Colored Pie Crust Flowers & other decorations
All but one of these were made by Amy Bronee of familyfeedbag.com/...-apple-pie.html who is an excellent home maker and cook
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- prepared pie dough
- food colors (red, yellow, blue, green for the springtime flowers)
1INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SPRING TIME FLOWER PIE:
Make your pie and put top crust on... then place it in the fridge while you make the decorations.
2Using left over dough scraps from your pie -- separate into 4 lumps. Add a few drops of food coloring to each lump and thoroughly combine -- May need to add a little more flour to regain dough consistency (still need to not overwork -- the longer it is "worked" the more it needs to rest in the fridge or freezer)
3Wrap all 4 lumps in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 10 minutes -- then move to fridge and pull out individual colors as needed.
4Pulling out one color at a time, roll out crusts (flour the bottom rolling surface, cover the top with plastic wrap and roll gently -- this prevents white flour from changing the color of the dough on top and it won't stick to your rolling pin)
5Using cookie cutters, stencils, or free-hand with a knife -- cut out individual flower petals, centers, and leaves (see photo)(They don't have to be perfect!!)
6Cut slim "flower stems" into top crust of pie for venting and decorating
7Arrange flowers and leaves around the stem openings on the top pie crust. A drop of water on each piece should make them stick. If necessary, a tiny drop on the crust may help, too.
8After they are on the pie, using the back of a knife (the dull edge), score the petals and leaves for added depth (see photo)
9Refrigerate pie for 30 minutes if necessary
10Bake as usual.
11For full directions with pictures see: familyfeedbag.com/...-apple-pie.html