Welcome to Art of the Pie

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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!"

Mince Pie Part 2

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It was just before Pie Camp (Nov 2014) when I wrote about Mince Pie and promised to fill you in on the demonstration that Paola Thomas, friend, foodie, and photographer was to give us. And now 2014 has nearly come to an end and I have yet to fill you in on the wonderful session and how much we learned from […]

How to Refresh a Pie

Deck the Halls with Pie & Folly! Tra la la la laaaaa---la la la laaaaaa! 

How long will a pie last, and how do you refresh a pie are two questions I am asked weekly. So take a deep breath and read on for some of the longest run on sentences I’ve ever written! How Long Will a Pie Last? How long will a pie last? Well, that question is pretty open ended […]

The Day After

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The Day After Well, wasn’t that fun! Pie Cottage had a house full yesterday. Duncan, Robin, and I are a great team and yesterday was no exception. Between the three of us, a turkey, Brussel sprouts, delicata squash, cranberry sauce, green salad, and three pies (not four as I had planned)—Cranberry, Pecan, and a Tarte Tatin—graced a beautifully […]

Thanksgiving Day Pie Help 2014

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Every year, I post a series of links to recipes, suggestions, and hints for Thanksgiving Day Pie Help. My goal is that that you will find something in them to help to make your pie making experience easy and joyous. Sometimes, I think I should change my blog address and phone to CALL-PIE-1-1!