How to Monogram a Pie

Happy Summer. Happy School Year. Happy Willowday.

If you can bake a pie, you can Monogram a Pie. I can think up endless reasons why everyone should and could Monogram a Pie. Monogram a Pie for a party. Monogram a Pie as a fun project with your kids.  Follow me below for what you need to know to Monogram a Pie, too.

The fun is always in the details.

1600 Peach Piea_1As we transition back to the everyday world of school and work after a dreamy summer, I like to put love in the details. I’m not working towards perfection but,  love and imagination. Make your Monograms as perfectly or as imperfectly as you’d like but, do try!

What you need  to Monogram a Pie:

  • Pie with double-crust
  • Sharp cutting knife or Cookie Cutter
  • Pastry Brush
  • Milk
  • Sugar to sprinkle


  • Leave extra pie crust after creating a double-crusted pie.
  • Roll out appropriate sized crust for your monogram.
  • Using a cookie cutter or free-handing a letter; cut the monogram from the crust.
  • Place this monogram on top of your pie.
  • Lightly coat the top of the crust with a dusting of milk and a sprinkle of sugar.
  • Bake according to you pie recipe and enjoy!

If you use this idea to Monogram a Pie, I would absolutely love to see what you do with it.  Share your Pie Monogram on Facebook or Instagram with me (and others) and use the hashtag #willowdayproject

I always start the school year with a lot of alphabet – inspired baking + creating, like this:

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This week is a “half-beach and half-school + work week.” Oh, we’ve had a spectacular summer and I hope you’ve had a same. These pies and picnic blanket perfectly encapsulate both worlds with a small salute to reading and the fabric of our water-fill-ed summer.  I designed this picnic blanket fabric several year back inspired by my kids. I can’t dress the kids in these patterns anymore, but, it does remain a part of my picnic set. Sharing it here is both a piece of our everyday world and also another idea I wonder if you might enjoy too: have you ever thought to turn your kids summer artwork into a pillowcase? If you’re looking for a special project for your kids, use their illustrations to create fabric. Here’s an example and some more details of how I did this with one of our son’s drawing. (HERE) 

I’m so happy to hear from many of you who’ve used my little free Willowday Fun Food cookbook (for subscribers only) and to also see a summer surge of  “Willowday Unicorns, and Paper Lanterns.  Although, I’m off all summer, it was wonderful to receive your mails, meet you on Instagram through small shared bits and pieces from our travels between Sweden, France and the US; mostly in stories.

Thank you for joining me and thank you for spreading the word to make the world a happy place to raise happy, healthy, creative young movers and makers with me!  Willowday Wishes




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