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Pie and Tart Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square

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Lincoln Square, North Side
4747 N Lincoln
Btwn W Leland & W Lawrence Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this pie class:

Making pies isn't as hard as you might think! Get tips from a pro on how to make tender, flaky crusts, wrap them around sweet and savory fillings, and bake them to golden perfection.


  • Perfect Pie Dough
  • Cranberry Tart with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Zest
  • Sweet Potato Hand Pies with Maple- Walnut Glaze
  • Individual Dutch Apple Pies
  • Mini Galettes with Italian Sausage, Swiss Chard and Gruyere Cheese

Skills covered in class:

  • Making and rolling out pie dough
  • Making hot butter pastry
  • Making fruit fillings
  • Preparing Curd, Streusel topping and glazed
  • Using eggs as a thickener
  • Whipping cream
  • How to candy citrus peel

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of four and work together as a team to prepare the recipes. Groups will eat together at their cooking stations while being spaced out from others in their group as much as possible. Should you wish to have your own group or table, you will need to reserve 4 seats.

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Refund Policy

A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

Please note: all virtual class sales are final. All virtual students will receive a recording of the class within 48 hours of the class.


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Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Helen J. on 3/26/2018
best class for me.
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Reviewed by Randy C. on 8/11/2019

School: The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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