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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Make Pie Crust from Scratch

Houston, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Jo

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

HELLO, GROUP GATHERINGS. Feel free to message me about private bookings. It's a great way to end up with a bunch of crusts with which to test every sweet potato pie recipe you've ever come across at once. Like, with a sports-style competitive bracket if you're truly serious. (For me that's just an average Thursday.)

Let's get back to it:

Together, we'll learn to make a butter-based pie crust both the hard way (pastry cutter) and the easy way (food processor!), all while I dispense the stories, tips, and tricks I've collected over the years while running a pie shop and editing a pie cookbook. You can follow along up to the stage of chilling the dough, and then I'll show you how to roll it out and crimp the edges while you're waiting on the refrigerator to do its thing. We'll be together about an hour and a half. Bring your note-taking materials if you want to be an overachiever!

"Oh my god, thank goodness I don't actually have to freeze and grate butter. This is so much better when someone can just SHOW you how to do it." —a coworker

Once you've got crust down, whatever kind of pie you make with it is up to you! Questions are welcome. If I can coach a group of groomsmen into making two dozen pies the morning of a wedding, I can teach you to make crust. Just... you know. Expect some practice!
HELLO, GROUP GATHERINGS. Feel free to message me about private bookings. It's a great way to end up with a bunch of crusts with which to test every sweet potato pie recipe you've ever come across at once. Like, with a sports-style competitive bracket if you're truly serious. (For me that's just an average Thursday.)

Let's get back to it:

Together, we'll learn to make a butter-based pie crust both the hard way (pastry cutter)…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Jo can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $350.

What to bring

  • Food processor and/or pastry cutter (also known as a dough blender) — You can also just use two butter knives, but then it takes FOREVER.
  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
From $22
/ person
Sun, Mar 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
$22 per person
$22 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Jo

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 33 Reviews
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I'm a big fan of old-school apprenticeships, and that's how I learned to run a pie shop! I correct anyone who calls me a baker: I'm a piemaker, and that's all I want to be. My teacher Georgia Goggans ("The Pie Lady") and I just released a beautifully designed cookbook full of her recipes—because in my day job I'm a creative director and designer. It was a labor of love for me and four other designers who like to eat. Most anyone can make a pie filling, but the crust is another story, so THAT'S what I'm here to teach.
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Christen
February 2021
Attended Jo's class with my dad! We had a great time and Jo was very patient with technical issues. Great class and excellent timing. Not too long, not too short.
Debra
February 2021
Jo is amazing. What a great baking experience. She is so knowledgeable and patient. She was so willing to answer all our questions and the end result - THE BEST PIE CRUST I'VE EVER TASTED. And I made it myself and it was gluten free. Incredibly good. Can't wait to make my next pie.
Jo is amazing. What a great baking experience. She is so knowledgeable and patient. She was so willing to answer all our questions and the end result - THE BEST PIE CRUST I'VE EVER…
Jennie
February 2021
Jo is a delight to bake with - super knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. And her pie crust recipe is the best I've ever tasted - and that's saying something, 'cuz I like to eat pie and have tried most every kind out there. This will definitely be my go-to crust recipe from now on.
Jo is a delight to bake with - super knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. And her pie crust recipe is the best I've ever tasted - and that's saying something, 'cuz I like t…
Leah
December 2020
Best pie crust I have ever made. I’ve been making pies for over 35 years. Great tips and surprise ingredient. Finally I perfected flakey crust!
Ana
November 2020
I had a great time learning how to make a pie crust with Jo. She was super nice and seemed very knowledgeable. I made a spanakopita pie and a quiche Lorraine with the doughs we made in class and they were both exquisite!
Mary Frances
November 2020
This was the second time I took Jo’s pie crust class, and it was wonderful! I have baking pies with mostly homemade crusts for more than 50 years, but sometimes they’re great and sometimes tough or lacking flavor. I already had Jo’s recipe, from the previous class, but I had chosen the food processor to make the crust the first time, and I over-crumbed the ingredients, which is easy to do with the food processor. This time I chose the pastry blender and the added time it takes. Jo is an amazing resource when it comes to pie making! She is also relaxed and patient. This is a great class! Highly recommended!
This was the second time I took Jo’s pie crust class, and it was wonderful! I have baking pies with mostly homemade crusts for more than 50 years, but sometimes they’re great and s…

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  • Sun, Mar 14
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $22 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.