Wilton Apple Pie with Fringe Crust

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Apple Pie with Fringe Crust

Your favorite apple pie recipe deserves a fancy and frilly upgrade with this trendy twist on the traditional crust.

Make your own and share it using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make pie. Place the refrigerated pie crust in a pie pan prepared with vegetable pan spray. Or, if you are making your pie crust from scratch, in a bowl, stir 3 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt together. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut 1/2 pound (2 sticks) of cold butter into 1/4" pieces into flour until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add 8 tablespoons of cold water and stir until mixture holds together in large clumps. Add additional water tablespoon by tablespoon if the dough is still dry. Divide dough into two discs, cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour. Roll one pastry disc to a 14" circle, about 1/8" thick. Place in pie plate, pressing firmly into the sides and bottom of the pan. Trim level with edges of pie pan. Pour in two cans (or 42 oz.) of prepared pie filling.
  • 2
    Add fringe to crust. Position oven rack near the bottom of the oven and preheat to 400°F. Roll remaining pastry disc into 12" square. Cut into 2 in. wide strips. Cut each strip into fringe by making 1/4" wide horizontal cuts, leaving about 1/4" of the strip at the left intact. In bowl, beat an egg with 2 tablespoons water until well combined. Brush edge of bottom crust with mixture. Beginning at outer edge, position strips of fringe facing outwards all the way around the pie. Repeat with a second ring of fringe on top and slightly overlapping the first ring. Continue until top of pie is nearly covered. Reroll dough scraps. Using a 2-1/2" round cookie cutter, cut 1" circle. Cut circle into fringe by making 1/4" wide strips all the way around the circle, leaving the center 1" intact. Brush pie all over with egg mixture.
  • 3
    Bake pie. Bake 55-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool before serving. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.

    Makes about 8 servings.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons, Two Bowls, Pastry Blender or Two Forks, Plastic Wrap, Rolling Pin, 14" Pie Pan, 2-1/2" Round Cookie Cutter, Sharp Knife & Pastry Brush
  • •One 15 oz. Package of Refrigerated Pie Crust or Flour, Salt, Cold Butter & Cold Water
  • •Vegetable Pan Spray, Eggs & Apple Pie Filling