The dough is the trickiest part of a pie. I was planning on saving time by using a pre-made refrigerated crust, but those crusts are made for a 9 inch pie plate and the pie plate I used is an 11 inch, so I ended up having to make a homemade crust anyway. I used this recipe by Paula Deen!
I was most thankful for help in the kitchen when I started on the lattice crust for the top of the pie. It was so nice to have an extra set of hands to help weave the dough together into the lattice pattern. Pinching the crust on the edge of the pie is one of my favorite parts of making pies!
We used an egg wash on top of the raw dough lattice to make the crust extra shiny after baking. I added a small heart in the middle of the pie because it was baked with so much love ;)