Assemble a Prefab Lattice

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For a lattice crust -- Roll out one disk of dough as for a one-crust pie and line a 9-inch pie pan, leaving the excess hanging over the sides. Cover loosely with plastic while you roll out the other disk between parchment into a rectangle that's slightly larger than 14x9 inches. Remove the top sheet of parchment. Trim the dough to an exact 14x9-inch rectangle. Cut 12 strips that are 14 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. If the dough gets soft, slide the parchment and dough onto a baking sheet and chill briefly before continuing. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange 6 strips horizontally, setting them 3/4 inch apart; these will be the "bottom" strips. Set the rest aside on a separate piece of parchment; these will be the "top" strips. Make the lattice following the technique shown below. If the dough warms up as you work, chill it briefly in the refrigerator.