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(3) Lattice Top: Continue until the lattice has been formed. Trim the overhanging strips so they are flush with the pie plate's edge. Using a fork, seal the strips to the edge.

In a food processor pulse together flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 10 times or until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and some of the butter is pea-size. (Alternately, combine in a bowl using a pastry blender or a fork.)

Tips for decorative pie crusts. Who doesn't love pie! Many pies are made with fruit, and some fruits such as strawberries and apples are loaded with pesticides and even antibiotics. Great place to go organic. Try organic flour and shortening also adding Salba Chia seeds to help control blood sugar. We just have to remember pie is a treat that has a lot of calories in each bite. When you do add it into your day, give up something else, and you won't have to lose later.

Apple pie cupcakes- made it with Butter supreme cake mix, less brown sugar, and a little cider.

Decorate Pastry and Pie Crusts with shells. *this link takes you to the country living site, but when you search the site, nothing comes up. I thought it was a cute idea, so I pinned it. Also a fun idea for salt dough and clay.

23 ways to make your pies more beautiful

Wouldn't it be great to put this on a pie and make a face on the pie? Maybe for some German holiday?

"Leave 3/4-inch overhang, clip into points with scissors and roll angled pieces into cornucopias."

The Perfect Pie Crust Recipe ~ A pie crust recipe that works perfectly for sweet and savory pies.