Little J has a pie party at school tomorrow and he is supposed to bring his favorite pie. He doesn't really care for pie, but loves to bake. He chose a pumpkin pie and we'll make that after school today.
I'm not Martha and Betty doesn't live here, so we're using a store bought crust and Little J will make the filling. However, I thought that I could make some fun things to decorate the top of the pie.
I made a small batch of pie dough by mixing 1/4 cup of Crisco, 1/2 cup flour, 1/8 cup cold water, and 1/4 tsp salt and adding flour until crumbly, but still forming a ball.
After rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters to stamp shapes, I crumpled up some foil to place under the leaves to give them a curled effect when baked.
A toothpick is great for adding details.
I used undiluted food coloring to paint the leaves fall colors.
Oak leaves, acorns, and of course a squirrel. (after baking)
Post update: Here is Little J's pie!