How to Bake Diner-Style Pies
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How to Bake Diner-Style Pies

Learn the easiest pie baking hacks for creating diner-style pies! An awesome baking experience!
4.4 (38 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,982 students enrolled
Created by Judy Kahansky
Last updated 2/2016
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to bake delicious pies just like you get in a Diner!
  • Create elegant pie crust edgings - your pies will rock!
  • The easiest pie baking hacks - everything you will ever need to bake a pie!
  • Bake six different pie recipes including lemon meringue, chocolate cream, fruit, tarts, mini pies, and quick and easy puff pastry
  • Make a batch of pastry dough in minutes
View Curriculum
  • Students will need to download the shopping lists - one for baking ingredients and one for baking equipment before they start.

If you always check out the pies when you go to a diner, then How to Bake Diner-Style Pies is course for you!

How to Bake Diner-Style Pies picks up where the companion course - How to Bake an Apple Pie Just Like Mom! leaves off, by teaching students a variety of baking and pie crust finishing techniques, some very cool baking hacks, and how to bake a number of delicious pies - just like you get in a Diner! You will learn to make:

  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • S'mores Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Butter Tarts
  • Different styles for pie crust edging - your pies will Rock!

You will be baking with me – right in my kitchen! Just like the beginner course, How to Bake an Apple Pie Just Like Mom!, I will teach you how to make pastry dough and pie crust that you can use in sweet and savoury recipes, expanding your meal planning menus that will ultimately save time and money, by learning to fill up your freezer. At the end of this course you will have created and baked a number of elegant and tasty pies – you will have fun showing off!

How to Bake Diner-Style Pies will enable you to Create Beautiful and Delicious Pies! Course includes FREE ecookbook!

Here is a quote from one of my students:

"I know a good thing when I see it. Love to bake. My pie crusts were like cardboard. Getting better! Thanks for all you hard work sharing you wonderful gifts." Carry

Learn and Master pie baking Step-by-Step with an Experienced Pastry Chef and Baker.

  • Learn professional finishing techniques to create beautiful pies!
  • Baking is very creative
  • Receive Experienced Advice on the right baking equipment
  • Use Ready to print lists for equipment, recipes
  • Learn the easiest way to mix a batch of shortcrust pastry dough
  • Discover that using baking hacks makes baking pies easy and lots of fun!

An Easy and Fun Course to Learn Everything You need to Make Pie crust and Baking Yummy Pies

I will teach you helpful baking hacks to get it right the first time – mixing the dough, rolling your pastry, and pulling an aromatic, scrumptious pie out of your oven. After years of experience that includes baking hundreds of pies, I have applied continuous improvement principles and refined the process. You will learn how a little organization can save lots of time!

What How to Bake Diner-Style Pies includes:

I designed this course for bakers at all levels, everyone who is curious about baking – or just wants a new experience and to have fun baking. With 16 lectures, and less than 60 minutes, this course will take you from learning what equipment and ingredients you need to my favorite pie baking hacks that have you completing six different types of baked pies.

I have provided you with templates for shopping, what basic baking equipment to get, and ingredients to stock your pantry with. You will learn how to make pastry quickly, using a food processor. All of the recipes we cover in the lectures are included in the resources sections – for you to print out, including BONUS recipes for you to try in an ecookbook - Easy as Pie RECIPES Vol I!

You will be mixing pastry dough, learning pie baking hacks and making your pies right alongside me, in my kitchen!

Completing this course will enable you to expand your cooking repertoire, baking pies for school bake sales, hosting dinner parties – offering a home baked pie to the next neighborhood pot luck. It will be time to show off your newly acquired skills!

At the end of How to Bake Diner-Style Pies students will be asked to post a photo of one of their finished pies, and to update the Baking Self-Assessment completed in the first section.

The best part about taking and completing the course? The homework is delicious! So for an amazing Baking Experience, sign up for this course now! Over 800 students and growing!

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Who is the target audience?
  • This baking course is for those who know their way around the kitchen, but want to learn more. There is lots of hands on instruction so it appeals to all skill levels
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Diner-Style Pies 101 - The Basics
5 Lectures 01:44

Welcome to the Course! Students will get an overview of the lectures in Diner-Style Pies and More, the different pie baking hacks that will help them to create their pies, a discussion of the equipment needed, the different pastry finishing techniques and pies they will create.



