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A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to attend a pie baking class at Honey Pies in Little Rock! Confession- before this baking class I had never been to Honey Pies before or eaten any of their pies. However I have been stalking them on their Facebook and Instagram for a while now and every photo they post makes me want to eat all the sweet things. Not only do they make pies but they make cakes, cookies, brownies and quiches, they also have a full service coffee bar, cute little tables, and serve Loblolly Ice Cream!! Honey Pies is adorable!!
Let me also confess that before this pie baking
class adventure I had never made pie crust before. Now granted, they supply you with the pie dough but you have to roll it yourself and put it in the pie tin and then do all the lattice work yourself. I had never done that before so this was definitely a learning experience for me! And a fun one I might add!
So let’s get to it!
What you show up for a Honey Pie’s baking class it’s a “bring your own rolling pin” kind of class. I don’t actually own a rolling pin of my own but my friend Brandie, who went with me, had two so I borrowed her extra!! When you get there you get to sit at a little table that has everything you need on it including a pie tin, pie dough, flour, egg wash and sugar! And probably a few more things I have forgotten about…LOL!
The first thing we did was roll out one of our dough discs. It has been a hot minute since I rolled out dough but I don’t think I did too bad!
Next came the tough part, getting that rolled out dough into the pie tin! I had to fold my dough in half and maneuver it in the tin that way. Pretty sure I had more on one side than the other but I made it work!
After that we filled our pies with Honey Pie’s signature apple pie filling. Y’all. This stuff smelled ahhhh-mazing and I may have snuck an apple or two to eat…HA!
Next we were taught lattice making! It looked easy enough but of course I decided to make it difficult and do wide lattice on one side and skinny lattice on the other. I think it turned out pretty cute!
I also decided to make it “festive” and put a cut-out double heart on top!
The final step was putting on an egg wash and sprinkling our crusts with sugar! Apparently the egg wash is the key to a flaky crust! And the sugar just makes it yummy!! Here is my finished pie, unbaked of course!
Overall the class was amazing and super fun! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to up their pie making game. I learned a LOT of great tips and tricks and I can’t wait to make a pie all on my own, dough and everything! And I will definitely be going back to Honey Pies soon…
Have you made a pie from scratch before??
Have you been to Honey Pies??