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10 Pie Decorating Ideas You Need this Holiday Season

They're (almost) too pretty to eat.

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Seasonal Cutouts

Take your pie crust from “meh” to mesmerizing with the addition of cute cutouts. Specialty stamps work best, (like these) but you can also use plain ‘ol cookie cutters. Find more delicious recipes for pumpkin pie.
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Beautiful Border

You don’t need any fancy tools to give your pie a polished edge. Just press the tines of a common fork into the pastry, overlapping and alternating directions as you go. Try these other decorative pie crust ideas.
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Say What?

Plum’s the word of this pretty pie. Letter cookie cutters let your guests know exactly what they’re eating.
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Lovely Lattice

This one is almost too pretty to eat. Upgrade a traditional lattice with floral cutouts and a braided edge.Check out our secrets for homemade pie pastry.
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Oh. My. Ganache.

Chocolate ganache isn’t just for cakes. Pile (or drizzle) some atop your pie, then finish with a sprinkle of chopped nuts. And don’t miss our best chocolate + peanut butter desserts.
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Whipped Topping Stars

For a sweet yet simple design, fill a pastry bag fitted with a star tip attachment with whipped cream. Gently press cream onto the pie, then finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.
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Mountain o' Meringue

If you’re looking for a showstopper, this is it. I mean, honestly, who can resist a literal mountain of toasty meringue? Learn how to make meringue.
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Pretty Pattern

Don’t let a single scrap of pastry go to waste. This clever design cuts out circles from the inner part of the upper crust, then uses them to decorate the edges.
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Extra Crunchy

Give your pie a lil’ something extra with this crunchy topping. It tastes just like a macaroon! By the way, this is the difference between a macaroon and a macaron. 
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Super Swirls

Sure, you could serve a bowl of whipped topping with your pie. Or, you could pipe it directly atop the filling for an effortless but bold presentation.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
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