A Cozy & Creative Apple Pie Workshop + A Recipe!
November 19, 2014
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With the holiday season upon us, people have pie on the brain. I have pie on the brain ALL the time. So naturally, I held a pie workshop for a bunch of creative folks in Denver, CO! We focused on the steps it takes to make a great and gorgeous pie. From the crust to the assembly to the final touches, it's an art!
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We met up at one of my favorite warehouse-like venues, 3126 Larimer. It's so open and spacious, and felt like the perfect place to bring in a bunch of long banquet tables and strap on those aprons!

Flower Muse was so good to us by providing bunches of gorgeous blooms that we not only decorated the tables with, but we also created floral wreaths and toppers to grace our pies once they're baked. The finished look? An instantly glam and fancy pie that is so pretty you don't want to cut into it! The flowers also gave me an excuse to break out my animal head vases from Anthropologie!

Every guest was set up with their own little workstation complete with mixing bowls and other baking utensils, lovely French rolling pins, a custom apron with a screen-printed pie design, and the ingredients to make a 9" double crust pie. Everyone headed home with a cute tote to carry all their baking goods in, and a pretty chalkboard print of a cherry pie recipe from MINTED. Chalkboard lettering is always a hit, so this gift just made sense! You can't have a pie workshop and NOT work with new pie packaging wizards, PIEBOX. Their gorgeous and well-crafted boxes make packing up and traveling with pie a breeze.

What would a workshop be without tasty snacks to munch on? Local-to-Denver pie baker, The Long i Pie, was kind enough to provide a slice for everyone. We're talkin' Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, Sweet Potato Ginger, and Spiced Apple Cranberry. Her creativity comes out in the ingredients and her pies are one-of-a-kind!

This workshop is part of an event series called EAT DRINK CREATE. Check out more photos by visiting the #eatdrinkcreate hashtag on instagram & twitter! And because I love everyone and want to spread the pie love, the recipe for the pies we made at the workshop is below!
CLASSIC APPLE PIE
Prep Time
30 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Total Time
75 Minutes
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour (+1/2 cup for rolling) 16 Tablespoons butter
1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon sugar
6-8 Tablespoons ice water
FILLING 4-5 Cups thinly sliced apples (peeled & cored)
3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Instructions
1.
Combine flour, salt, & sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2.
Chill the butter before use.
3.
When ready to use, break butter into small chunks and drop into the bowl.
4.
Work the butter into the flour mixture gently with your hands until butter pieces are no larger than pea-sized.
5.
Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until dough is slightly moist and can form a ball.
6.
Divid the dough into two pieces and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator. This pie recipe doesn't require dough to chill so this step is optional.
7.
Turn 1/2 dough out onto floured surface and roll into a 12 inch round. If you chilled your dough, let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling.
8.
Lay crust over pie tin and trim excess leaving 1 inch overhang.
9.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
10.
Layer apples in bottom pie crust. Sprinkle sugar mixture over each layer.
11.
Top with a few pieces of butter.
12.
Brush crust edge with egg wash and top with second pie crust. Brush surface with egg wash before baking and bake at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes! Enjoy!
Vendor Credits
3L
An Urban Event Space
3126 Larimer
Flowers Provided By
Flower Muse
Concept, Design, Styling, Florals, & Recipe
Lexy Ward | The Proper Pinwheel
Cherry Pie Print
MINTED
PP
Wooden Pieboxes
PieBox