Colored Pie Crust Flowers & other decorations

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

When I saw these pie crust decorations I was really excited! Easy to make with a gorgeous, very impressive, presentation. With 15 to 20 minutes of fun work, you will really WOW your family, friends, and co-workers with these!!

All but one of these were made by Amy Bronee of familyfeedbag.com/...-apple-pie.html who is an excellent home maker and cook

Enjoy!!


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Bake

Ingredients

1
prepared pie dough
4
food colors (red, yellow, blue, green for the springtime flowers)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
INSTRUCTIONS 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.
2
Using 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)
3
Wrap 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.
4
Pulling 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)
5
Using 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!!)
6
Cut slim "flower stems" into top crust of pie for venting and decorating
7
Arrange 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.
8
After they are on the pie, using the back of a knife (the dull edge), score the petals and leaves for added depth (see photo)
9
Refrigerate pie for 30 minutes if necessary
10
Bake as usual.
11
For full directions with pictures see: familyfeedbag.com/...-apple-pie.html

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids