For the decorative leaves, and acorns; Follow the link to purchase the 'FALL PIE CRUST CUTTERS' if you choose. If you do want to decorate the pie with the pie crust leaves and acorns, these cutters make it so easy to do. You simply roll out your crust on parchment paper to about 1/4 thick, and with the cutters, press the cutter down onto the crust, and then push the leaf, or acorn out with the little button on top, onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, until you have as many as you want. Bake the decorative leaves and acorns at 350 for about 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden in color. These burn really fast, so you have to watch them while in the oven. You can also sprinkle them with colored sugars, or cinnamon sugar before baking for a little extra touch. You can make a whole tray of these with the colored sugars or cinnamon sugar, or dip them in chocolate after baking for a pretty tray on your dessert table. Butter the leaves or acorns with melted butter when they come out of the oven if you don't sprinkle with sugars.
The Pie Filling recipe makes one 9 inch pie - double the recipe for 2 pies, triple it for 3.
The Crust recipe will make enough crust for 4 single rolled pies - the crust makes plenty to cut out the leaves and acorns to decorate your pie(s).
One pie serves 8