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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 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
American cuisine

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

Meet your host, Jo

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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Thu, May 27
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
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Sun, Jun 6
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Constance
April 2021
This woman LOVES to talk about pie — she knew all of the science so it helped me understand what I have done wrong in the past. She talked about gluten free doughs, common mistakes, filling suggestions— the time went so fast I was like “it’s over??” So friendly and sweet. Take it when you can — she doesn’t do it often!
This woman LOVES to talk about pie — she knew all of the science so it helped me understand what I have done wrong in the past. She talked about gluten free doughs, common mistakes…
Ploy
April 2021
Jo is knowledgeable. My pie crust came out great. You’ll need to refrigerate the pie crust at least an hour. So, I decided to make strawberry pie the next day. My pie was delicious.
Jessica
April 2021
Oh. My. Goodness. I had no idea a pie crust could be this delicious! Jo made this such an enjoyable experience, and I’m astounded by how easy it was to make. I will never consider using a store-bought crust again. We also learned many tips for preparing a variety of pies. An all-around wonderful experience!
Oh. My. Goodness. I had no idea a pie crust could be this delicious! Jo made this such an enjoyable experience, and I’m astounded by how easy it was to make. I will never consider…
Kim
March 2021
This class was wonderful! Jo took each step slowly so it was easy to follow along. She also answered all of our questions and offered her support even after the class was over.
Careyanne
March 2021
Finally figured out pie crust thanks to Jo! Jo’s stories and science behind pie crust making really helped me perfect my skills. Thanks for this perfect pandemic - or anytime- activity!
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.

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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.