To pinch or press pastry or dough together using the fingers, a fork, or another utensil.


  1. Hand Pies for a Delicious Dessert on the Go

    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

    If you do, the filling will ooze out while you cook them. Brush a little water on the edges, fold the pastry in half, and crimp with a fork to seal. Following the recipe instructions, fry the pies over medium-low heat for about 8 minutes until golden

  2. Sweet Dessert Idea: Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

    Mon, 23 Jun 2014

    around the edges. Use your finger to lightly coat the edge of the dough with water, then fold the dough over onto itself. Crimp edges with a fork. Continue with the rest of the dough. Brush tops with lightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for

  3. How Iron Chef Cat Cora Feeds a Busy Family (Hint: It Includes Tacos!)

    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    cheese and one-fourth of the chili flakes. Fold over the other half of the dough to make a half moon. Roll the edges decoratively, or crimp to seal. Brush each with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Make Mornings Magical: Unicorn Pop-Tarts Recipe

    Sun, 9 Feb 2014

    Spread it where it makes sense (easy on the horn). Place the remaining unicorn head cutouts on top of the ones with jam. Crimp all four edges by hand... or with a fork to ensure that your filling won't ooze out. I also poked the top of each with

  2. Almond Tuiles with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Wed, 28 Nov 2012

    cookies) and roll it into a fat cylinder, gently curving the attached cookies like potato chips (I think: cannoli shells!). Crimp or secure the foil with a paper clip. When cool, unroll the foil carefully and remove the tuiles. Flat or curved, tuiles are

  3. Apple Slab Pie

    Tue, 25 Sep 2012

    over a 15×10 baking pan. Trim pastry to 1/2″ beyond edges of pan. Fold extra dough even with the edges and pinch or crimp if desired. In an extra large bowl, combine sugar, 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Add apples and toss gently to coat

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How To

  1. How to Make Pumpkin Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe at the very bottom of this page). Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edge as desired. For filling, in a medium bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add eggs. Beat