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The Best Pie You’ll Ever Bake
Pie is so much more than a simple dessert: it’s the pure pleasure of a heavenly first bite, a dish steeped in rich culinary tradition and fond memories of grin-filled gatherings around the table. Join my Craftsy class, The Art of the Pie Crust, and begin your journey towards personal pie mastery with my expert guidance on ingredients, technique and presentation! A delicious pie can be an elusive prize, but you can count on my tried and true methods to deliver a crust so flaky and flavorful it makes for an unforgettable dessert. We’ll explore how to customize your pie crust using different fats, each of which has a unique preparation method and distinct benefits. Butter lends incredible flavor to your recipe, while the ultra-forgiving vegetable shortening is the best choice for beginners. My personal favorite is lard, which adds an amazing richness that can’t be replicated with any other ingredient.
Using our hands, a pastry cutter and a food processor, we’ll examine the various methods of mixing fresh dough for the best result. Plus, I’ll share the surprising uses for baking powder and apple cider vinegar that will save you time and hassle in the kitchen! Next, we’ll delve into do’s and don’ts for how to roll out your dough. I’ll show you how a pastry cloth can improve your rolling technique in an instant, and help you troubleshoot tough top layers and dough breakthroughs. We’ll prep for a tasty brown butter-maple yam pie by blind baking the crust, a useful step that prevents soggy pies or overly puffy dough. I’ll also guide you through thickeners, discussing which is best for delicate fruit fillings and which can muddy the flavors of your pie.
A pie that looks as good as it tastes is a true work of art, and I’ll show you how to add delectable decoration to your pastry creation using appliqués, washes, crimping, beautiful basket weave crusts and even sparkling sugar! You’ll bring together everything you learned as we make my Ultimate Apple Pie in the final lesson, a mouthwatering masterpiece that will showcase all of your new skills. Enroll today in The Art of the Pie Crust, and gain the kitchen confidence to create your own unique version of the perfect pie!
My love affair with pie began at an early age; I was so enamored with the delicious dessert that I requested a pie in place of my usual birthday cake — a tradition my family continued for years! My culinary journey has taken me through many thrilling adventures: opening Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles, authoring the celebrated cookbook “Cucina Fresca,” and founding the Pie-A-Day blog and competition for KCRW’s Good Food broadcast. Now in its fifth year, Pie-A-Day has become a pastry phenomenon, with our 2012 contest drawing 220 pies and more than 2,000 visitors. I’m so excited to share my passion for pie with the Craftsy community, and to interact with you during class! Don’t forget: your access to this course never expires, so whether you’re whipping up your first pie or your hundredth, you can always re-watch these helpful lessons.
Evan Kleiman | Craftsy Instructor
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