Perfecting the Pie Crust DVD


Item: W0307R


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!

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Class Sessions

Getting Started (13:33)
Meet Evan Kleiman and learn about the tools and ingredients needed to make the perfect pie.

Making Pie Dough (35:59)
Learn how to make perfect pie dough with butter, shortening or even lard, using a variety of methods.

Rolling Out the Dough (26:47)
Learn how to roll out your dough without overworking it, place it in your plate without tearing it and add the perfect crimped edge.

Blind-Baked Crust (19:41)
Partially bake a crust the right way and then fill it to make a delicious brown butter, maple and yam pie.

Thickeners (18:17)
Explore how using thickeners — flour, cornstarch, tapioca starch or ClearJel — can dramatically change the consistency and taste of your pie.

Pie Decorating (28:02)
Add a top crust to your pie and then decorate it with tantalizing baked appliqués. Then learn to make picture-perfect lattice tops.

The Ultimate Apple Pie (29:21)
Evan shares her recipe for mouthwatering double-crusted apple pie. Learn which apples, thickeners and spices to use, then bake it to perfection.

Your Instructor

Evan Kleiman
A culinary multitasker, Evan is a cookbook author, radio personality, podcast host, consultant, teacher and restaurateur. In 2009, she created the Pie-A-Day project, chronicling the baking of a different pie every day for the entire summer. The project concludes each summer in Los Angeles with a pie-baking contest that includes more than 280 entries and 2,000 attendees.


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