Welcome to Art of the Pie

Kate McDermott Art of the Pie
Kate McDermott Welcomes You to Art of the Pie! 

Kate McDermott will show you that making pie is easier than you think and as American as...well, Apple Pie!

Where to start? Well, if you are a well-seasoned pie maker or missed learning this time-honored skill when you were young, you will find some hints here.

Check out Kate's recipes, learn about the very popular Art of the Pie Workshops at Pie Cottage and her multi-day Pie Camps

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Kate's been baking just about all her life and is excited to share with you her knowledge, recipes and skills.

While you're here, enjoy learning about pie making, some pie history and trivia, and be sure to stop by Kate's blog, too, for tips, tricks, recipes and more.

There’s usually a pie on the kitchen counter at Art of the Pie so, come on in and pull up a chair, sit a while and enjoy a piece! 

And as Kate says, "Be Happy, Make Pie!"

Where to Get Leaf Lard

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Where to Get Leaf Lard It’s been a while since I’ve written about leaf lard so it’s time to rectify that. I think leaf lard just might be the magic elixir of pie making. It can take a really good pie crust recipe and make it world class exceptional. Pie makers have prized it for centuries and for good […]

Announcing Art of the Pie, the Book

Art of the Pie: A down to earth, homemade, practical guide to artisan pie making and life. From Countryman Press, 2016.

Announcing Art of the Pie, the Book March 14, 2015 is being called “Pi Day of the Century” as in the mathematical sequence for Pi that begins 3.1415926 and goes on forever. I’d like to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to announce to you that my very first book, Art of the Pie: A Down to Earth, Homemade, Practical […]

Whipped Coconut Cream

Whipped Coconut Cream is easy to work with and simply delicious, too.

Whipped Coconut Cream I’ve been looking for a dairy free substitute for whipping cream for a long time. I’d heard about using full fat coconut cream for what seems like forever but it wasn’t until yesterday that I gave it a try. My verdict? It is simply amazing! I used an Extra Thick & Rich Coconut Cream that […]