Improve your holiday pie skills with classes at Magpie

Learn to make some pie for the holiday season. Photo by Danya Henninger.

Holly Ricciardi knows pies - that’s all you’ll find on the menu at South Street West cafe Magpie - and just in time for the holiday season, she’s decided to share the knowledge. Her first-ever pie-making class will kick off on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and recur on the first Thursday of each month.

For $65, you can be one of 10 students to follow along in a hands-on session that includes tips on making perfectly flaky pie dough and rich, juicy fillings (the first class is devoted to a Three Apple Pie; flavors will change with the seasons).

While the pie you make is baking you’ll be treated to a slice of one of Ricciardi’s professional creations, and at the end of the class you’ll get to take your own pie back home, along with your new skills.

Space is limited; call 267-519-2904 to reserve.