This is an easy way to make a beautiful pie! I know this because I made it with 2 babies,one on each leg, hanging on me whining! Thankfully daddy took them out back for 15 minutes so I could finish up, but from start to finish it only took about 30 min.
I had seen some “leaf” decorated pies in magazines but they all required that I go and buy a special cookie press. I wanted to get that same look using what I already had. So I dug out this holly cookie cutter from my childhood that my mom passed down to me.
I laid out the leaves started on the outer edge and just built them up in three rows until the center. In the middle I used a little leftover crust to form 5 holly berries and stuck them on top.
*One quick tip: use a large piece on foil and lay across the top of the pie VERY loosely. Make sure it is just resting over it, not cover it. it will help the crust to not burn but will not inhibit the baking of the pie. ENJOY!