How to Make Pie Crust Shiny


Often a cook is not satisfied with just baking a pie but instead tries to make it more attractive to those who would eat it. Although there are many ways to dress up a pie, making it shiny from an egg wash is simple and quickly done. By applying a coat of egg wash to the crust before baking it, you too can produce a pie that is as appealing in looks as it is in taste.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 egg
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Whisk
  • Pastry brush
  • Pie
  • Crack the egg and separate the yolk from the white, allowing the egg white to fall into the bowl as you pass the yolk from one half of the shell to the other half. Alternately, crack the egg directly into a bowl and use the spoon to scoop up the yolk and remove it from the bowl, leaving the egg white.

  • Add 1 tbsp. of water to the egg white and mix thoroughly together with a whisk.

  • Dip your brush into the wash and lightly paint the paint crust. If your pie has a top, then you can give it an egg wash too.

  • Bake your pie according the recipe.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit cherry pie image by Leticia Wilson from
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Make Pumpkin Pie

    Made from fresh or canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie is the quintessential autumn treat. For a firmer pie, use just two eggs. For...

  • How to Make a Flaky Pie Crust

    Baking the perfect, flaky pie crust can seem intimidating, if not near-impossible. However, if you follow these simple steps and tips, you...

  • How to Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust

    This article contains a recipe for gluten-free pie crust as well as several tips for making a crust that won't break.

  • How to Make Puff Pastry

    Puff pastry is a staple in every master baker's repertoire, and is an important part of many mouth-watering recipes. Make this quick...

  • How to Make Peach Pie

    Homemade peach pie offers the tender sweetness of a golden summer day baked into a dessert. Whether served plain or a la...

  • How to Seal and Flute a Pie Crust

    Grandma always made it look easy. Whether you're a grandmother or still in high school, the art of pie making can seem...

  • How to Make Crust Filling for Pecan Pie Recipe

    Learn how to pa filling into crust for pecan pie in this free holiday dessert recipe video from a Thanksgiving dinner authority...

  • How to Make Apple Pie

    What's better than homemade apple pie? Not a lot of things. This is a dessert that you can serve year round and...

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!