Sometimes I use canned pie filling. There, I admit it.
When you want to practice your latticework, it’s just a lot easier to make your crust from scratch, pop open a can of filling, and focus on your lattice strips than it is to worry about peeling your fruit and such. Someday, I’m sure I’ll make a peach pie from scratch, but in the meantime, my can of Lucky Leaf pie filling worked very well.
This is my third lattice-topped pie, and I think it’s the best appearance-wise. I had two crusts left over from yesterday’s lemon meringue pie adventure, and I still have a bit of crust left over from making my lattice, which I might turn into pie crust rolls later.
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 can peach pie filling
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix cinnamon and pie filling; set aside.
Prepare pie crusts; line an 8-inch pie plate with one crust and reserve the second crust for the lattice top.
Roll out your second crust, then cut into 1 1/2 inch strips for the lattice. You’ll need 7 strips for this design.
Pour filling into pie dish; place four lattice strips on top. Fold back the first and third strips, then place another strip on your filling so it is perpendicular to the other strips. Fold back the strips so they cover the new strip, then repeat with remaining strips to form the lattice. If you’d like some video help, check out this tutorial from the folks at Southern Living magazine.
Fold the edges of your lattice strips over the edge of your bottom crust to seal. Gently press the tines of a fork into the crust vertically, then horizontally, all the way around your crust to create a crisscross design.
Place a pie guard or foil around the edge of your crust and bake for 25 minutes; remove pie guard and continue baking for 10 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack before serving.