Watch the Savory Thanksgiving Dinner Pies Replay Now

This past Sunday I hosted a live streaming event from my home kitchen, a class on incorporating your Thanksgiving leftovers into savory dinner pies. Thought these might come in handy, what with holiday guests coming and all. I had a great time doing this event. It’s a little scary working without a script because you […]

Live Baking Class this Sunday – and It’s FREE

So you have Thanksgiving leftovers – the gravy, the brussels sprouts, corn, greens, all the usual suspects. What are your plans for them? You could do the usual and just let everyone have at ’em, as is, on Thanksgiving weekend. Yawn… OR…you could orchestrate a rousing encore performance, and turn them into a scrumptious pot […]

Our 5th Annual Lowcountry Pie Getaway Photo Album

This past weekend, October 12th, 13th, and 14th, The Pie Academy held our signature event in Charleston, S.C., everyone’s favorite southern city even those who’ve never been. This is, of course, the big reason we hold our Getaway in Charleston: there’s no place quite like it. Charleston is America’s collective hometown. It has an ineffable […]

The Ultimate Pie Troubleshooting Guide

For those of you who missed it, I recently wrote an article for Fine Cooking magazine that began like so: This might ruffle some feathers, but I have a bone to pick with whoever coined the expression “as easy as pie.” As a pie instructor, the author of four pie cookbooks, and the dean of […]

Apple and Pear Pie with Hot Pepper Jelly

I had a bubbly email this week from a Pie Academy member about a recipe of mine that I hadn’t thought of in eons. This happens periodically. Someone will reach out and mention a recipe, an article, or something else I wrote about years ago, and jog my memory. I always welcome these reminders, unless […]

Our New Video Course – GREAT AMERICAN CREAM PIES – Is Live

It’s a really big day here at The Pie Academy. After months of planning and production, our new video course is live. In a recent survey, you – our Pie Academy members – told me that you adore cream pies (evidently as much as I do) and you’d love to see a video course all […]

Crème Fraîche Corn Quiche

This is not the first fresh corn pie recipe you’ve seen here at The Pie Academy and it probably won’t be the last, though, sadly, it will be the last for 2018. Sigh… Forgive me for sulking, but it’s a measure of my love for fresh corn that I can bemoan the passing of corn […]

Fresh Peach and Cherry Pie

Like so many well-meaning cooks today, I spend my share of time clicking on and collecting recipes I fancy I’ll make one day. Cooking-wise, the online-curator me is a lot more impressive and adventurous than the actual me, a reality gap, they tell me, not uncommon to online dating sites. Anyway, my obsession du jour […]

The Freezer Fruit Pie Challenge: Your Photos and Stories and our Top Picks

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote here about rummaging through my post-winter freezer and digging out little baggies of frozen fruit to make a pie. Frugal chap that I am, I wanted to use up these remnants before starting a new fresh fruit pie season. I challenged you to do the same, and to […]

The Freezer Fruit Pie Challenge

No sooner had I posted last week’s story about Blueberry Buttermilk Pie than I began to feel a little twitch of guilt about purchasing fresh blueberries for said pie.  Yes, they were only a few bucks. But I’m a frugal by osmosis. The son of depression era parents simply doesn’t waste frozen fruit, even odd […]