Online Class

Perfecting the Pie Crust


Light and flaky crusts, the foundation of perfect pies, are within your reach with the help of chef and pie expert Evan Kleiman.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Evan Kleiman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet Evan Kleiman and learn about the tools and ingredients needed to make the perfect pie.
2. Making Pie Dough
3. Rolling Out the Dough
4. Blind-Baked Crust
5. Thickeners
6. Pie Decorating
7. The Ultimate Apple Pie

Taught by

Evan Kleiman
Evan Kleiman
A “culinary multitasker,” Evan is a cookbook author (Cucina Fresca, Pasta Fresca, et al.), radio and podcast host (“Good Food”), consultant, teacher and restaurateur. In 2009, Evan created the Pie-A-Day project, chronicling the baking of a different pie every day for the entire summer. Now in its fifth year, the project concludes each summer with a pie-baking contest in Los Angeles that includes over 280 entries and 2,000 attendees.
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