Weaving a Lattice
A lattice top, which adds visual interest to a pie, partially protects the filling, while the gaps in the weave allow steam to escape as the filling cooks. Here’s how to make a simple four-row lattice.
A woven lattice is one the prettiest looking ways to top a pie, and is especially good for juicy fruit and berry pies, where you want to have a crust on top, but you want the steam to be able to escape while it's baking. Though it may look fancy, it's easy to quickly make a lattice top when you follow this simple weaving technique.