About Kate McDermott

Kate McDermott

Kate McDermott is an award-winning, self-taught home baker who has taught the art of pie making to countless home cooks across the United States. She makes the most amazingly flaky pie crust, which you can learn how to make, too, either in her first book, Art of the Pie, or at her Art of the Pie camps or workshops, which can be found at Art of the Pie. @katemcdermott

A peach berry sonker in a square baking dish with one serving missing.

Peach Berry Sonker

That’s right. Sonker. And it’s the simple yet unforgettable fruit dessert–sorta like pie meets cobbler—that you’ve been missing your entire life.

A hexagonal rhubarb pie with a lattice top crust on a pink linen cloth with a pie server resting beside the pie.

Rhubarb Pie

Just like grandma used to make—sweet but tart, with a jammy filling and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Use fresh or frozen rhubarb to make your pie dreams come true.

Five hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a spatula lifting one off.

Hand Pies

Sweet or savory. Fruit or chocolate. Large or small. These lovely little hand pies can be customized any which way to calm your craving. Easy as can be, too.