Book cover design of The Artful Pie Project by Denise Marchessault

The Artful
Pie Project

Denise Marchessault & Deb Garlick

From galettes, to apple dumplings and slab crumbles, The Artful Pie Project features over 50 recipes including French Canadian classics such as Tourtière and Tart au Sucre. Beyond pie, there are plenty of tips for dodging pie fails and creative ideas for using precious scraps of leftover dough. With whimsical illustrations and how-to images, The Artful PieProject is sure to charm, and disarm, even the most apprehensive baker.

Delicious Praise for The Artful Pie Project

"I was hooked after just a few pages. This is a cookbook bible for home bakers learning how to craft the perfect pie—a must-have for your library. It will teach you every step to perfect your pies, with mouth-watering recipes to indulge on. I have over 40 years of professional baking experience and was mesmerized that there are still tricks to learn!

Bruno Feldeisen Chef, Author and Judge on CBC's The Great Canadian Baking Show

"Every baker deserves the gratification you get from making a tender flaky pastry to frame a truly delicious pie or tart, and Denise is the mentor you need. Her clear and undaunting instructions, and Deb's inviting photos and illustrations, are a delectable combination."

Anna Olson Author, Pastry Chef and Food Network Host

"The Artful Pie Project is an irresistible cookbook. Clear, reassuring instructions combine with whimsical art for a cookbook that's beautiful enough for the coffee table, and essential in the kitchen."

Elizabeth Baird, CM, Author and Pie Lover

"The Artful Pie Project is a fun and festive celebration of pie! Classic and innovative recipes are coupled with loads of bright, colourful photographs. This book delivers bold yet balanced flavors, opening up a world of exciting tastes and mind-blowing combinations for bakers at any level. It's a must-have on your kitchen shelf."

Virginia Willis Chef and James Beard Award Winning Cookbook Author

Artist and photographer Deb Garlick and Denise at Victoria Public Market

Portrait of photographer and artist Deb Garlick
Photo: Denise Marchessault

Deb Garlick

Meet my talented friend and collaborator, Deb Garlick, whose imaginative illustrations and stunning photography brought The Artful Pie Project to life. To see the breadth of Deb’s creativity, visit