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