|My pie maker!!!!|
So when I was hanging about the consignment shop my new friend own and they said that they had a kitchen gadget I might like, I was all ears. I didn't expect them to pull out a brand spanking new mini pie maker, though! YES! OH HAPPY DAY! I knew that this pie maker and I would be best friends. And we're getting very well acquainted lately.
Now, let me take a minute to talk about pie and I because we have a special relationship. Cake is cake. It's all fine and well, but I am not cake's biggest fan. For me to love a cake, it has to be breathtakingly moist and heavily frosted. But pie.... well, pie is different. The crust is a flaky adventure and the inside? Always moist and the perfect pleaser for me. Pies also don't tend to be overly sweet, which is a point of attraction for me. I just love pie.
So far in my tiny pie maker I have made chicken pot pies, blueberry pies, and mini quiches. There are lots of uses for this machine and it works really easily. It makes dessert (something my husband lives more) a total no-brainer, which I love! I have yet to freeze any of the pies I have made because they seem to keep disappearing into piles of crumbs... hmm.... I wonder why.
The recipes in the booklet that came with the pie maker leave something to be desired, but I am not much of a recipe follower, anyway. And I never really expect very much from those books, either. Other than that, let the good pies roll! This machine is great and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves pie and/or gadgets and/or miniature anything!
*Any company, persons, or entities that would like to send me gadgets, therefore, would be welcomed. I should also mention that if you did happen to send me a gadget, I would love you.... forever.
You can use ready made crust, or make your own. I chose to go hybrid on this one and use the Jiffy Crust. It's easy and never fails! The machine comes with crust cutters, making life exponentially easier!
It's great because you just pop it in, fill it, top it again with crust. Then close the lid and let he magic pie fairies go to work!
BAM! Check it out! These are blueberry, but you can add virtually any filling you like! It's like magic... only pie-ier.