Welcome to Art of the Pie

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Kate McDermott Welcomes You to Art of the Pie! 

Kate McDermott will show you that making pie is easier than you think and as American as...well, Apple Pie!

Where to start? Well, if you are a well-seasoned pie maker or missed learning this time-honored skill when you were young, you will find some hints here.

Check out Kate's recipes, learn about the very popular Art of the Pie Workshops at Pie Cottage and her multi-day Pie Camps

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Kate's been baking just about all her life and is excited to share with you her knowledge, recipes and skills.

While you're here, enjoy learning about pie making, some pie history and trivia, and be sure to stop by Kate's blog, too, for tips, tricks, recipes and more.

There’s usually a pie on the kitchen counter at Art of the Pie so, come on in and pull up a chair, sit a while and enjoy a piece! 

And as Kate says, "Be Happy, Make Pie!"

Best Blackberry Pie Ever

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Best Blackberry Pie Ever It’s almost August. Berries are simply bursting near Pie Cottage. The sour cherries have finished for this season. Yes, I made a few pies and pitted and froze the rest for special pies to share during the winter and spring. Who can resist the taste of summer on a cold winter’s day. […]

An Easy Gooseberry Pie

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An Easy Gooseberry Pie It’s berry season in the northwest and I hope it is where you are, too. Last week at my local grocery I felt exceptionally lucky to score two 1/2 flats of red gooseberries. Not only were they beautiful, they were exceptionally sweet! I couldn’t believe that no one…let me repeat that…NO ONE had […]

The Dishes

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You would think I would have developed a better relationship with “the dishes” than I have. Here they are in all their messy glory, staring at me. I know…it could be worse. There could be even more! Last night they did duty when I set the table for a wonderful dinner with a friend from […]

Update on Another Project

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I’m still here…REALLY! I’m smack dab in my busiest time of the year. Fruit is spilling out everywhere, at farmers markets, on my neighbors’ trees and in their gardens, on my trees, and it’s not letting up! It’s almost a full time job keeping up with it but I know I will be happy I’ve muscled my […]