Hands on Boot camp Baking/pastry

Pie and Tart Boot Camp: Fall Menu

Making pies isn't as hard as you might think! Get tips from a pro on how to make tender, flaky crusts, wrap them around sweet and savory fillings, and bake them to golden perfection in this hands-on class.


  • Perfect Pie Dough
  • Cranberry Curd Tart with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Zest
  • Individual Dutch Apple Pies
  • Sweet Potato Hand Pies with Maple-Walnut Glaze
  • Mini Galettes with Italian Sausage, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese 

Skills covered in class:

  • Making and rolling out pie dough
  • Making hot butter pastry
  • Preparing curd, streusel topping and glazes
  • Using eggs as a thickener
  • Whipping cream
  • How to candy citrus peel
  • Making fruit fillings
  • Working with spices and dark leafy greens

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of four and work together as a team to prepare the recipes. Groups will eat together at their cooking stations while being spaced out from others in their group as much as possible. Should you wish to have your own group or table, you will need to reserve 4 seats. 


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