Painted Pie Crust Decorations

12
Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

Saw this at Martha Stewart -- for this one, you don't work the color into the dough, you simply paint it on top!

This makes more delicate colors. Using an egg yolk, makes deeper colors -- using an egg white makes lighter colors -- depends on the effect you desire to create.

dreamers.marthastewart.com/...st-rim

Martha says: It makes any pie dazzle and creates a lot of conversation at dessert time.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1
egg yolk
3 or 4
cake decorating colors or regular food colors from the store will work fine. green. yellow. purple. red. orange.
1 or 2
plunger cookie cutters
1 or 2
paint brushes (sable would be the best, but any fine art brush should do)

How to Make Painted Pie Crust Decorations

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make cut outs from left over dough scraps. (roll them out, cut them with the plunger cookie cutter to get 3-D effect -- or can use any cookie cutter or stencil or free hand shapes which you then engrave with the back of a knife -- the dull edge.)
  • 2Break the yolk which you have placed in the middle of your plate, and mix a little of the colors into the yolk like an artist’s palette.
  • 3Brush one or more colors onto the raw dough leaves. Chill to firm them up a little. This will make it easier to press them onto the rim of the pie crust without losing the detail.
  • 4Flatten the rim of the pie crust and moisten it with water (wide brush is easiest). Press the leaves onto the shell rim. Fill shell with pie filling and bake according to recipe.
  • 5ALTERNATIVE: For a crimped edge shell (no top crust) without additional decoration Martha says she’ll bake individual leaves separately and place them on top of the baked pie or set one or two on the individual servings -- or on the scoop of ice cream or on top of a dollop of whipped cream.
  • 6To make baked shapes -- place on cookie sheet and bake 350 for 10-15 minutes -- until done. Then place on pie, or on individual servings, as desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Painted Pie Crust Decorations

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




Show 22 Comments & Reviews

Sweet Treats That'll Keep Your Kitchen Cool Recipe

Sweet Treats That'll Keep Your Kitchen Cool

Kitchen Crew

It's hot, really hot. In my neck of the woods it gets pretty warm in the summer, but this year Mother Nature is playing a cruel joke. Even though it's...

17 Summer-perfect Peach Pie Recipes

17 Summer-Perfect Peach Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Nothing is better than biting into a nice, juicy, sweet peach during a hot summer’s day...well...perhaps indulging in a slice (or 4) of homemade peach pie might top it. Check...

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We're planting a little seed about what you need to make this week... Try one of these 19 yummy raspberry recipes bursting with flavor!