With Thanksgiving merely hours away, chances are you’re knee deep in butter & flour and Thanksgiving preparations of the most exciting kind right about now. And before you go ahead and put the finishing touches on those fabulous desserts of yours, allow us to re-introduce to you a few cute un-traditional pie toppers that are totally floating our boat. EIGHT of them, to be exact!
Are you excited? I know I am. Here’s where we break it all down and dig a little deeper!
Calligraphy will forever hold a special place in my heart. It’s timeless, chic, and super impressive to boot. As an alternative to this Love Pie, how about spelling out what can be found within (a la “apple” or “berry”) so your guests know exactly what they’re getting into!
While our brilliant DIYer freehanded this bad boy, unfortunately not all of us possess these qualities. Simply download a script-y font (we love Carolyna! And this free version is also pretty spot on) and you’re golden.
Lay your calligraphy template on top of your rolled out pie dough and, using a sharp knife, carefully cut around it.
Now, a herringbone pie isn’t exactly a classic, but seeing as this pattern is completely timeless, we’re thinking that should change immediately, if not sooner. Serve this beauty on a crisp white plate with a ruby red filling and you’ll instant become the hostess with the mostest.
This right here is the show-stopper. It’s unlike any other, looks uber fancy, and is super easy to boot (I promise!) Plus? The crust-lovers amongst your group will thank you as this beauty is loaded with the stuff.
Lay the triangles, slightly overlapping, any which way you chose. The best part of this one is that you literally cannot mess it up!
The trendiest pie there ever was, the youngins’ in the crowd will appreciate this one. With a few slices of the knife your pie will totally and completely match those toss cushions you recently picked up (every hostess’ dream, no?)
A take on the classic “over-under” pie crust we all know and love, this multi-width plaid version is a cleaner, more modern approach. Serve them in miniature ramekins with a big scoop of ice cream on the side for bonus points.
Slice your dough into uneven widths. Using an over-under pattern, lace your strips tightly together.
For the girliest of girls (that would be me!) this folded “ruffled” pie crust is just the ticket.
Leaving a 1″ long “tail”, fold the longest side over the 1″ “tail” at a slight angle.
For those of you who are looking for a pop of wow without all the hassle, this starburst variation is calling your name. Just a note, this guy works best with a brightly coloured pie so that little bit of sparkle can really shine.
Next, cut a thin line across the corners of the diamond. Continue making tiny slits until your starburst resembles your desired shape!
And last but most certainly not least, the minimalists amongst us may prefer this simple swiss dot. It’s easy, peasy and super impactful.
PS – If you feel like you’re seeing double, you’re not going crazy. We posted this run down last year (right here) but thought we’d dust it off for another go this year because we love it so! Happy pie making lovelies!
Photography: White Loft Studio