Welcome to PieChef.com!

Welcome to the new PieChef.com! Our new responsive website design makes it easier to read my pie recipes and stories on tablet computers and smartphones (and still very easy on laptops and desktops).

We’ve taken away most of the advertisements, leaving only a few of the really useful ones, so you’ll have a more pleasant browsing experience.

We’re not done with improvements yet! More refinements are under way as you read this.

Happy pie baking!

Why Pie?

Citrus meringue pie
Citrus meringue pie: great any time of year!

I love making pies, eating pies, and serving pies to friends anytime of year. That’s why I’ve developed this website.  

When I started it, friends asked “Where can I buy these wonderful pies?” I told them: “Nowhere. You can make them yourself!”

Four ingredients, four minutes. How hard can it be?

The first objection I got—and the one I always hear—is “I can’t make a pie crust. It’s just too difficult.”

But really, it isn’t.

Remember the old expression “easy as pie?” That’s what I aim to prove. I urge you not to be afraid of making a pie crust. It’s simple, quick and easy! Four ingredients, four minutes. I’ll show you how.

Pecan pie
Pecan Pie: perfect for a cold winter evening!

I have a lot of pie recipes, many handed down from relatives, and I’ll share the stories that go along with them. For the most part they are simple pies that use fresh ingredients, not complicated concoctions that will send you off to the gourmet market.

You won’t find  a recipe for every pie ever invented on PieChef.com, but you will find dozens of my favorites, along with tips on how to become a pie chef yourself. Start with my Easy Pie Crust. In no time you’ll be making my Pie of the Month.

Pick wild blueberries at Celestia to make a Celestial Blueberry Pie!

Why not start by reading some pie stories? You’ll learn why my blueberry pie is “celestial.” How they make a pumpkin pie “Down Under.” Even how to make a delicious vegan chocolate pie out of…tofu?!

Of course, everything doesn’t always go right. But pie bloopers can be as much fun as pie successes!   Each pie story leads to a pie recipe. That’s the way it works on PieChef.com!