Welcome to Art of the Pie

Kate McDermott Art of the Pie
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!"

Baking in a Reliable Oven


Baking in a Reliable Oven There are two major challenges that a pie maker faces… Keeping the fats well chilled and… Baking in a reliable oven.  Everything else is easy…more or less. But the mechanical part of the operation, the actual oven unit that we heat up, to place the fruit of our labor inside of, with the […]

Have You Considered the Fork?


When I’m not making pie, I’m somewhat of an avid reader. It’s always been that way. When I was in elementary school, my folks let me chose books, as many as I wanted, through Scholastic Book Club, and then I would find a way to be “sick” in order to stay home to read them the next day. […]

Old Stoves in Garnet, MT


Last fall when I was in Montana teaching, Duncan, Robin and I took an afternoon off to visit the gold mining ghost town of Garnet, MT. The tourist season was just about over by then so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. I was fascinated by the old stoves left in the cabins and how much work […]

IFBC 2015 and Pie

I’m looking forward to hooking up with friends, new and old, in just a few weeks at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC 2015) in Seattle. I haven’t been for a year and always enjoy the networking that happens at the event more than anything. The last time I attended, I forgot to bring business cards, […]