Anything mini is cute ain’t it? Especially food like mini pies, cupcakes, and bundt cakes. I loved making mini banana loaves during the holidays and give them as gifts but I have to say, my new food gift will probably be mini pies! I was given this Breville Pie Maker a while back to review and oh.my.gosh. It’s the cutest thing ever! It makes 4 pies and it can’t get any easier. I had so much and have thought of so many things to make in it.
I started with apple pie because it’s the first thing that comes to my mind when I think pie. You simple need Pillsbury’s Roll Out Pie Crust Dough and whatever filling you want. Always read the directions guys….I did not and my first set of pies slightly burned. If I had read the instructions, I would have seen that it takes 2-3 full heating cycles before the unit cooks evenly. Here’s what the Breville Pie Maker looks like. You get the unit itself, along with the pie cutter (one side cuts the bottom of the pie, and the other cuts the top of the pie out), and one more piece that helps you seal the pie’s top to the bottom crust.
I was able to cut out top and bottom crusts for two pies with one Pillsbury Pie Crust.
I brushed the pie maker with olive oil. I prefer to NEVER use nonstick spray unless it’s Wilton’s. I think the others leave a residue over time which ends up making it stick. With the one attachment, after you lay the bottom crust in the pie spot, you use that piece to push it down into the bottom. You then fill it with your pie filling, being careful not to overfill so that it doesn’t leak out everywhere. Once you lay the top pie crust, you seal them together using the attachment.
Bake until the light changes and viola!
TIP: It’s recommended to use crescent dough for the top of the pie crust. I didn’t but next time will try it. What a great Mother’s Day gift this Breville Pie Maker would make huh! You can make so many other things like chicken pot pie too! I’d love to know what you’d make.