- Cut out decorative designs in the top crust with a sharp paring knife, reserving the scraps. Re-roll dough scraps and cut out decorative elements such as flowers and leaves.
Cut out decorative designs
with a paring knife.
- Brush top crust with milk. Place shapes on pie and bake according to recipe directions for a truly beautiful dessert.
Place shapes on pie.
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