It's hard to make a classic pie look as good as it tastes (especially if it's anything like these pecan pie recipes), but if you want your holiday pastry to stand out from the dessert-buffet crowd, we have one suggestion: Put a braid on it. Think that's too hard? Guess again. Our friends at Bon Appétit prove this creative process is surprisingly simple.
That being said, we understand if braiding dough sounds a little intimidating. Sometimes braiding our own hair seems to require more hand-eye coordination and mental fastidiousness than solving the Rubik's Cube. However, we assure you that even baking beginners can follow these detailed instructions. Plus, the outcome is definitely worth the extra patience in the kitchen. A braided crust will elevate your go-to holiday dessert staple to a festive masterpiece. All you need are a few kitchen supplies and a crafty spirit. Happy baking!