How to Get Your Pie Dough into the Pie Pan

So you’ve got a big, sugared-and-spiced bowlful of berries at the ready. Your pie dough is rolled into a near perfect circle, waiting patiently on the counter, and you face the one last hurdle of getting it into your pan, in one piece, before your pie goes in the oven.

How are you going to do it?

If you’ve ever struggled with that question, I think you’re going to like this video. In fact, even if you haven’t struggled with that question and you nail the getting-the-dough-in-the-pan step every time, I think you’ll enjoy seeing how I do it in this video.

When you get a moment, I’d love to hear about your own favorite method for moving your rolled dough into the pan. Is this something that gives you grief? Do you have a unique or unusual tip you’d like to share, or maybe a not-so-successful attempt you’re still chuckling about? If so, I hope you’ll let me know.

The No-More-Tears Pie Pastry Course

Your Fruit Pie Problems Solved: A Podcast Interview

One of my blogger buddies, Gabe Dimaio, recently interviewed me about pie for his wonderful Guys and Food Podcast. Gabe, who runs a website by the same name, peppered me with all sorts of questions about everything from seasonal fruits, thickeners, pie pastry, how to avoid the usual pie pitfalls – more than 30 minutes of good pie gab.

The link below will take you to his website and the podcast and I hope you’ll give it a listen, if for no other reason than Gabe is a great interviewer and incredibly likable, not to mention the fact that he has a rich, lustrous voice that’s just a pleasure to listen to. (Mine, by comparison, sounds like I’m talking into a Dixie Cup at the end of a 6′ length of taught string.)

If you like what’s he’s doing over at Guys and Food, I hope you’ll sign up for his newsletter and updates.

Here’s the link to the interview. 

Another Peek at The Harvest Baker…and Our $3 Shipping Deal Continues

Thanks again to all of you who’ve pre-ordered a copy of my brand new, soon-to-be released book, The Harvest Baker (which, incidentally, I talk about near the end of the interview with Gabe; see above.)

To my delight, my publisher – Storey Publishing – has put together a really gorgeous preview of The Harvest Baker, with even more pages and photos than you’ll find in the previews I posted here in the last few weeks. If baking with lots of fresh veggies and fruits is your thing, you won’t want to miss this.

And if you’d like to pre-order your own autographed copy, it’s still – for the time being at least – just the cover price of  $19.95 plus $3 for shipping. Send an email to and tell us how many copies you’d like.

Here’s the link to the preview. 

The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich

The Lowcountry Pie Getaway 2017

As I mentioned in the video above, we still have a few spaces left for this October’s Lowcountry Pie Getaway in Charleston, South Carolina.

There’s no other hands-on pie event quite like it – a combination of beautiful host city, wonderful participants, and pie making know-how – and the fact that we have had many repeat attendees over the years says something about how unique and special it really is.

We hope you’ll be able to join us this year. Click here to find out more about this year’s Lowcountry Pie Getaway. 

Bobbie at The Lowcountry Pie Getaway

Bobbie – 2016 Getaway attendee – with her quintessential salmon quiche