Online Cooking Class - Sweet and Savory Hand Pies

Get out the picnic basket — these portable hand pies are ready for your next outdoor adventure.

During this live interactive online cooking class with Chef Lisa, you will learn how to make sweet and savory hand pies from scratch right in your own kitchen. First, you will prepare a savory mushroom, spinach, and cheese filling as well as a sweet blueberry filling to fill your hand pies. Then, you will learn how to make a flaky, buttery, easy-as-pie biscuit-style dough.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 4 to 12 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Labels Baking, Couples, Gourmet, Pastry, Vegetarian


Unbleached all-purpose flour
Unsalted butter
Lard, vegetable shortening or pork fat
Unbleached bread flour
Small onion
Olive oil
Baby bella mushrooms
Fresh thyme
Fresh spinach
Fresh garlic
Gouda cheese, or any cheese you like
Blueberries, fresh or frozen

Kitchen Equipment

Sauté pan
Chef's knife
Cutting board
Measuring spoons
Sauce pot
Two spatulas
Parchment paper
Large bowl
Two sheet pans
Rolling pin
Pastry brush
Small bowl
Plastic wrap
Ring cutters, optional

Prep Work Details

There are a few things that will help the class move along seamlessly: Making the filling ahead is incredibly helpful. Cooled fillings work best with the dough. If you decide to just make one filling, that is perfectly fine. Also, feel free to make ANY FILLING you want. The recipes supplied are mere suggestions. If you do not have time to make a filling, then purchasing a jam or a premade compote works just as well. The making of the dough, rolling it out, cutting and baking are truly the "learning" moments of the class. Have all your ingredients measured out to make the dough. It is also extremely helpful to have the butter at room temperature before we boil it. If you are using vegetable shortening (aka Crisco), then you will need ~ ¾-1 cup of water. I look forward to baking with you. I will be on 10 minutes prior to class to answer any questions. Cheers, Lisa

Reviews guests left for this experience



11 Dec 2022

Lisa is such a great teacher-fun, knowledgeable and with lots of great tips!



21 May 2022

I did not expect these pies to be so easy, practical, or delicious! And Chef Lisa did a superb job. She kept the class lively, informative, and fun.



06 Feb 2022

I took Lisa's macarons class a few weeks ago and loved her teaching and cooking style so much that I signed up for the hand pies class. What a great experience, and now I have a go-to short crusty recipe that I'll use again and again.

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$ 29 Per device

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Chef Lisa has had a long standing appreciation for food, cooking, and nutrition. This passion led her to study Human Foods and Nutrition in college. She was given the opportunity to further her career by working as an executive pastry chef for resorts and hotels, as an healthy eating specialist for Whole Foods Market, and now has her own culinary business, where she helps others explore food, and ultimately, better their lives.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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