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!"

My Irish Afghan

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My Irish Afghan My Irish afghan has been with me for over 35 years. It was handknit by Jeannie Hoeffer, a friend of both my mom and grand-mom, Geeg. I didn’t know Jeannie that well at all so, it was something of a surprise when my mom told me that leaning of my engagement, Jeannie, an avid […]

Spring Bud

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Spring Bud It’s not quite warm enough for me to keep the windows open all day long yet and tonight I set a fire in the wood stove after dinner instead of in the afternoon when the sun went down. It is starting to warm up at Pie Cottage and over the last few days the […]

The Hummy-Hum Oven Woes Part 2

If you are just tuning in, I’m in the middle of trying to get some satisfaction from an oven manufacturer about an annoying hum that a brand new oven I purchased less than 30 days ago is making. “The Hummy-Hum” is what I call the sound the control panel makes. You can read Part 1 […]