with Evan Kleiman
The perfect pie crust is something of a work of art, not only visually but also technically. With Evan’s instruction, you will gain the skills necessary to conquer crust, the foundation for making luscious fruit pies or hearty savory pies. Evan also shares her decorating techniques, including crimping, creating appliqués and building beautiful lattice crusts. Straightforward instruction and Evan’s encouragement will make mastering this technique easy as pie!
Meet Evan Kleiman and learn about the tools and ingredients needed to make the perfect pie.
Learn how to make perfect pie dough with butter, shortening or even lard, using a variety of methods.
Learn how to roll out your dough without overworking it, place it in your plate without tearing it and add the perfect crimped edge.
Partially bake a crust the right way and then fill it to make a delicious brown butter, maple and yam pie.
Explore how using thickeners — flour, cornstarch, tapioca starch or ClearJel — can dramatically change the consistency and taste of your pie.
Add a top crust to your pie and then decorate it with tantalizing baked appliqués. Then learn to make picture-perfect lattice tops.
Evan shares her recipe for mouthwatering double-crusted apple pie. Learn which apples, thickeners and spices to use, then bake it to perfection.
"I found this class very good. I was amazed at how well the pastry turned out, even though some of the methods went completely against how I had been taught to make pastry in the past! Evan explains every stage in great detail and even makes sure to emphasize important points. All the stages are shown very clearly, so you have no doubt as to what your pastry should look like at that stage. Evan was extremely helpful and quick to answer. If you want to perfect your pastry making and demystify some of the steps, then this is the class to do. "