Life of Pie

Anyone who knows me outside of the Internet knows that I love pie. LOVE PIE. And so when my friend Jenna suggested we take a pie-making class at Living Social’s event space taught by the owner of Dangerously Delicious Pies (my favorite!), I jumped at the chance. As it turned out, the class conflicted with Jenna’s flight home for Thanksgiving, so Alison joined me instead.

We spent tonight making chicken pot pie (which we baked there and brought home hot) and apple (which immediately went into the freezer for next week’s festivities). Though I’ve made many an apple pie, I’ve never made a meat pie, so that was interesting, and I did improve my crust-handling, so both my pies look fairly nice. (I suspect the fact that we did all-shortening crusts, rather than the butter/shortening combo I usually use made for a more flexible dough.) I’m intrigued to find out how the apple pie tastes — I usually go with a very basic filling of apples and cinnamon, whereas tonight’s pie adds brown sugar and butter into the mix.

Here are a few photos from the class — and I didn’t even get flour on my iPhone lens while shooting them. The case, on the other hand…

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Overall, the class was a lot of fun, and now I’m extra-excited for the soup-making class I’m taking in December!

6 thoughts on “Life of Pie

  1. Eileen November 17, 2012 / 1:07 am

    We need to do something like a week long trip to Italy or Paris or India and go to cooking school together for the week. This sounds super fun!

  2. sprite November 17, 2012 / 2:39 am

    Ah. That butter explains why DD’s apple pie isn’t vegan when so many of their others are.

  3. Mom November 17, 2012 / 8:52 am

    What fun!! A pot pie is a fab way to use up leftover stew.

    Julie, who does my hair, did a trip to Italy and took cooking classes at a villa there and she raved about the experience!

  4. Common Loon November 17, 2012 / 8:53 am

    What fun! What pie means to you is what soup is to me. I am soup-er excited for your next class!!!

  5. maryann November 17, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    Somehow missed your penchant for pie. Must give you the recipe for Sourcream apple pie sometime. Scrumptious!

  6. Mom November 17, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    @ Maryann — please do! HERE would be great 🙂

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