Baking Equipment
1 page

Baking Ingredients
2 pages

Ovens and Baking Times
1 page

Getting Ready to Bake
1 page

This short quiz will help students identify their baking skills, what their experience has been, what they are comfortable with and what areas need more focus.

Baking Skills Assessment
3 questions
Pastry Making and Different Techniques for Finishing Pastry Dough
9 Lectures 01:01:09

Students will make a batch of pastry dough using the food processor. This is the recipe they will use throughout the course to bake their delicious pies! Students will learn another pie baking hack - how to make a Pear Galette (or Crostata) during this lesson, using a free form rustic pie crust.

Let's Make Pastry Dough - Part 1

In this section, students will finish the pastry making process, blending the rest of the ingredients, and what needs to be done to prepare the pastry dough for rolling.

Let's Make Pastry Dough - Part 2

Students learn to quickly make a batch of pastry dough using a small food processor

Making pastry with a food processor

Two beautiful pie baking hacks, braided and ribbon edging techniques add style and pizzazz to your Diner-Style pies!

Pie crust Edging Techniques

A traditional pie baking hack, with a new twist - how to make a fluted edge to your pie worth of the best Diner!

Pie crust Edging Techniques Part 2

Now that students have finished their different pie baking hacks lectures on how to finish their pie crust edges, this recipe lets students practice their pastry rolling techniques and bake a delicious pie right away, making a rustic formed Galette (or Crostada)

Baking a Pear Galette

Students will learn to make lemon pie filling and whip meringues to create an amazing Diner-Style Lemon Meringue Pie. Recipe is included in the Easy as Pie ecookbook and as a download here.

Lemony Delicious

Every Diner has a Chocolate Cream Pie and Students will make a S'mores Chocolate Cream Pie, using either of the pie crust pie baking hacks learned in Lectures 8 and 9 - the braided edge or ribbon edging method for their pie crust.

My Oh My, Chocolate Pies!

Diner-style Blueberry Pies are the bomb! In this lecture, students will create a blueberry pie, and using a pastry wheel, create a lattice top for their pie. Students can choose fluted, braided or ribbon edging for their pies.

Lattice Tops for Fruit Pies
Mini Pies, Hand Pies, & Tarts
3 Lectures 17:15

For this pie baking hack, students will roll out pastry and make cherry mini pies, with a cutout top.

Mini Pies

Every Diner worth its salt serves amazing Butter Tarts. Students will roll out pastry dough for Diner-Style Butter Tarts, cut the pastry to fit a tart pan, and prepare the butter tart filling.

Butter Tarts

The easiest pie baking hack in the whole course! Students will learn to use frozen puff pastry to create quick and easy spiced apple hand pies, garnished with confectioner's sugar.

Easy Hand Pies
1 Lecture 02:59

Easy as Pie ecookbook includes new recipes that are not covered in the course. A great place for students to practice their new baking skills!

BONUS: Easy Pie Recipes Volume I ecookbook
Congratulations! Course Completion and Resources
5 Lectures 01:25

Now that the course is finished, students have the opportunity to reassess their baking skills to see what they have achieved.

End of Course Baking Skills Assessment
2 questions

Students are required to post a photo of one of their Diner-Style Pies in order to complete the course. Students will also take the Baking Skills Assessment again, and compare it to their first skills assessment in Lecture 3.

Gallery of Pies

BONUS: Baking Equipment Resources
2 pages

BONUS: Course Completion and Review
1 page

BONUS: Download Resources - complete list
1 page

BONUS: Discount Coupons and additional resources
1 page
About the Instructor
Judy Kahansky
4.5 Average rating
70 Reviews
3,973 Students
2 Courses
Over 40 years of Pie Baking Experience! Teacher & Writer

I am a student of life with over 25 years experience in business management, with a Masters Degree in Public Administration . For many years I was also the pastry chef for our family catering business, creating dozens and dozens of delicious sweet and savoury pies and desserts for catered events. Required to produce a large number of pies from scratch in a short time frame, I refined my baking skills and have learned many short cuts and tips to pass along to both beginner and experienced bakers . My latest hashtag is #piegoddess, and I love to create new recipes and bake family favorites for our friends and family. My husband and I are adventurers, live full time in our Fifth Wheel Recreational Vehicle and I choose Joy every day! I am a writer, food blogger, dog lover and all of this plus being a wife, mom and stepmom and step-grandmother happily content baking perfect pies for family and friends.