Online Class: Pie Baking 101

This is a creative online class that offers complete instruction on how to create delicious pies with your own favorite items.

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Course Description

Discover the Art of Pie Making: A Culinary Journey

Few experiences come close to the joy of indulging in a rich, freshly baked pie, with its flaky crust enveloping a sumptuous filling. There's something inherently nostalgic about pies; they transport us back to our fondest childhood memories, whether it's the family gatherings, holidays, or simply a Sunday spent baking. Now, you have the chance to recreate and even elevate those memories for your family and friends with our comprehensive pie-making course.

Course Overview

This culinary journey will lead you through the art and science of pie-making, starting from the very basics. You'll get acquainted with the history of pies, from their ancient origins to their evolution into the delightful treats we cherish today. For instance, did you know that the early pies were predominantly meat pies, consumed by the Egyptians over 4000 years ago? Their journey from savory staples to sweet delicacies is a testament to their versatility and enduring popularity.

From there, you'll delve into the techniques of crafting the perfect pie crust—a vital component that can make or break a pie. With our detailed instructions, even the most intricate lattice tops will seem achievable.

As you navigate further, you'll be introduced to an array of mouth-watering pie recipes:

  1. Main Dish Pies: Whether you prefer the hearty warmth of a Shepherd’s Pie or the delicate flavors of a Salmon Pie, you'll master them all. Vegetarians aren't left behind, with delights like Vegetarian Pot Pie and Spinach Pie awaiting discovery.

  2. Sweet Pies: Dive into dessert decadence with the likes of Chocolate Mousse Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, and the Coffee Cream Pie. Each recipe offers a unique taste adventure.

  3. Fruit Pies: Fruit pies strike a balance between health and indulgence. You'll explore both single-fruit varieties like Apple or Strawberry Pie and delightful combinations such as Apple Cranberry Pie.

  4. Holiday Pies: Enhance your festive celebrations with pies specially crafted for occasions, from the spiced allure of Holiday Pumpkin Cream Pie to the luxurious taste of Holiday Eggnog Pie.

  5. Nut Pies, Ice-cream Pies, and Custard Pies: Explore diverse textures and flavors, from the crunch of nut pies to the silky smoothness of custard varieties like the Rhubarb Custard Pie.

Throughout the course, you'll be supported with visuals, expert tips, and additional resources, ensuring you're equipped to tackle any pie challenge. For example, in the 'Sweet Pies' section, you may encounter a video tutorial on achieving the perfect consistency for your Cheesecake Pie filling.

By the time you reach the course's conclusion, you'll not only possess an expansive repertoire of pie recipes but also the skills to experiment and craft your unique pie variations. Say goodbye to store-bought pies that pale in comparison to your homemade delights!

Detailed Curriculum

  1. History of Pie -- An Introduction: Unravel the rich tapestry of pie's history, exploring its evolution and cultural significance.
  2. Making Pie Crusts: Master the art of creating flaky, golden crusts that serve as the foundation of any pie.
  3. Main Dish Pies (Part I & II): Dive into savory sensations, exploring both meat-based and vegetarian recipes.
  4. Sweet Pies (Part I & II): Delight in the world of dessert pies, each offering a unique sweetness.
  5. Fruit Pies (Part I & II): Learn to harness the natural sweetness of fruits in these wholesome pies.
  6. Holiday Pies: Elevate festive celebrations with special pie recipes crafted for occasions.
  7. Nut Pies: Explore pies with a crunch, filled with various nutty delights.
  8. Ice Cream Pies: Dive into chilly, creamy confections perfect for summer.
  9. Custard Pies: Master the art of silky, smooth pies with varied custard bases.
  10. Resources: Arm yourself with additional pie resources, ensuring your pie-making journey never truly ends.

Join us in this delightful course and rediscover the joys of pie-making. Elevate your culinary skills and bring joy to every table you serve!


Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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  • Lesson 1: History of Pie -- An Introduction

    This lesson gives a brief history of pies and the various names associated with them.
  • Lesson 2: Making Pie Crusts

    This lesson gives a basic recipe for baking pie crusts, and some tips to make them better.
  • Lesson 3: Main Dish Pies Part I

    Pies prepared with meat, fish, and poultry -- including the classic European favorite, shepherd's pie -- make perfect one-dish meals.
  • Lesson 4: Main Dish Pies Part II

    Vegetables play a prominent role in this collection of main dish pie favorites.
  • Lesson 5: Sweet Pies Part I

    In this lesson you will learn to make delicious chocolate mousse, cheesecake, sweet potato, coconut cream, and coffee cream pies.
  • Lesson 6: Sweet Pies Part II

    This lesson is a continuation of the previous one, covering the recipes for sweet pies. In this lesson, you will learn to prepare Boston cream pie, mud pie, wine pie, Snickers pie, and yogurt pie.
  • Lesson 7: Fruit Pies Part I

    Fruit pie recipes are a perfect treat, light on sugar and fat. This lesson offers some of the delicious recipes prepared with fruits, including apple, strawberry, lemon meringue, watermelon, and banana cream pies.
  • Lesson 8: Fruit Pies Part II

    In the previous lesson, we learned to prepare fruit pies with various individual fruits. This lesson shows how fruits can be mixed with pleasing results.
  • Lesson 9: Holiday Pies

    Holiday pies are a delicious treat that increase the fun of holiday celebrations. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to bake perfect and delectable holiday pies, such as honey, pumpkin cream, and eggnog pie.
  • Lesson 10: Nut Pies

    This lesson provides some easy-to-prepare recipes for pies made with several kinds of nuts.
  • Lesson 11: Ice Cream Pies

    Ice cream pies are fun to prepare and delicious to eat. This lesson will teach you the basics of preparing a variety of ice cream pie recipes -- and the inspiration to create your own!
  • Lesson 12: Custard Pies

    This lesson covers recipes for great tasting custard pies, including chocolate coconut custard, butternut squash custard, rhubarb custard, and classic egg custard pie.
  • Lesson 13: Resources

    Here is a list of websites that will be of interest to those who want to learn more about the art of making pies and pie crusts.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate cooking pie crusts.
  • Demonstrate baking main dish pies.
  • Demonstrate baking sweet pies.
  • Demonstrate baking fruit pies.
  • Demonstrate baking holiday, nut, ice cream, and custard pies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
  • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
  • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
  • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
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Course Title: Pie Baking 101
Course Number: 8900276
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (606 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: February 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "Thank you, this was a fun and great experience. I started this pie adventure not knowing what I was doing and with this course I now feel I have a better understanding and knowledge. Thank you." -- Missi H.
  • "I feel this course is very nice. Now I can make a lot of kind pies. The best thing to makes me happy is that I know how to make a pie crust. Thanks a lot!" -- Hui L.

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