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Brush the top of the pie with a beaten egg right before baking. This will make a wonderful golden brown crust that is picture perfect. This gives a different look to your pies. Many people who make homemade pies dust the top with sugar. This idea doesnt hurt the pie and its not that it is wrong. It's just not the best choice. To have top quality pies that look like they have been created by a professional baker you should brush them with beaten egg prior to baking. You took the time to make it homemade not jazz it up and show off your talent.