25+ Creative Pie Crusts that Turn the Dessert into a Delicious Work of Art

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Blueberry Pie by Jo Harrington

The best holidays revolve around food, and the very best feature dessert as the centerpiece of the day. On March 14—also known as 3.14—there’s a celebration for Pi, the mathematical constant that just happens to be approximated as 3.14. Since “Pi” is pronounced like “pie,” people honor the homophone by baking the delicious dessert. When assembling a pie for festivities like this, many go with the tried-and-true method of covering the filling with a thin layer of rolled dough. But, it seems like just as many brave bakers are crafting creative pie crusts that look too good to eat (almost).

In conventional pie construction, the lattice pattern (aka crisscrossing strips of dough) is another go-to design for filling cover. Some bakers use it as a starting point for their edible creations and vary the width of the strips for visual excitement. Often, they’ll add braided dough or small leaf patterns for extra pizzazz. Other bakers experiment with intricate cutouts, like the mandala design seen on Kitchen Heals Soul’s maple apple pie. (They used a special pie top cutter to do this.)

Our most favorite creative pie crusts, though, revolve around letters. Jo Harrington implores us to eat more pie (with pleasure!), and Marko Josipović went Pi Day meta with his ode to math. Here, the Greek symbol is cut out from the rolled-dough top and surrounded by the famous 3.14.

Prepare to be hungry with over 25 creative pie crusts!

Pi Pie by Megpi

Pi Pie by Megpi

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Easy As… by Christine Kawaskai-Chan

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Strawberry Pie by Jo Harrington

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Jennifer Emilson

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Triple Berry Pie by The Kitchen McCabe

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Stenciled Pie Crusts by Designer Stencils

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Apple Cheddar Pie by Baking the Goods

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Blueberry Pie by Marko Josipović

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Rosy Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie by The Kitchen McCabe

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Peach Pie by A Beautiful Mess

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Leaf Pie by The Story of Kat

Pi Day baking pie crusts Caramel Apple Pie by Kayley McCabe

Caramel Apple Pie by Kayley McCabe

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Hungry Rabbit

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Hungry Rabbit

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Peach Pie Tree by Christine McConnell

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Cranberry Pear Pie by Savoring Spoon

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Honeycomb Pattern Pie by Martha Stewart

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Braid Pie Crust by Kate Wood

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Blueberry Pie by La Chica de la Casa de Caramello

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Blueberry Pie with a Herringbone Crust by Stella Parks
Vicky Wasik

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Tudor Rose Pie by Jo Harrington

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Maple Apple Pie by Kitchen Heals Soul

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Strawberry Plum Lattice Pie by Curly Girl Kitchen

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Pi Day Lattice Crust by @elleventy

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