My husband is a pie lover. I think most people enjoy pie. Even my gluten free friends enjoy pie with an alternative crust. I have yet to dabble in the gluten free decorative pie crust game but I think I will put that on my to-do list in the next few weeks. Recently I made some fun little apple pies with floral crusts. We didn't have an oven during Thanksgiving this past year because we moved into a new home that needed an upgrade. I really missed out on some baking fun, so I decided to make some fun little pies applying my avocado rose skills and they turned out so cute!
I used a larger side of a metal pastry tip to cut circles and cut them in half and arranged 7-8 of them in a fan with the round sides all facing up to form the petals. I rolled them into a spiral and viola, beautiful pie crust roses that are so much easier to make than they look. I also used some small lattice work and a heart shaped cutter for some other decor and braided some thinner strands. I think they turned out so cute!
My trick to baking them without them losing their shape, is making sure you chill the dough really well before baking. I also cover the pies with foil for half of the baking time to make sure they don't brown too quickly and burn. Trust me, they are as delicious as they are pretty! What do you think? Are you ready to make some pretty pies?
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Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.