Savory Pies

2 pasties sit above 2 knish on a baking sheet atop a marble counter.

Let's bake pastry pies for dinner! In this class, we'll delve into a few of the delicious savory pies found in just about every culture. We'll make Potato Knishes, a Jewish staple in Eastern Europe;  Beef Pasties, served up by the thousands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (but originating in England) and Spanish Pork Empanadas. We'll teach you how to make a flaky pasty dough, tender knish dough and traditional lard empanada dough.  You'll learn to make the accompanying fillings and get practice hand-forming each of your little savory "pies." 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and all the pasties, knishes, and empanadas you made in class.

Virtual: We will only be making the Beef Pasties and Potato Knishes.

In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.

What our guests have to say about this class:

Every time I take a class, I'm reinspired to bake. —Laura C.

Was looking forward to the empanadas and they did not disappoint! —Cherie S.

Additional Products

Cup or Bowl? Cookbooklet


Cup or Bowl?, the first in our series of cookbooklets, features a collection of favorite soups and bread pairings that have graced our Bakeshop lunch menu for nearly 20 years. The cookbooklet includes 15 soup recipes you can make at home, ranging from cold summer classics like heirloom gazpacho to American standards like creamy Tomato De-Vine. Shipping is included in the price of the cookbooklet.

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are for adults 17 & up.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 11 spots left


Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 12 spots left