Kids Floral Pie Project
Who doesn't love a good pie? Even better with this fun decorative crust made by our our resident Jr. Chef Rylan. The decorative floral pie crust is easy to make, kid friendly, kid tested, and a wonderful family project. Follow Rylan's process below and enjoy!
Pie dough (homemade or store bought, rolled out)
Pie filling of your choice
Any type of flower shaped cookie or fondant cutter
Take your rolled out pie dough and use a flower cutter of your choice to cut out flowers.
A 9" round disk of pie dough was used for this project, and using a 1.5" flower cutter, yielded enough flowers to cover the whole pie and extra to bake up for the middle flowers and to enjoy for a snack! :)
The process is simple, slightly over lap the flowers as your work your way around the crust. Give each flower a light push in the center of the petal to ensure the adhere to each other. We opted not to egg wash our flowers as we were staying egg free, but you certainly brush each flower with and egg wash.
Creating the Floral Crust
Cut out pie crust flowers
You can use any type of pie dough, homemade or frozen.
Use a cookie cutter
Use any type of floral cookie cutter to stamp out your pie crust flowers.
Release flower from cutter
Use a ball tool to push pie crust flower out of cutter.
Add fruit of your choice
Use your favorite fruit pie recipe (we used our blackberry cream pie). Place your fruit in a pie crust that you have pre-baked for 11 minutes. This will ensure the dough doesn't get soggy.
Make the pie filling
Mix pie filling of your choice. We used a heavy cream base for our pie.
Pour your cream filling over the fruit.
Be sure your liquid filling covers most of the fruit to ensure a delicious pie.
Place your pie crust flowers around the edge of the pie.
Push flower center to adhere dough to the crust. This will ensure it doesn't fall off during baking.
Bake up your pie and enjoy!
You can brush your dough with an egg wash if you choose, or just bake as-is and enjoy!