving it yourself. There is the option of using a lattice pie cutter to lattice your pies instead. There are two types of lattice pie cutters that you can use, which will be explained below. They can be brought at kitchenware stores or from online sites.
What you'll need: 
Pie base with filling
Pastry crust
Rolling pin
Lattice pie cutter
Knife (optional)
The lattice pie top cutter stamp: The lattice cutter stamp is usually made from plastic or metal and sometimes silicone. They come in a wide range of designs. The lattice design is the most popular design. But there are other designs like hearts, leaf, apples and Christmas tree design, which is useful for the Christmas season.
To use the lattice pie top cutter stamp, put the cutter down on a flat surface with the cutting side facing you. Take the pastry crust and flatten it a bit with your rolling pin. Place the pastry crust on the lattice cutter and roll out the pastry crust over it. Lift the pastry crust off the lattice cutter and place it over pie base with filling. You can cut off any excess pastry and seal the edges together. You also have the option of just rolling out the pastry crust and pressing the cutting side of the cutter into the pastry crust. Carefully lift up the lattice cutter. Take out the cut out shapes inside the pastry crust with a knife or fingers. Lift the patterned pastry crust and place over the pie base with filling. Trim off excess pastry and seal the edges.
The rolling lattice pie cutter: The rolling lattice pie cutter can be made from plastic or stainless steel with a wooden handle. These types of cutters will only create a criss-cross pattern, which will be an even lattice design over the pastry.
To use the rolling lattice pie cutter, roll out your pastry to the thickness you want with the rolling pin. Press the rolling cutter into the pastry crust and roll over the pastry crust. Carefully lift the lattice designed pastry crust and place over pie base with filling. Trim excess pastry edges and seal the edges by crimping if you want.
You can now bake the pie or store in the fridge until you are ready to bake it.
You can now lattice any pie easily and quickly. Your pies and tarts will look like they’ve been made by a master chef.


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