About this item

Making pie can be as easy as pie, with recipes and lessons from a renowned teacher of the craft

"I've been baking pies my entire life, but making them with Kate was a liberating experience. With a pioneer spirit, she throws the textbook out the window and comes up with absolutely perfect crust filled with fruit that actually sings to you." -Ruth Reichl

Pie-making should be simple and fun. Kate McDermott has taught this and made pies with thousands of people across the country at her Pie Camps. Her confidence comes through in every recipe, and will inspire readers to don an apron, grab a rolling pin, and get cooking. (The stunning photographs in this book won't hurt either.) Over the years, McDermott developed more than a dozen crusts, half of which are gluten-free, and in this book she gives detailed instructions for making, rolling, and baking crusts. A pie needs filling, too, and she does not neglect a single detail when describing her ingredients, methods, and tricks for making the filling and finishing off the pie. Recipes include:

Blackberry Pie for Julia Child The Best Peach Pie in the World Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pie

Art of the Pie is more than a cookbook. Kate's rules extend well beyond pie baking: keep everything chilled, respect the boundaries, and remember to vent. This is a book to keep close at hand.

75 color photographs

About the Author

Kate McDermott

Kate McDermott is the creator and founder of Art of the Pie®. Since 2008 she has taught the time-honored craft of pie making to thousands. One of the most highly sought-after culinary instructors nationally, Kate is widely acknowledged as one of the best makers of pie ever and has been called a "Food Rock Star" and "Pie Whisperer". Kate has given her Art of the Pie® workshop and Pie Camp® to food luminaries as well as receiving high praise for her work from Ruth Reichl, Dorie Greenspan, David Leite and many others. Kate lives at Pie Cottage on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her sweet dog Gretapie.

Honors Received for "Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life"
James Beard Foundation 2017 Nominee: (Baking and Desserts)
International Association of Culinary Professionals 2017 Nominee: (Single Subject, Food Photography & Styling, Narrative Culinary Blog)
Big Library Read Global eBook Club Read (March 2017)
Food52's Piglet Community Cookbook Pick
Starred Review by Publisher's Weekly
Library Journal Best Books of 2016
Leite's Culinaria Best Cookbook of 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Cookbooks of 2016
Eat Your Books Best Cookbooks of 2016
Washington Post Best Cookbooks of 2016
InStyle Best Fall 2016 Cookbooks
Epicurious.com Best Cookbooks of 2016
Radio Milwaukee Top 10 Cookbooks 2016
Sunset Magazine's November 2016 Cookbook of the Month

Read Next Recommendation

Discuss with your friends

Report incorrect product information.