• Wendy Merron

    I’m disappointed that I missed your contest! Until now I’ve never heard of a Breville mini pie maker. Oh well. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t win one. It would be difficult to look at those luscious mini pies I’d be making for everyone while I’m losing weight.

    My daughter is constantly having friends over and they always bake something delicious. This would be a great gift for her! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Wendy, it would definitely make a great gift. My family draws names for Christmas, and if I ever get my oldest sister’s name, this will be what I get her.

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Leave it to Susan to make cooks out of us non-cooks. LOL

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Cheryl, I know! Pies, sauces, soups… what will be next?

  • Jon Jefferson

    I think you might be showing signs of addiction. First it is a pie here or there. Next you will stepping into the harder stuff like sauces. Do we need an intervention?

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Jon, I’ve recently mastered a simple white wine and garlic sauce that I put with sauteed shrimp, so maybe an intervention is needed. I blame my husband who travels so much and can no longer cook great meals for us all the time. I’ve been left to my own devices 😉

  • Raquel

    That pie maker is so cute! Will have to check that out. Love the presentation!

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Raquel, I think the appeal of making mini things is one of the reasons I found it so fun to use 😉

  • Julie

    I don’t have one yet. It’s on my list for some special day. I’m loving the review. I REALLY want one now.

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      It’s a great product. I haven’t made pot pies yet, but they’re next on my list.

  • Elizabeth Scott

    Wow I will admit I was so so so jealous that I didn’t win a pie maker. I have had a mini pie at Susan’s and they are yummy….. You can do so much with them.

    • They are fun to use Elizabeth. We need to do more, don’t you think?

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Elizabeth, it’s safe to say that Susan spoils you with all of her wonderful treats and we’re all jealous.

  • nonniejules

    Jeri, you are too funny! I’m a peach cobbler kinda gal, and what is “puff” topping?

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Nonnie, the puff type of pastry is also called butter pastry on some packages. I liked the result it gave much more than regular crust.

  • I love the idea of mini-pies. But as soon as I seea recipe where I need pie crust I tend to shrink because I never learned to make good pie crust. I know now that you can buy ready-made so I’m tempted to give a pie crust recipe one more college try.

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Jeannette, the store bought crusts work great in the pie maker. The sad thing is, I had to seek assistance to find them, which really goes to show how little I’ve baked in my life!

  • Along Came Mary

    How fun! It would make a great gift, too….

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      I really enjoyed receiving this at Christmas time. Williams Sonoma did a great job with the gift wrapping.

  • I bet my son would enjoy this. He likes apple pie, so why not learn to make several and give them out to his friends as gifts?

    • Jeri Walker-Bickett

      Leora, that’s a great idea. I’m sure your son would get addicted to how fast and easy the pies are to make!

  • Home made pies are just great my daughter pinched my pie maker so I have to pie another one

    • Jeri Walker

      Jo-Anne, my favorite part of having homemade pies is piling ice-cream on top and trying to eat it before it melts! It’s just not the same when a store bought pie has to be microwaved to heat it up.

  • Mark Brody

    OK….. Now I am hungry!! That pie maker looked very cool, I definitely know what will be on the holiday list this year!
    Thank you for sharing!!

    • Jeri Walker

      Mark, giving the pie-maker as a gift will certainly make somebody happy 😉

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds like you had fun Jeri! A mini pie maker really is a great idea that would be wonderful for all of us who love pies:-)

    • Jeri Walker

      Catarina, I really did have fun making the pies, which is a testament to how easy the pie-maker is to use. I’ve since tried pre-made blueberry pie-filling as well.

  • Homejobs Bymom

    That looks delicious!! If more people in my fam liked pies I’d totally buy one

    • The cool part about this is also makes small quiches. I know you’d love those Kyrstle. 🙂

    • Jeri Walker

      Krystle, they were delicious, especially once smothered with ice cream 😉

  • Well, I’m not much of a baker, but I might actually have to try this for company. It looks dooable…even for me.

    • This really is a fun tool. It can be used for sweet and savory pies and they all super easy to make. 🙂

    • Jeri Walker

      Jeannette, I’m not much of a baker either so this pie-maker is a testament to easy cooking.

  • Debra Yearwood

    That looks like good fun.

    • Jeri Walker

      Debra, I did have fun. I hope it shows 😉

  • I’ve found mini pie makers to be tricky to use. I use some popsicle sticks to help me use the pie maker more efficiently. I love my pie maker now and have learned how to bake pumpkin pies in it. Something the manual said we couldn’t do.

    Did you know you can use sliced bread for the crust? It works pretty well.

    • It can be if you don’t do certain things. I’ve found it to a whole lot easier when I keep the crust and filling chilled before making the pies. That includes pumpkin pie by the way. 🙂

      • Thanks for that tip. For one thing these pie makers aren’t just a plug-n-play appliance.

    • Aaron Munro

      I’m also wanting to make mini pumpkin pies in mine. How did you end up making them? Did you blind bake first then use pop sticks underneath to separate the crust from the edges to cook the filling without burning the crust?

      • The way the pie maker is designed, there is no need to blind bake the crust or to separate the crust from the pie maker. I would suggest that you review two of the posts about mentioned at the end. Follow the instructions and you will find it will work very easily and very well. 🙂

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