How to Form a Double-Crust Pie

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[Video: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Whether you're using my Easy Pie Dough or Stella's Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough, the steps for rolling it and shaping it into a sealed double-crust pie are identical*: Roll the dough, fill it, cover it, trim it, crimp it, egg wash it, and bake it. Ta-da!

*Why might you pick one over the other? Glad you asked. Here's an explanation of the differences between the two doughs!

Okay, so it's not quite as simple as that—there are a few little tricks along the way, and learning them can make for a more successful, prettier crust. Hopefully the video above will lay it all out for you. (And while you're at it, you might as well make my apple pie filling!)


[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Making a single-crusted pie? Check out my step-by-step illustrated guide or Stella's video for more help.