Classic Pies Made Easy (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 7 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 43m
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
Meet your instructor, food writer and cooking teacher Nancie McDermott. You’ll start with an overview of what you’ll learn over the course of this class, followed by some of Nancie’s best shortcut crusts that pack the maximum amount of deliciousness into the shortest amount of prep time. You’ll receive recipes and pro tips for crumb crusts and crusts made with vegetable oil, which are both ideal for pies that can be made in a pinch.
Traditional Crusts (27:00)
Discover the secrets for creating traditional crusts as Nancie explains tried-and-true methods for baking shortening- and lard-based crusts. You’ll learn the best mixing methods for consistent, predictable crusts as well as valuable techniques for rolling out your dough and storing leftovers. The result is a delicious, freshly baked crust that tastes like the recipe has been passed down through the ages!
Custard Pies (18:40)
Indulge your sweet tooth as you sample some — or all! — of Nancie’s decadent custard pies. Use the recipes supplied with each class to create delicious buttermilk and sweet potato pies, including a surprising and fun faux buttermilk recipe that will come to the rescue if “real” buttermilk isn’t within reach!
Chess Pie (16:28)
Whether you’ve grown up eating chess pie or you’ve never heard of it, you’re in for a treat. Nancie walks you through the ingredients and proper ratios to create the texture and taste of classic chess pies. Next, she shares a delicious recipe for a pecan pie variation, which is guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
Fruit Pies (29:25)
No pie class is complete without a fruit pie lesson! Learn Nancie’s methods to transform the rhubarb that’s flourishing in the garden into a gorgeous strawberry rhubarb pie. Discover an easy lattice top that takes the intimidation factor out of pie baking, and bake your pie to create a perfect flaky crust. Next, you’ll try your hand at a mouth-watering peach and blackberry cobbler that is sure to wow your friends and family.
Meringue Pies (29:04)
Add some “wow” factor to your next meal with a beautiful sky-high meringue pie. You’ll learn how to blind-bake the pie shell and add a silky butterscotch filling that balances savory and sweet flavors. Next, Nancie shows you how to whip up the perfect peaks of a fluffy, sculptural meringue.
Ice Box Pies (29:52)
Wrap up the class with Nancie’s favorite ice box pies, which are perfect for serving at the end of a hot summer day (or any other day, for that matter!). Try your hand at a piquant Key lime pie or Nancie’s classic strawberry ice box pie, perfecting your homemade whipped cream in the process. You’ll finish the class with a lineup of pies that will have your family and friends clamoring for more taste tests.
Nancie McDermott is a renowned cookbook author and instructor. She has served as contributing editor for Saveur and Edible Piedmont, and has written for numerous publications, including Fine Cooking, Food & Wine and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is also the author of 10 cookbooks, including Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, from Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan.
Bonus materials available after purchase
Classic Pies Made Easy - Recipes
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