Pie-making classes for guys and couples

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Butterscotch pie from Magpie. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique’s Holly Ricciardi will lead two pie-making classes at her South Philly shop - one for guys only and one for couples.

The class for men will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23. Ricciardi will show how to bake her Apple Cheddar Crumb Pie while the guys sample Saint Benjamin Brewing Company’s English Mild Ale, provided by brewers Tim Patton and Christina Burris. She'll serve a dinner of Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash and a green salad followed by slices of Butterscotch Bourbon Pie topped with fresh whipped cream. The cost is $90 per person.

On the day before Valentine’s Day, Ricciardi will teach a class for couples (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13). The class will learn to make mini-pies and will take home two dozen  Apple Cinnamon Crumb and Raspberry Chocolate pies per couple. Ricciardi will serve Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Puree and Brownie Chunk pie, along with  glasses of raspberry Lambic beer, while their pies bake. That class is $125 a couple.

Magpie is at 1622 South St. 

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